Lasan is one of my favourite Indian restaurants in the city and leads the pack when it comes to Indian fine dining.
Based on James Street, just off St Paul’s Square, Lasan is beautiful and inviting. It’s light, bright, comfortable and seriously luxe. It’s date night, mate night and everything in between.
I’ve eaten here a number of times and have always enjoyed the concise, carefully crafted menu of luxe Indian food so I was very intrigued to hear about the new Weekend Feast menu.
At £35 a head, the menu includes a combination of dishes to share with friends and family as an alternative to ordering individual plates of food. Its a Sunday Roast kind’ve affair but instead of the roast, an Indian feast and a sharing, caring vibe awaits. It feels celebratory almost.
The star of the show is a beautiful centrepiece of tandoor masala slow-roasted shoulder of lamb cooked to perfection so that it falls off the bone and into the biryani rice its nestled in to be scooped back up again with piping hot naan. A rich and flavoursome gravy accompanies the lamb and brings it all together, its delicious.
Roasted potatoes marinated in chilli, mustard seed and curry leaves are satisfying and moreish. Roasted masala cauliflower is crunchy and a great twist on a usually dull veg- we all think it.
Daal is creamy and comforting and remains hot which I find doesn’t always happen elsewhere.
For dessert, we make room for sweet halwa with vanilla ice cream. This is not part of the weekend feast menu, but probably should be.
Lasan’s Weekend Feast is perfection. The sharing and caring concept sits well with Indian food, especially Indian fine dining and I’m a big fan. It’s great value for money but I do think dessert should be included in the price point. There’s also a great opportunity to regularly mix up the meat centrepiece to keep it interesting. There’s definitey scope to offer a vegan and veggie option too, since the concept of non-meat offerings is so popular in India.
I can’t wait to come back.
*Thanks to Lasan, I was invited to try the food but as always my opinions are my own because ain’t nobody got the time or energy to fabricate*