You’ll find Salkaara just a short walk from Llandaff train station and a stone’s throw from the district’s famous cathedral. Founded by Santhosh Nair, this restaurant recently opened with the aim of offering diners high-quality Indian cuisine at an affordable price, and has already gained a glowing reputation for its outstanding service.
Salkaara’s tasting menus afford diners the chance to sample a variety of Indian dishes and get to know the cuisine. These selections list all the chef’s favourites, with one menu including Kashmiri chicken tikka, pan-seared sea bass served on a bed of curry leaf, and Nadan chicken curry. It’ll be a difficult choice however, as the second tasting menu includes a mouth-watering spice-crusted lamb tikka and an aromatic lamb rogan josh.
The main menu lists all the classic dishes you would expect from an authentic Indian restaurant, including a chicken tikka masala, tandoori salmon and tandoori king prawn. However, guests also have the chance to try some more unusual dishes, such as konju manga curry – tiger prawns simmered in a spicy coconut and mango gravy – or the Indian cheese-based five spice paneer. While Salkaara is a comfortable and modern restaurant, those wishing for a relaxed night in can also purchase their meals to take away. Your fi rst visit to Salkaara is guaranteed to be one of many.