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Eat-in & Collection Menu

Agreeable lunch or roll into dinner

  • KEEMA PAU

    Minced meat and peas, lightly spiced - with two toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Tzatziki Raita. 7.95

  • CHAPLI KEBAB

    Pakistani inspired minced meat kebab with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • VADA PAU (V)

    Two potato patties enrobed toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • KHUMBI KEEMA

    Two coated and fried portobello mushroom filled with spiced minced meat and cheese. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • HOUSE CHANA (V)

    Flavoursome smooth chickpea soup, served with Bombay bread & Tzatziki Raita. 6.95

  • ONION BHAJIA (V)

    The onion bhajia’s served at our cafe are the real McCoy. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 5.95

  • SEV PURI (V)

    Hollow puri filled with chick peas, potatoes, onion, sweet yoghurt and chutney. 5.95

  • GRILLED MALAI CHICKEN TIKKA

    Chicken marinated overnight in light creamy home ground spices. Served with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay Ketchup. 7.95

  • PAN FRIED MACHLI

    Fillet of fish, delicately marinated in subtle spices. Served with toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw. 8.95

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…

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…

  • KEEMA PAU

    Minced meat and peas, lightly spiced - with two toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Tzatziki Raita. 7.95

  • CHAPLI KEBAB

    Pakistani inspired minced meat kebab with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • VADA PAU (V)

    Two potato patties enrobed toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • KHUMBI KEEMA

    Two coated and fried portobello mushroom filled with spiced minced meat and cheese. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • HOUSE CHANA (V)

    Flavoursome smooth chickpea soup, served with Bombay bread & Tzatziki Raita. 6.95

  • ONION BHAJIA (V)

    The onion bhajia’s served at our cafe are the real McCoy. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 5.95

  • SEV PURI (V)

    Hollow puri filled with chick peas, potatoes, onion, sweet yoghurt and chutney. 5.95

  • GRILLED MALAI CHICKEN TIKKA

    Chicken marinated overnight in light creamy home ground spices. Served with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay Ketchup. 7.95

  • PAN FRIED MACHLI

    Fillet of fish, delicately marinated in subtle spices. Served with toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw. 8.95

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…

  • KEEMA PAU

    Minced meat and peas, lightly spiced - with two toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Tzatziki Raita. 7.95

  • CHAPLI KEBAB

    Pakistani inspired minced meat kebab with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • VADA PAU (V)

    Two potato patties enrobed toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • KHUMBI KEEMA

    Two coated and fried portobello mushroom filled with spiced minced meat and cheese. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • HOUSE CHANA (V)

    Flavoursome smooth chickpea soup, served with Bombay bread & Tzatziki Raita. 6.95

  • ONION BHAJIA (V)

    The onion bhajia’s served at our cafe are the real McCoy. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 5.95

  • SEV PURI (V)

    Hollow puri filled with chick peas, potatoes, onion, sweet yoghurt and chutney. 5.95

  • GRILLED MALAI CHICKEN TIKKA

    Chicken marinated overnight in light creamy home ground spices. Served with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay Ketchup. 7.95

  • PAN FRIED MACHLI

    Fillet of fish, delicately marinated in subtle spices. Served with toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw. 8.95

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.

  • MALAI CHICKEN KORMA

    Marinated chicken cooked in a smooth & creamy sauce infused with a Jaipur spice mix (mild). 8.95

  • SHAHI LAMB KORMA

    Tender Lamb slowly simmered in light spices, velvety with a hint of green chilli, finely balanced (slight heat & sweet). 9.95

  • KONKANI CHICKEN

    This dish originates from the scenic coastline of Konkan. Perfectly packed with rich, fragrant ground spices, tantalising your tastebuds (slight heat). 8.95

  • GOAN GOSHT

    A favoured Lamb dish amongst the Goans, a subtle balance of coconut milk and curry leaves (slight heat). 9.95

  • HARA CHICKEN JALFREZI

    Distinct flavour of fresh ground coriander and chillies. A dish for anyone who loves a bit of heat but not at the expense of amazing taste (slight heat). 8.95

  • LAHORI LAMB

    Tender lamb complimented by the robust flavours of fresh ground spices of garam masalas (slight heat). 9.95

  • KERALA FISH

    Delicately spiced Fish, loved by the Indians, brought to them by the fishermen of Kerala. A mild melody of coconut milk & curry leaves (slight heat). 10.95

