Lily's Vegetarian Indian Cuisine,Ashton under Lyne
Posted on 05 / 15 / 2010
I went to this place today and had an interesting conversation with the guy who runs the place that has influenced what I will type here.
Firstly there is a pretty big choice on the menu but the menu needs reprinted as there are many items crossed out. Without being prompted I was told that they are negotiating moves to bigger premises and that new menus are being printed. The new menu will be marked to indicate the items that are suitable for vegan veggies as a sizeable portion of the menu is aimed at lacto-veggies. The reason for the move is that the current 32 seat premises isn't big enough to cope for the demand particularly for when they are booked for events and functions.
It was a bit of a disappointment to be told that they don't do thali's on Saturday as in my humble that is one of the best things about Indian restaurants.
I asked what I could have that was vegan veggie friendly. Thew waiter was very knowledgeable and talked me through a few options. I took his recommendation of Bateta Wada as a starter. This was excellent and I would go as far to say that this was the part of the meal that I enjoyed most. I also had dal tadka, chapati & veg biryani.
The non alcoholic drinks choice wasn't the best that I've ever seen. I would have liked a fruit juice and soda but their soft drinks options seemed to focus on those with added sugar or a diet cola. I plumped for tap water in the end. I was told that they used to have a juicer but there was little demand for this and they ended up throwing away as much fruit as they used. Thus the juicer has gone. They offer lassis if you are lacto-veggie.
* print new menus - already being taken care of
* mark the vegan veggie friendly items on the menu - will also be taken care of it seems
* make thali's available at weekends
* review the choice of soft drinks available
* tasty food
* reasonable prices
* no complaints with service
This place is worth a visit if you are into Indian food. Its also handy for the train station if that is how you are gettiing there. At present I am going to rate this place as a 4 out of 5. Once the move to new premised is complete I would like to visit again and update this review.
Vegan veggie friendly, tasty food
No thali's at weekends, Not the best soft drinks choice