The Shad

The Shad

Indian and South Asian

0.5 miles
8 William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EJ
Within walking distance of the sea, The Shad is a delightful surprise for lovers of exotic flavours and authentic Indian cooking. Entering the restaurant one is struck by the modern decor, the high ceilings and the light and airy atmosphere. My friend and I were greeted by the courteous proprietor Mr Raj Miah, who showed us to our seats and presented us with menus. We nibbled on poppadoms and a selection of dips to start with, which were a delicious treat in themselves, served with a selection of different chutneys, some of which were very unique to the restaurant.

Our appetisers were spectacular - my choice was crab morisa, which consisted of a large red capsicum pepper stuffed with spicy minced crabmeat and baked in the oven with a delicious cheese topping. My friend chose tandoori scallops, which arrived sizzling on a platter. The tender scallops had been slow cooked in delicate spices, and she declared they were the best she had ever tasted.

Just when we thought things couldn't get any better we were proved wrong - more delicious fare was set before us. The menu is extensive (the seafood menu alone was the largest we had ever seen) and it was tricky to choose just one dish, but eventually we settled for Kentish lamb Bengali korma, which was prepared using sweet fragrant spices simmered in a creamy sauce with fruits, and the amchoor - chicken in a buttery sweet and sour sauce flavoured with mango. To accompany, we shared fresh-tasting lemon rice, an onion bhaji, Bombay aloo and a delicious peshwari naan - the latter was just the thing to mop up every last scrap of the delicious sauces that we couldn't bear to leave on our plates. The meal was a complete success - so enjoyable in fact that we have already booked a table for next weekend. I simply can't wait.
+2The Shad
Open: Mon-Sun noon-2pm, 5.30pm-11pm

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