Everest Restaurant

22 Nov

Only I would book a table at 6:30pm. True to form, when I and two mates rocked up to the Everest restaurant we were the only souls in there. We mumbled amongst each other for five minutes, conscious of our voices echoing around the bare room, but a drink helped restore our usual bolshie selves. (Our default position in Indian restaurants given that we’ve usually consumed Indian food after midnight while half-cut).

It took us a while to get through the generous menu and surprisingly thick wine list. A smiling waiter took our order, asking us which level of spiciness we preferred which we thought was a nice touch. He then brought us complementary papadums with tasty dips that we demolished with noisy acclaim. Meanwhile the restaurant was filling up, adding a welcome buzz to the atmosphere. The house white was very good but my mate found his Cobra beer to be a little warm and switched to Mousel. We moved onto the assorted starters which we unanimously found to be greasy and tasteless, and worried a little about the main meal on its way; a bugbear of ours is to waste a hunger and we were ravenous.

Luckily we had nothing to worry about. My pungent Rogan Josh was spiced with a delicate hand, the heat building pleasantly on my taste buds, and the beef was tender. My escorts attacked their lamb Biryani and Vindaloo with the enthusiasm of the half starved and proclaimed both to be delicious. Our bill was just shy of 100 euros for a large starter, three mains and generous helpings of booze, which we agreed to be excellent value. The decor may be a bit rough and ready (though points for the framed posters of the Himalayas throughout) but the attentive, friendly service and enjoyable mains more than compensated. We wobbled into the cold night to a chorus of goodbyes, extremely full, centrally-heated and more than pleased with ourselves.

Cuisine: Indian
Website: www.restauranteverest.com
Address: 8 rue Bender L-1229 Luxembourg
Phone number: +352 49 33 55
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 23:00. Closed Sun
Prices: Meat Samosas €5.50, Beef Rogan Josh €13.75, white wine €2.50, small Mousel €2.50
Public transport: any bus that stops on Avenue de la Liberté, a ten minute walk from the Gare train station.
Delivery: Yes, check their website

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