We collected our friend from the airport in the early evening as her Ryanair flight was 3 hours late arriving from Bournemouth. She had been travelling since 7.00am and finally landed at 7.00pm so feeling bedraggled and tired we decided to have a quick meal then an early night. Rather than going home to change, we thought we would try the Star of Bengal in Los Cristianos. I have heard, over many years, that the food here is excellent but this was our first visit.
We sat on the terrace as we had two dogs with us and although it was just 8.00pm there were several people eating outside and a party of 10 inside. The waiter brought the menu and took our drinks order, two soft drinks and a large G&T for friend to set her up after her journey.
We ordered meat samosas, sheek kebab and Tandoori king prawns for starters. While we were waiting, we were brought popadums and chutneys although we hadn’t ask for these.
The starters arrived and being the sort of people we are we had to sample something off each so 3 starters – all delicious and the prawns were huge.
For our main course, we ordered the Chicken Kashmir with lychees, a Butter Chicken and a Chicken Jalfrezi plus two pilau rice and a peshwari naan to share and a couple more drinks.
The recommendations I had heard were certainly true, this is a superb restaurant. The staff are courteous, the food first class and nobody could fault the prices, just €52 for the three of us and enough to bring home and stick in the freezer for another day. We also had the ubiquitous, courtesy of the house, peach schnapps to finish off the meal. We will certainly be visiting again.
It was then two doors down to the Mestizo for barraquito and after a quick shower and all that alcohol friend tripped merrily into bed not to be heard from again until 10.00am next morning.