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Monday 30 September 2019

Shampan | Whitley Bay | Sunday Banquet Review

We love a good Indian Takeaway but we very rarely go out to an Indian Restaurant. I don't know why though as I don't think I've ever had a bad experience. We recently had a family meal out and decided to try Shampan, an Indian Restaurant in Whitley Bay.

When we arrived the host showed us to our table and our waiter was straight over with the menus and to take our drinks order. On Thursdays and Sundays there is a Banquet available that is an absolute bargain. You get Poppadoms and pickles, a Starter, a Main Course (with either rice, chips or a naan) and either Ice Cream or Coffee for dessert, all for only £12.95!
The poppadoms and pickles were great as you'd expect (I really like the lime pickle but everyone else says it gross). For starter I went for Chicken Chaat, I've had this a few times from a takeaway and the one here does not disappoint. Chicken in a rich masala is very flavoursome and served on a Puri so it can be eaten like a wrap. I like to drizzle a little mint yogurt on mine, perfect.
Mrs. Cool ordered the Bhuna Prawn Puri, also eaten like a wrap. This was the first time Mrs. Cool has tried a Bhuna. The prawns were very sweet and it was very moreish and she might try it as a main course next time.
Harry is starting to like Indian food now too and he also had the banquet and had the Tikka Chicken for his starter, which he loved and said the chicken was very tasty but not spicy.

For my main I had the Lamb Rogan Josh. I love lamb in a curry, it's always so tender and the Rogan Josh is a curry I like as it isn't too hot but still packs punch. This was lush with a Garlic and Coriander Naan to mop up all the sauce.
Mrs. Cool loves Madras but she has been disappointed with the last few she has had. I think Shampan may have saved the Madras from getting dumped. It was hot but not overpowering and again perfect with a Garlic and Coriander Naan.
Harry ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala, this is his favourite curry as its sweet but not hot. I'm partial to a tikka masala myself and sometimes share with Harry but this was the perfect size for Harry's (now teenage) appetite.
Everyone had Ice cream for dessert except me, I had Coffee (what have I become?) and we were all full but not stuffed which is always the best way after a good meal. I can't fault the waiting staff as they were very attentive and the food was very prompt in being served. All of the food was fantastic and at only £12.95 each it is totally worth it and we'll definitely be back.

Well, that's all for now.


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1 comment

  1. I have never heard of this Indian before, sounds nice and good value. We often visit the Bay Leaf at High pit in Crammy, we used to actually go there every year for Christmas dinner (my dad still does)


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