This restaurant is obviously popular, so much so that they have created a makeshift extension at the back using tarpaulin to create a roof over what was once the outside courtyard. This was where we were seated, kept warm by patio heaters.
Indian Zing is definitely trying to be up-market, offering “refined and flavoursome” food. Fortunately this isn’t a polite way of saying you’re going to be ripped off! In fact the prices were very reasonable, as was the house wine which we consumed in great quantities.
As a starter I shared their Mixed Platter, comprising four varied and succulent dishes, including an interesting Prawn Kharphatla and Lamb Salli (suffed with fenugreek).
Being Vindaloo Vic, I had to go for their Malabar Chicken Curry, the hottest on the menu. As you’d expect from this type of place, it wasn’t actually very hot – but it was extremely tasty. One of my fellow diners had a Duck Chettinad and reported that it was excellent.
The service was a bit variable, with some of the staff being extremely charming while others were unduly impatient. Other than that, it’s a pretty good place with an interesting menu.