I’m doing a Black Salt Sheen review because the restaurant is celebrating it’s first anniversary this month and so I’m taking the opportunity to commend them on a fantastic first year. It’s rare to find a restaurant in our local area that has done so well, so quickly. They are full every night and for good reason….people are coming back to them time and time again and I fear the word is out….it’s far more than a local establishment now, it’s going to be somewhere people start coming to from far and wide.
We first went to try it out in June last year when they’d just opened and were extremely impressed. The food is imaginative, extremely high quality and of course, delicious, so we’ve been going back regularly ever since.
We also get our takeaways from there now and they’ve catered for a number of local parties too. Head Chef Manish Sharma has done them proud – you will find dishes rarely found in other Indian restaurants. They have a fabulous team of staff and are incredibly welcoming. Here’s a screen shot of some of their menu:-
And if you’re curious to know what a chicken lollipop is, they look like this and are delicious:-
I don’t have a photo of the interior of the whole restaurant – it’s quite spacious and they have an outdoor terrace too. I’m waiting to see how long it’s going to take before they get tables out at the front terrace too – they’re running out of places to put people! This is the bar area as you come in:-
Ten of us went there the night before my mother’s funeral – my kids, brothers, partner and given the very sad circumstances, we had an exceptionally good evening:-
I took some fairly awful photos of the food, the first time we went there. But you can see how much we were all enjoying ourselves:-
When they had to shut in lockdown, just after opening, it must have been very hard for them. The day that my daughter was completing her final exam for her MA and we were evicted halfway through it by a police woman, banging on our front door because of a bomb scare in our street, we decamped to the terrace of their restaurant. The owner happened to be going in as my daughter sat crying on the floor of their terrace whilst I was standing guard, trying hard to keep her calm and focused. He very kindly brought out a chair for me to sit on and some water for us both. I was very touched by his kindness and I always look out for him when we’re there.
So, without wanting to ensure that there are never any tables available when we go there, I can’t keep this a secret any longer. It’s a fabulous Indian restaurant and you should come along and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed I’m sure.