Eat-in & Collection Menu

Collection orders placed directly with us lovingly receive a 20% discount. To place your collection order directly, please call us on  023 92 865 795 or click + collect here.

KATHI WRAP

Toasted wrap… rolled up & ready to have like the Kolkatan’s did but with our DESI twist… filled with salad & contrasting chutney.

  • CHICKEN TIKKA WRAP 8.45
  • LAMB KEBAB WRAP 8.45
  • GRILLED PANEER & PINEAPPLE WRAP (V) 8.45

Small Plates

Snacking before, during and after meals is the national pastime in the subcontinent, if not their national sport. Tempted… So do join in…

  • VADA PAU (V) 7.45

    Endearingly exquisite - a spiced potato ball enrobed in a toasted brioche bun & a racy chutney. Inspired by Chowpatty…taken to another level at DESI! (in our opinion).

  • PANEER & PINEAPPLE TIKKA (V) 8.45

    An amazing playful fayre of Paneer & Pineapple, marinated overnight in a lightly herbed creamy sauce, grilled in the tandoor.

  • SEV PURI (V) 7.45

    Oh my…a thrilling burst of ecstasy, most pleasurable when eating whole…let the party begin in your mouth!

  • HOUSE CHAAT (V) 8.45

    Divinely scrumptious – moreish crispy vegetable samosa, on a bed of spiced chana, split into a cool sweet yoghurt. Dressed with tamarind & mint and coriander chutney. Topped off with pomegranate & spicy potato sprinkles.

  • PUNJABI PYRAMID (V) 6.95

    The Punjabi Samosa - most famous of all the samosas. Lovingly filled with potatoes, peas & wonderful array of spices. Served with salad & chutney.

  • CHAPLI KEBAB SLIDER 8.45

    Tasteful twist of the traditional Pakistani inspired minced meat kebab in a toasted brioche bun, dressed with slaw & contrasting chutneys.

  • ONION BHAJIA (V) 6.95

    The onion bhajia’s served at our cafe are the real McCoy – crispy, light & savoury. Served with salad & chutney.

  • GRILLED MALAI CHICKEN TIKKA 9.45

    Comfortingly alluring - tantalising tender pieces of chicken, marinated overnight in light creamy home ground spices. Served with Bombay bread, salad & chutney

Home Style Curry

As eaten in the Cafes of Old India, our curries are home style – individually cooked – in its own juices and spices, to recreate flavours one would associate with home cooked food.
Can Be  Made Spicier

Biryani

Old India and Biryani go hand in hand. Ever so moreish and perhaps what you’re not accustomed to… literally loved by all!

  • The Humble Biryani (VGN) 12.95

    An engaging marriage of flavourful vegetables layered with basmati rice & dum-cooked to scrumptiousness. Served with house dhaal.

  • DEGCHI CHICKEN BIRYANI 13.95

    Tender chicken delicately cooked within its own juices & spices and layered with rice. Pakistani influenced. Served with slaw & tzatziki raita.

  • HYDRABADI LAMB BIRYANI 14.95

    Amalgamation of slow cooked lamb in its own stock & flavours, layered with fluffy rice. Inspired by the famous biryani’s of Hydrabad. Served with slaw & tzatziki raita.

Must Haves

Drinks

MASALA CHAI

Originated in the Indian subcontinent – Masala Chai is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian herbs & spices.

  • DESI MASALA CHAI 3.95

    A perfect blend of spices brewed with Assam tea leaves and milk - slightly sweet.

Mocktail Shorbots

  • Pina Colada 4.95
  • Strawberry Daiquiri 4.95
  • Lychee Ki Shorbot 4.95

DESI SHAKES

Traditional yoghurt-based drink, originating from India. One of the most popular drinks of the subcontinent

  • COCONUT & MANGO LASSI 4.95

    Summery blend of the subcontinent.

  • ROSE & CARDAMOM LASSI 4.95

    Subtle aroma of rose and taste of cardamom.

BOTTLED DRINKS

  • RASPBERRY LEMONADE 330ml 3.25
  • TRADITIONAL LEMONADE 330ml 3.25
  • ROSE LEMONADE 275ml 3.25
  • CLOUDY APPLE JUICE 250ml 3.25
  • COCA-COLA 330ml 2.95
  • COCA-COLA ZERO SUGAR 330ml 2.95
  • SPRITE 330ml 2.95
  • SAN PELLEGRINO ARANCIATA (can) 330ml 2.95
  • MINERAL STILL WATER 330ml 2.45
  • MINERAL Sparkling WATER 330ml 2.45

HOT BEVERAGES

  • DOUBLE ESPRESSO 2.45
  • CAPPUCCINO 3.25
  • LATTE 3.25
  • FLAT WHITE 3.25
  • MOCHA 3.45
  • HOT CHOCOLATE 3.45
  • TEA POTS 2.95

    Expertly chosen loose tea from Indian. Choose from Long Jing Green Tea, Assam, Early Grey, Tropicana Fruits, Fresh Mint & Ginger

Desserts

  • MANGO COCO SOUFFLE 4.95
  • STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING 4.95

    add two scoops of ice cream £1.95

  • CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE 4.95

    add two scoops of ice cream £1.95

  • LEMON CHEESECAKE (VGN) 4.95

ICe Cream

  • SICILIAN PISTACHIO 3.95

    Three Scoops

  • CHUNKY STRAWBERRY 3.95

    Three Scoops

  • VANILLA & INFUSION BOURBON PODS OF MADAGASCAR 3.95

    Three Scoops

  • SWISS CHOCOLATE 3.95

    Three Scoops

SORBET

  • COCONUT 3.95

    Three Scoops

  • RASPBERRY 3.95

    Three Scoops

  • VANILLA & INFUSION BOURBON PODS OF MADAGASCAR 3.95

    Three Scoops

  • SWISS CHOCOLATE 3.95

    Three Scoops