In my mind one of the ultimate luxuries is having a great place to eat within walking distance of home… Anything to avoid loading eight kids in and out the car!!! And anything for a night out!!! So on Friday night we decided to try Bihari Indian Restaurant in Fish Hoek, which is literally within a block of home. Even the littlest legs could manage it!!! We were off and in for a lovely surprise!!!
Now first impressions count!!! And there was no horrified gasp of “eight kids” as we entered – already a big plus in my books!!! They quickly whipped up a table for ten and then left us to read menu’s and enjoy snacking poppadoms…
We placed our order and then to our surprise – and this has never ever happened to us before: We were invited into the kitchen to watch our dinner being prepared. Now mind the photos, they were taking in the heat of the moment literally and I was holding one hand and picking up another person to see everything at the same time. But seriously I have never been to a restaurant where they say: “Oooh, A table full of kids!!!! Can we show you how your meal is made…” Fantastic!!!
Here come our samoosas:
And our cucumber raita:
But watching the naan breads in the tandoor oven was the most fun!!!
First they roll it out by hand…
And then they stick it to the oven wall:
And then it was back to the table to try our samoosas:
And some yummy naan breads and curry for us:
I loved all the little bowls with sambals and delicious little pots of things to try… I wasn’t alone!!!
Let’s just say they licked their platters clean!!! And I was a bit worried they wouldn’t want to eat exotic food! How wrong I was!!! And the one person who is nervous of trying new things was so impressed with the golden plate that he ate everything too!!! Seriously yummy food!!! And as for our celebrity chef… well he kept waving to the chef at the kitchen door, just being friendly!!!, and they were so professional and came over EVERY time to ask if everything was okay? It was… better than okay, we had a lovely time!!!
My first concern was if they do take-outs – yes!!! I could actually send my boys on an errand to collect lunch when we are running late with school or everyday!!! Though that might eventually get a bit pricy!!! We will definitely be back and if you are looking to try out an interesting eatery in Fish Hoek then we have found one for you!!!