Moti Mahal, WC2B 5AA
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We started with a round of cocktails at £8 apiece; Kake rather liked the Tamarind Martini, which had just enough spice to be warming.
After ordering, we got a little freebie amuse-bouche along with a shooter of strawberry lassi photo, and we also got a palate cleanser of red wine and pear sorbet in between starters and mains.
Kake started with seared scallops (£14) photo; tasty enough. Main course was pan-fried baby mullet (£15.50) photo; again quite tasty, but unfortunately rather oversalted; although it started out fine, by the time I was halfway through I was really noticing the excess of salt (and I like salty food). I did mention this to the staff, but another member of our party had a stronger complaint so I decided not to press the issue.
We got some side dishes to share — we started to order these individually but our waiter suggested that we let him bring an appropriate quantity of side dishes in order to avoid ending up with too much; this turned out to work fairly well. Kake was quite keen on the dal makhani (black lentils in cream; £4).
We ended up paying about £70/head, though we did drink quite a lot of booze.
Kake's verdict: I'd like to come back and give this place another go. As of May 2008, they also do a lunch special of two courses for £10, which seems like a good way to try it out.