  • CHINGRI TAWA

    Traditional Bangladeshi stir-fried prawns in a medley of spices, tossed in a caramelised onion gravy (slight heat). 10.95

  • KERALA VEGETABLE KORMA (V)

    Seasonal vegetable cooked with cashew nuts, coconut milk & curry leaves. Delicately spiced with light herbs (mild). 7.95

Biryani

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

Must Haves

  • DESI CAFE CRISPS (V)

    Per plate. Portion of crispy papads with contrasting chutneys. 1.95

  • DESI DUST FRIES (V)

    Rosemary, sea salt & roasted cumin. 3.45

  • GUNPOWDER POTATOES (V)

    Roasted baby potatoes sprinkled with DESI spices & spring onion. 4.45

  • ROASTED GREENS (V)

    Seasonal vegetables with garlic, rosemary & DESI herbs. 4.45

  • DESI SLAW (V)

    3.45

  • TZATZIKI RAITA (V)

    3.45

  • STEAMED RICE (V)

    3.15

  • BOMBAY BREAD (V)

    2.75

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. Ps. Get a refill on us.

  • DESI MASALA CHAI

    A perfect blend of spices brewed with Assam tea leaves and milk - slightly sweet. 3.95

FRESHLY SQUEEZED

  • ORANGE JUICE

    Refreshingly thirst quenching. 3.45

  • LEMON & MINT SHORBOT

    Light citrusy juice stirred but not shaken with sugar and black salt. 3.45

BOTTOMLESS DRINKS

  • COKE, DIET COKE, SUNKIST ORANGE, SUNKIST LEMON & LIME, APPLE JUICE

    2.45

BOTTLED DRINKS

  • ROSE LEMONADE, RASPBERRY LEMONADE, TRADITIONAL LEMONADE, CLOUDY APPLE JUICE

    2.95

  • HILDON MINERAL WATER

    Still or Sparkling. 2.25

DESI SHAKES

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

  • COCONUT & MANGO LASSI

    Summery blend of the subcontinent. 3.95

  • ROSE & CARDAMOM LASSI

    Subtle aroma of rose and taste of cardamom. 3.95

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

    Expertly chosen loose tea from Indian. Choose from Assam, Early Grey, Long Jing, Green Tea, Tropicana Fruits, Fresh Mint & Ginger. 2.95

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Delivery Menu

Agreeable lunch or roll into dinner

  • KEEMA PAU

    Minced meat and peas, lightly spiced - with two toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Tzatziki Raita. 7.95

  • CHAPLI KEBAB

    Pakistani inspired minced meat kebab with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • VADA PAU (V)

    Two potato patties enrobed toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • KHUMBI KEEMA

    Two coated and fried portobello mushroom filled with spiced minced meat and cheese. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • HOUSE CHANA (V)

    Flavoursome smooth chickpea soup, served with Bombay bread & Tzatziki Raita. 6.95

  • ONION BHAJIA (V)

    The onion bhajia’s served at our cafe are the real McCoy. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 5.95

  • SEV PURI (V)

    Hollow puri filled with chick peas, potatoes, onion, sweet yoghurt and chutney. 5.95

  • GRILLED MALAI CHICKEN TIKKA

    Chicken marinated overnight in light creamy home ground spices. Served with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay Ketchup. 7.95

  • PAN FRIED MACHLI

    Fillet of fish, delicately marinated in subtle spices. Served with toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw. 8.95

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…

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…

  • KEEMA PAU

    Minced meat and peas, lightly spiced - with two toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Tzatziki Raita. 8.95

  • CHAPLI KEBAB

    Pakistani inspired minced meat kebab with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 8.95

  • VADA PAU (V)

    Two potato patties enrobed toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 8.95

  • KHUMBI KEEMA

    Two coated and fried portobello mushroom filled with spiced minced meat and cheese. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 8.95

  • HOUSE CHANA (V)

    Flavoursome smooth chickpea soup, served with Bombay bread & Tzatziki Raita. 7.95

  • ONION BHAJIA (V)

    The onion bhajia’s (four) served at our cafe are the real McCoy. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 6.95

  • GRILLED MALAI CHICKEN TIKKA

    Chicken marinated overnight in light creamy home ground spices. Served with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay Ketchup. 8.95

