Want to walk in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde, Mick Jagger and John Lennon? So, go to the courtroom where their trials took place! Almost untouched today is an elegant restaurant called Silk, in the heart of a former courthouse that became the Hotel Courthouse. It serves refined dishes influenced by a fusion of different Asian cuisines.
It is situated in a hotel, called Courthouse. Indeed, it is an old courthouse, refurbished but still keeping its authenticity. While you are eating, you can even forget the setting of the restaurant. Who would have guessed 50 years ago that one day, people would enjoy fine Asian cuisine in such a place?
The dinners are thought as a culinary journey, following the historic "Silk Route" with menus composed of local and international ingredients, changing with the seasons, expertly prepared by Head Chef Rajesh Parmar and his talented team. Not the simple Chinese or Thai next door restaurant! Diners have the option of a-la-carte cuisine, a three-course set menu, ideal for pre and post theatre meals or a range of enticing degustation menus ranging from three to five courses, which must be booked in advance. Nevertheless, it is not the most expensive experience you will ever pay fo - a three-course menu for £27.50. You will end up well fed, delighted of this exotic setting and not broke.
I would advise the chicken or prawns Thai curry - it is a classic but never out of style! The dessert is also a surprise, as it is a collection of mini desserts with one for every taste. When choosing from the menu, you will have to choose two vegetarian and two non-vegetarian dishes, all served with yellow dal, pulao rice and bread basket.