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                                                                                                       Lunch Set Menu

                                                                                                   £29.95(Normally £39.95)

                                                                                                   Starter - Main - Dessert  

                                                                                                    Till 1st July 2024




We use flour milled from organic Heritage wheat for all our breads and puddings. This is grown and milled ten miles down the road from our restaurant.



Our lamb is a variety called Southdowns which is grass fed on meadows outside Canterbury. The meat is naturally gamey and delicious. We buy our lamb directly from a local farmer with a small holding



As a restaurant, we are conscious about the effect our business has on the environment. Thus, we collect our vegetables and fruits from small local farmers based around Canterbury. This reduces the need for packaging and transport.



Cauliflower Manchurian

Manchurian is the result of the adoption of Chinese cooking and seasoning techniques to suit Indian tastes and has now become a staple of Indian Chinese cuisine. Crispy and moreish nuggets of cauliflower wrapped in a hot, sweet and spicy Indo Chinese style sauce.

Allergen advice: Directly contains: - Soya, Gluten


Black chickpea, potatoes, Kachori chaat, assorted chutneys and yoghurt, fresh coconut, pomegranate

Kachoris are the king amongst Indian street food dishes and are seen in different forms and variants throughout India.

Directly contains: - Gluten , milk


Kebab of tandoori style chicken breast chargrilled on Japanese Binchotan charcoal, Kolkata chicken cutlet, garlic coriander naan

Coriander chutney, chicken roulade, yogurt raita.

Directly contains: - Milk, Eggs, Celery,Sesame ,Mustard


Dosai with gently spiced potatoes, mustard and onions

Sambar, assorted chutneys. The Dosai is a South Indian crepe and is rich in carbohydrates and proteins. 

Directly contains: - Celery, milk, mustard (Ask for vegan option) 


Seafood - Wild Cod steamed in a banana leaf, kebab of Kent coast mackerel charcoal smoked

Directly contains: -  Fish, mustard, crustaceans , mollusc


Onion, spinach and sweet potato fritter with mixed chutneys

Directly contains: -  Mustard


Terrine of wild duck, bhuna sauce

Goan style spiced Scotch quail egg, spiced apple chutney, mango and red onion salad

Allergen advice: Directly contains: -  Gluten,egg



Large Dosai with gently spiced Potatoes, mustard and onions

Filling selection:       Masala potato  I  Spinach  I

Directly contains: - Celery,  Mustard, (Ask for vegan option)



Paneer in a tomato and ginger sauce, roasted seasonal vegetable, garlic coriander naan, cumin rice

Directly contains: -  Mustard,Gluten



Butter chicken, chana masala, onion and pepper paratha, cumin rice.

We cook our chicken on the bone as it is traditional and more  flavorful  .

Directly contains: -  Gluten, milk, mustard



Slow cooked lamb biryani, sauce of stem pepper, cinnamon and mustard 

We cook our lamb on the bone as it is traditional and more  flavorful . Piper chaba also known as “Chui pepper” is called the forgotten culinary fire in Indian cuisine.It is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent and has an intense and earthy flavor. No one in India had heard of chillies before the Portuguese brought it in the early 15th century.

Directly contains: - Gluten, mustard



Catch of the day

Sauce of coconut, ginger and brown mustard, sauteed spinach and greens, masala potato .

Allergen advice. Directly contains: -  Mustard, fish, crustaceans, molluscs


Tiger prawn and squid served in Kerala style malai sauce

Served with dosa, cumin rice and crispy okra

Allergen Advice: - Contains: Mustard, crustaceans, molluscs, milk




Rose and vanilla crème brulee

Served with rose brittle, brandy butter, and fresh fruit. An exotic twist to a classical French dessert with a subtle hint of rose and Madagascan vanilla. 

Directly contains: - Egg, Dairy


Lemon bavarois

Served with brandy butter, chocolate diamond, and fresh fruit. An excellent palate cleanser after a flavorsome and spicy meal. Star anise adds depth and complexity of flavor to this tangy citrusy French pudding.

Directly contains: - Dairy, egg



Mango kulfi

Directly contains: - Dairy,  egg



Warm semolina halwa cake with orange blossom ice cream

A twist on a traditional delicacy during all popular festivals in the Indian subcontinent.Vegan

Directly contains: - Gluten,soya


24 carat gold  Jumbo Gulab Jamun served with a creamy cardamom and white chocolate sauce

Classic dessert from the Indian subcontinent flavored with cardamom and rose .

Directly contains: - Milk, Gluten


Chocolate Cake

 Directly contains: - Gluten, Milk, Egg, Soya

"Wonderful time and lunch with friends

Lunch with friends at this place was fabulous. They offer vegan and vegetarian options. The food arrived quickly and it was tasty. Friendly staff and refreshing cocktails. Good location of the restaurant as well. We will be back."

Vufik Vasken 

Tripadvisor 13 Sep 23

Enjoyable food full of flavour. Exceptional customer service. Highly recommended

Fantastic Indian restaurant that left a lasting impression on us. We were greeted by a warm and welcoming lady.
The lady who served us was not only knowledgeable about the menu but also incredibly attentive to our needs. She guided us through the diverse dishes, making excellent recommendations based on our preferences.
The food was extremely tasty. The flavours were authentic and unforgettable. We will be back"


Tripadvisor Sep 23


Lovely unexpected experience

Ashar served us yesterday evening, we went for a quick eat just before we went on a ghost tour. She was very informative and had a good recommendation for us as we haven’t tried much Indian dishes. She was prompt and very knowledgeable plus she gave us a proper service explaining us how to eat the food to enjoy the full experience. She is a star, thank you so much for the experience. Will be back!"


Aug 2023 

"Delicious food and fab service We’ve eaten here twice in recent months and each time the food has been delicious! The first time we had the set lunch, and then last night the Bottomless Thali.
Both have been fab; flavoursome and tasty.
The staff and service is great too. Ashar, the manager, in particular is brilliant and an asset to the restaurant.
I’d highly recommend The Cook’s Tale, and plan to return again soon!



Aug 2023

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