Manzil: King Street, Aberdeen
A NIGHT on the town or collapse on the couch with a DVD and a takeaway?
An early shift the next day made it an easy decision, so we plumped for the Manzil, tempted by a huge array of spicy treats.
The meal was ready and waiting when we arrived to pick up and we were keen to tear into mixed pakora, chicken nentara and mushroom and paneer bhoona. Unfortunately, a mix-up meant the veggie dish had been left out, meaning satisfaction was delayed slightly until the very apologetic staff had it delivered.
The ample portion of vegetable and chicken pakora (£3.95) was tasty, set against sharp chilli sauce, though the pieces lacked a bit in crunch. The nentara (£7.95) boasted huge pieces of tender tikka-style chicken in a gently spiced sauce, which was nicely complemented by fresh coriander. And the tomatoey sauce and generous chunks of mushroom and cheese in the bhoona (£6.50) were a delight.
Along with beautifully-cooked mushroom pilau (£2.50), a plain nan (£2.50) and a free portion of popadoms and onions, we enjoyed a great feed at a good price.