Mumbai Spice: Bridge Croft, Hillhead, Newtonhill
INDIAN food doesn’t qualify as fast food ... unless it comes from a wee restaurant right beside the A90, I suppose.
This former Little Chef has seen a number of curry incarnations, so when it changed again I had to check it out.
Cue a menuless 70mph trip from Stoney to put in the order. The nice chaps at Mumbai Spice picked up on the speed thing. My order was ready in minutes.
The meal deal for two, checks in at a reasonable £22.95 for popadoms, starters, two chicken main courses, a bombay aloo, rice and naan.
The vegetable pakora was a treat, crispy but grease free. The chicken tikka, though, was a touch on the dry side and needed dunking in the accompanying sauces.
For the mains, the dulania bhuna chicken was a sweet, tangy and garlicky affair, but not too hot. The real draw here were the chickpeas that added a bit of crunch. More-ish.
We both loved the spinach-based shally chicken with its riot of spice flavours, including a nice hint of aniseed.
It was a fine feed and worth the trip.