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A taste of Bengal in Sherburn-in-Elmet

Located within the large village of Sherburn-in-Elmet, in the heart of North Yorkshire between Leeds and York, is the traditional Bengal cuisine restaurant, Elmet Kitchen.

Formally the Bon Restaurant, this building has been given a full makeover, inside and out. The restaurant is ideal for all occasions, the quaint building lends itself to intimate date nights for two, small groups and additional seating upstairs for larger parties. Although the weather was not suited to outdoor dining at the time of our experience, the seating available on the secluded decking at the rear of the establishment will be a ‘hot spot’ during the warmer months and we can’t wait to go back and dine there.

Reservations can be made either over the phone or using their online booking system, however, if you prefer to stay in the comfort of your own home, Elmet Kitchen also offers a takeaway service.

We would not necessarily call ourselves ‘experts’ in choosing the best curry however we have certainly had our fair share so can give it a go. After a busy day at work, a meal out in the local village was just what the doctor ordered. On arrival, we were greeted by Russel who showed us to our table straight away. From the offset and throughout the whole experience, Russel was accommodating and patient whilst we were trying to decide what to choose from a wide range of classic and contemporary dishes on offer. The service throughout was a real selling point for us.

Now let’s talk about food. You simply must try the Venison Jall Chat - we couldn’t recommend this starter highly enough. Venison wouldn’t usually be our meat of choice, however this dish was divine. The Jall Chat was well presented, rich and covered in a spicy but sweet sauce, served beneath a crisp fresh bhaji. We will be ordering this again. Deciding on a curry was a difficult task as they all sounded delicious. We are not particularly adventurous when ordering unfamiliar dishes. One of us picked the Chicken Bhuna from the classic dishes section of the menu. It was tasty, had a spicy kick to it and a well-balanced sauce. With our other curry, we wanted to try something new, so we ordered the Bappa Gosth Handi curry. The team were very accommodating and allowed us to adjust the heat to medium, this was ideal for us, usually this dish is served hot. We were glad we tried something new. The lamb was tender, the sauce flavoursome and it was perfectly accompanied with two classic garlic naan breads. Elmet Kitchen also offer a House Special Naan with Chicken Tikka and Onion Potatoes if you fancy something more unique.

This is a restaurant clearly taking pride in what they do. They source much of their produce locally, which not only supports local businesses and farmers but helps to ensure their customers are getting the freshest ingredients possible in their meals. They also use their own unique blending of spices, all freshly prepared by their chefs in house.

Contact us

Elmet Kitchen

19 Low Street, Sherburn-in-Elmet,

Leeds LS25 6BG.

Tel. 01977 682146


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