Indian and Bangladeshi
49 Alms Hill, Bourn, CB23 2SH
Located in the charming village of Bourn, Lalbagh is a fine Indian restaurant that’s known for its exceptional food. The recently refurbished interior makes for a stylish and contemporary setting in which to dine – comfortable white tablecloths and leather chairs set a calming scene and let the food do the talking. The friendly atmosphere ensures you feel relaxed and ready to tuck into a delicious Indian feast. The team here is renowned for their attentive, knowledgeable service, as they strive to provide a memorable dining experience for every visitor that steps through the door. The extensive menu offers a strong selection of authentic dishes, all of which are freshly prepared by talented chefs using the finest traditional ingredients. Alongside popular Indian fare such as balti and tikka, there are less familiar offerings to shake things up and encourage you to try something different. You might try the bagoon chop – aubergine marinated and pan-fried in mild spices, and served with tamarind sauce – to start. Tempting main-course offerings include the speciality Lalbagh rhubarb sea bass – pan-fried fillet of sea bass tempered with garlic and served with spiced rhubarb purée – and the winning Aurangabad, a mild curry cooked with paneer, yoghurt, pistachio and cream. There’s also an excellent range of fish dishes as well as vegetarian options, such as Quorn lababdar, paneer jalfrezi and mixed veggie korai. Add sides of tarka dal, saag paneer and aloo gobi to your feast and soak up the last of your curry with naan bread. Don’t forget to look to the drinks list for the perfect pairing. For those struggling to decide, the seven-course taster menu priced at £36.95 will leave you in no doubt as to the outstanding quality of the food here. You can also order food to take away and enjoy authentic in the comfort of your own home. With fare this good, it’s no wonder Lalbagh has earned so many accolades, including being named Restaurant of the Year at the English Curry Awards 2018, and Cambridge Food & Drink Awards’ Takeaway of the Year 2016.