After a long time, must be over 5 years, since we last went to the Khayber we have now been twice in the past month. The décor is still similar with rather traditional red drapes, which give it a old fashioned feel, and dim lighting. The service is efficient if not effusive and one is left to pour ones own wine from the start.
Having said this the food leaves nothing to be desired. I chose the Lamb Tikka Garlic Chilli Masala and was offered a choice of the lamb cooked tender or from the tandoor which leaves it, whilst not tough,much more “solid”. I prefer the tandoori version and was not disappointed. It is classed as hot and lives up to this with plenty of onion and chilli and a really tasty sauce. Josephine, who prefers the milder spiced dishes, took the Chicken Dopiaza which comes with cubed onions and green peppers. Our usual sides are Aloo Gobi and Tarka Dall, lentils in spiced sauce, or Chana Bhagee, the chick pea version. One boiled rice and a nan bread completed the meal.
We washed it down with the house red, which at £12.95 takes a lot of beating.
A really enjoyable meal with pleasant service and, at under £50 including wine, a brandy and a coffee, pretty hard to beat.