Winchester is an interesting town to visit. It’s dripping with history, having been the capital of England at one point and the Great Hall has what is claimed to be the original round table from the days of the legendary King Arthur.
Now, Gandhi restaurant can’t claim to have anyone that historic on its frontage but it is nevertheless a very apt name. Winchester has a decent range of eateries, both independent and chains. There are many Indian restaurants to choose from but Gandhi is our favourite for its innovative dishes and flavours.
You will find dishes in the signature collection section that you won’t be able to find in conventional Indians, using top end ingredients like lamb rack, venison loin, ox cheek and mutton. When questioned, the restaurant say they draw inspiration from regions all over India.
They always offer a complimentary amuse bouche, usually chicken on a potato cake.
For starters, Emma and I usually get one of the mixed starters – there’s a meat version and a seafood version, both offering a selection of 4 items.
Our favourite dishes from the signature collection are a delicately spiced, tender lamb shank, the 24 hour-cooked, fork-tender ox cheek and the grilled Makhani chicken cooked with pistachio, cashew nuts in an almond sauce. You can’t really go wrong with any of the dishes in the signature collection.
We’ve also been there with bigger groups where set menus are recommended. The volume of food provided has sated even the biggest appetite in the group and the food came out from the kitchen in a timely manner.
Gandhi is a wise choice if you’re looking for a curry house in Winchester.
Food: ★★★★★ Service: ★★★★☆ Ambiance: ★★★★☆ VFM: ★★★★☆ Overall: ★★★★☆
Price: A little more expensive for the chef’s special dishes but worth the money for their unique take and flavours.