lovely food and atmosphere
Posted on 11 / 09 / 2010
We visited Poole last week and went to Zoukinis with my partner's parents (who live nearby), and had a really lovely meal. I'm vegan - and the others aren't vegetarian - but they all thoroughly enjoyed it too and wanted to go again!
It was a set Thali meal - with a mango lassi to start (with a vegan option available), followed by a selection of dishes, which I think included dhal, vegetable curry, puri, rice, yummy salad and - my favourite bit - a really refreshing mint and apple chutney. It was all delicious, and was so nice to go somewhere where we could all enjoy the food and I didn't feel awkward or that I'd dragged people somewhere they didn't like. I think the Thali is only once a month, but I'd definitely recommend it to people. There was also a decent wine selection (although I'm no expert) and various types of fairtrade coffee (including decaff) to finish with.
The service was also great, and struck the difficult balance of being really friendly but not at all intrusive. They were just really accommodating!
We'd definitely like to go again when we're next visiting - and my partner's parents took a menu away with them, so I think they'll come again too!
friendly service, lovely food, nice atmosphere