Omar's - home of the Notorious Naan.... oh and darn good curry too?
This trip to drink beer in Bradford's finest drinking establishments, and to eat Bradford Curry, was actually a belated Birthday night out with work friends. I know it's getting on for a month after my actual Birthday, but you know me, I'm not the kind of guy to grumble at a day out however spurious the reason.
However, before we get the the nitty gritty of Omar's itself the there is the small matter of a few pubs...
So, from t'Shoulder, we wandered to the Sparrow Bier Cafe. Among my Leeds dwelling, and rare visitors to Bradford what so ever drinking buddies, the Sparrow struck a more familiar and happy chord. It's trendy, vibrant and has a good selection of quality beverages. I could tell Ngoc Phan and Martin were happy here. Indeed, it is one of my favorite pubs in Bradford too. I was tret to a Kwak so was a happy bunny.
Omar's was a touch quiet on arrival at about 19:30. But it was the middle of Ramadan, and the restaurant did fill during our stay. We munched on popadoms and pickles whilst perusing the menu - much of which was unbelievably tempting - and soon a waiter was at our table ready for orders. I plumped for Samosa Chaat (lamb) and, after a certain amount of umming and ahhing, lamb Jaipuri Punjabi Special. Others ordered fish, chops, Acharis etc. A Notorious Naan was ordered for us all too. I was very excited.
The starters arrived and we dived in. All seemed happy, but I found my Samosa Chaat very salty. Apart from a slight sour tamarind flavour, salt was all I could taste! A little deflated I hoped my Jaipuri Punjabi Special would be top draw...
|Jaipuri Punjabi Special|
|The Notorious Naan|