Hatch End near Pinner may not be classed as a culinary hub but nestled along a high street teeming with other eateries is Coriander. It’s classed as a fine dining restaurant serving the local clientele with a selection of Indian dishes inspired predominantly by Northern Indian and Bangladeshi delicacies.
The indulgent cuisine designed for comfort eating during the British winter months has something for everyone and the menu is straight forward and easy to understand. The menu is reminiscent of a traditional Indian restaurant including many timeless favourites such as Prawn Puri - tangy prawns in tomatoes on a bed of deep fried bread and Chicken Tikka. The Shatkoras are worth a nibble only to experience a different style of samosa. The Fish Tikka is tender pieces of tilapia with a fresh herbs and lemon juice and the Lamb Chops are lightly seasoned and served with a green chutney.
You could opt for familiar favourites such as Dhansak style - lentil based dishes, the Dopeaza - onion laden sauces, spicy chilli hot vindaloos, Rogan tomato seasonings or the mild korma laced curries or explore another dimension with Coriander’s Signature dishes. The Bhaza Bass is spiced pan fried sea bass served with Indian mash of spiced potatoes and offers a personal twist on a fish curry. The Lamb Shank Xacuti is a fusion of Bangladeshi flavours with Goan spices and there are plenty vegetarian dishes to compliment the richer complex curries on the comprehensive menu such as the warming Tarka Dal - rich spicy lentils and Sag Aloo - pureed spinach and potatoes.
Coriander has a firm and loyal following with the proprietor Salim Chowdhury winning Asian Curry awards for his services to the restaurant trade. They are constantly investigating new ideas and are open to customer suggestions and requests in which the chefs tweak to suit one’s palate.
Whatever floats your boat, there’s no better place to celebrate 70 years of Indian Independence than a trip down Coriander's lane.
282 Uxbridge Road
Tel: 020 8428 8166
or : 020 8428 9781