Cafe Lazeez has a bar on the ground floor, with stairs leading down to the curry restaurant in the basement. It is very nicely decorated looking similar to a good hotel restaurant. <p> As soon as we sat down we were asked for our drinks and poppadoms order. We decided against poppadoms, and two people ordered Cobra at 6.00 pounds per bottle, while the rest of us asked for more time to read the wine list. The beer arrived but we were then left for quite a while before any more ordering was possible. <p> For a starter, most of us has the Lazees Barbecue Feast (saffron prawns, chargrilled salmon, barbecue chicken tikka, and lamb seekh kebab, shared between two people) costing 16:50 per two people sharing. This starter was absolutely excellent, the salmon was especially good. If anything let it down it was the lamb seekh kebab, but only because that can't be prepared as freshly as all the other parts of the dish were. Most parts to the Feast can be ordered individually as seperate starters. <p> The main course menu is quite short but each dish we ordered from it was fantastic. The Avadhi Lamb Korma (spring lamb North Indian style) was full of flavour, the Raan Masala (leg of lamb shared between two) was huge and very high quality meat, the Dum Murgh Chicken (chicken breast with cream) was rich and full of flavour. <p> more to be added....
Added by Gary Sleet, Friday 1 June 2001 16:04