Charlie’s – Petersfield
If you’re undecided about what kind of cuisine you’re craving, Charlie’s is the ideal eatery for you. Serving Indian, American and Italian food, there’s something to suit every taste. There are two Charlie’s venues – the first can be found in the centre of the market town of Petersfield, just a short walk from the Flora Twort Gallery and Hampshire Farmers’ Markets. The second venue is positioned on Bank Street in Bishop’s Waltham, with a car park making it easily accessible.
Three chefs rule each kitchen and each one specialises in American, Indian or Italian cuisine. Whether you decide to try a dish from each, or stick to one food type, you won’t be left hungry or disappointed. Diners will find all of their favourites – the Indian menu offers classic treats such samosas and lamb tikka. For mains, you can choose from a variety of traditional Indian dishes and add chicken, tiger prawns, lamb or vegetables. Charlie’s classic curries are packed with spices resulting in delicious flavours. The murag khyber ka pass is a firm favourite with regulars, and comprises marinated chicken breast with saffron, ginger and garlic cooked in a creamy saffron sauce and served with almonds, pistachios and pine nuts.
The American menu will take you on a journey from New York to San Francisco. Think mixed grill of rump steak, chicken, half a rack of smoky barbecue ribs, chicken wings accompanied by roasted tomatoes, fries and salad. The burgers are crowd-pleasers and are stacked high with classic American ingredients. The Italian menu boasts authentic starters like bruschetta and spinach or beef meatballs in a garlic and tomato sauce. The eclectic pizza selection is mouth-wateringly good, and the pasta dishes are all created with finesse and style. Any Italian foodie will be spoilt for choice. The kid’s menu is another reason to bring the whole family along as children can eat for under £5 and get a main course, unlimited drinks and a dessert.
The service is always top-notch and diners are made to feel welcome from the moment they enter. The beauty of Charlie’s is the combination of friendly and attentive front-of-house staff combined with a kitchen that produces quality, flavoursome food. If you decide to visit Charlie’s, you’ll find yourself a new favourite Italian, Indian and American restaurant all under one roof.