Chakra by Jaipur
Asheesh Dewan/ Benny Jacob
Meridian Point, Church Road, Greystones,
Telephone: 01 2017222
I don’t very often get time to luxuriate in Spas however, the last time I did, a beautiful sylph like handmaiden placed a crystal on my “chakra”, located somewh...
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5.30pm to 11.00pm Seven days
A La Carte:
€20.00 Vegetarian from €11.50
€22.00 - 3 courses 5.00pm - 7.00pm
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About The Restaurant
I don’t very often get time to luxuriate in Spas however, the last time I did, a beautiful sylph like handmaiden placed a crystal on my “chakra”, located somewhere around my expansive midriff, while I tried to look serious! Chakra is a Sanskrit word - all to do with the seven energies in your body and their well being – just lie back and enjoy it! All this leads me to the Chakra Indian Restaurant at the Meridian Point Centre in Greystones. I am very fond of Indian food, so is my better half Brendan, although he says it always “gets its own back on him”! Don’t ask! Chakra is part of the Jaipur group of restaurants, which do really fab food in George’s Street, Dalkey, Malahide, Ongar and at Ananda in Dundrum and, believe me, there is a vast difference to what you might be getting in your average Curry House around the country. Chef Sunil Ghai is the Executive Chef of the Jaipur Group and their food is truly excellent. Big, stylish and modern, the restaurant runs along the top floor to the front of the Meridian Point, with lots of glass, burgundy and gold voile blinds, and beautiful columns imported from India. There is also a private room beside the kitchen if you want to have that special evening with tastings of little dishes, and personal attendance by the Head Chef. A dozen starters €7.50/€15 includes pastry parcels filled with feta cheese, raisins and spinach, served with pear and cinnamon chutney; lamb chop and Gilawat Ke Kebab which is panfried minced lamb cake with five spice pear chutney. Barbary duck breast is sliced and served with star anise, fig and passion fruit chutney whilst Guinea fowl tikka has free range fillets of guinea fowl flavoured with lemon thyme. Main courses €19.50 - €28 offer a tremendous range of aromatic artistic food which will really have you salivating. Jhinga Malai are jumbo prawns, believe me they are jumbo, in onion and coconut sauce with roasted cumin and cardamom; Jardaloo Ma Gosht is Parsee style lamb cooked with caramelised apricots and crisp shredded potatoes. Free range spring chicken is with Kashmiri chilli paste, garlic and yoghurt whilst Dingle Bay crab claws are in coriander with green chiili paste, coconut and lime. You might also like to try the Masahari Thaali, which is a great way to try a selection of lamb, chicken, prawns and vegetables, individually served on a platter with rice and bread. Oh, and I love their Luckhnowi Biriyani which is perfumed rice with saffron, mint and fried onion, with a choice of lamb, chicken or prawns. The eclectic wine list is very comprehensive starting at €19 with lots under €30 and a very good selection of wines by the glass. You can however indulge yourself with a Chateau Leoville Poyferre St. Julien 1977 2eme Grand Cru Classe or celebrate with a bottle of Bollinger. If you want bubbles without the bubbly bill you can have a decent ProsecCo.by the glass at €9. Desserts are a work of arts and crafts! Enjoy.
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