  • PAN FRIED MACHLI

    Fillet of fish, delicately marinated in subtle spices. Served with toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw. 9.95

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…

  • KEEMA PAU

    Minced meat and peas, lightly spiced - with two toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Tzatziki Raita. 7.95

  • CHAPLI KEBAB

    Pakistani inspired minced meat kebab with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • VADA PAU (V)

    Two potato patties enrobed toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • KHUMBI KEEMA

    Two coated and fried portobello mushroom filled with spiced minced meat and cheese. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 7.95

  • HOUSE CHANA (V)

    Flavoursome smooth chickpea soup, served with Bombay bread & Tzatziki Raita. 6.95

  • ONION BHAJIA (V)

    The onion bhajia’s served at our cafe are the real McCoy. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 5.95

  • SEV PURI (V)

    Hollow puri filled with chick peas, potatoes, onion, sweet yoghurt and chutney. 5.95

  • GRILLED MALAI CHICKEN TIKKA

    Chicken marinated overnight in light creamy home ground spices. Served with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay Ketchup. 7.95

  • PAN FRIED MACHLI

    Fillet of fish, delicately marinated in subtle spices. Served with toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw. 8.95

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.

  • MALAI CHICKEN KORMA

    Marinated chicken cooked in a smooth & creamy sauce infused with a Jaipur spice mix (mild). 9.95

  • SHAHI LAMB KORMA

    Tender Lamb slowly simmered in light spices, velvety with a hint of green chilli, finely balanced (slight heat & sweet). 10.95

  • KONKANI CHICKEN

    This dish originates from the scenic coastline of Konkan. Perfectly packed with rich, fragrant ground spices, tantalising your tastebuds (slight heat). 9.95

  • GOAN GOSHT

    A favoured Lamb dish amongst the Goans, a subtle balance of coconut milk and curry leaves (slight heat). 10.95

  • HARA CHICKEN JALFREZI

    Distinct flavour of fresh ground coriander and chillies. A dish for anyone who loves a bit of heat but not at the expense of amazing taste (slight heat). 9.95

  • LAHORI LAMB

    Tender lamb complimented by the robust flavours of fresh ground spices of garam masalas (slight heat). 10.95

  • KERALA FISH

    Delicately spiced Fish, loved by the Indians, brought to them by the fishermen of Kerala. A mild melody of coconut milk & curry leaves (slight heat). 11.95

  • CHINGRI TAWA

    Traditional Bangladeshi stir-fried prawns in a medley of spices, tossed in a caramelised onion gravy (slight heat). 11.95

  • KERALA VEGETABLE KORMA (V)

    Seasonal vegetable cooked with cashew nuts, coconut milk & curry leaves. Delicately spiced with light herbs (mild). 8.95

Biryani

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

  • DESI CAFE CRISPS (V)

    1.00 Per papad.

  • ONION SALAD

    0.80

  • BOMBAY KETCHUP

    0.80

  • TZATZIKI RAITA

    0.80

Must Haves

  • DESI DUST FRIES (V)

    Rosemary, sea salt & roasted cumin. 3.95

  • GUNPOWDER POTATOES (V)

    Roasted baby potatoes sprinkled with DESI spices & spring onion. 4.95

  • ROASTED GREENS (V)

    Seasonal vegetables with garlic, rosemary & DESI herbs. 4.95

  • DESI SLAW (V)

    3.95

  • TZATZIKI RAITA (V)

    3.95

  • STEAMED RICE (V)

    3.45

  • BOMBAY BREAD (V)

    2.95

Drinks

DESI SHAKES

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

  • COCONUT & MANGO LASSI

    Summery blend of the subcontinent. 3.95

  • ROSE & CARDAMOM LASSI

    Subtle aroma of rose and taste of cardamom. 3.95

FRESHLY SQUEEZED

  • ORANGE JUICE

    Refreshingly thirst quenching. 3.95

  • LEMON & MINT SHORBOT

    Light citrusy juice stirred but not shaken with sugar and black salt. 3.95

Soft DRINKS

  • Cans 330ml

    Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite. 1.75

  • Bottle 1.5l

    Coke, Diet Coke. 2.95

BOTTLED DRINKS

  • ROSE LEMONADE, RASPBERRY LEMONADE, TRADITIONAL LEMONADE, CLOUDY APPLE JUICE

    2.95

  • HILDON MINERAL WATER

    Still or Sparkling. 2.25

SELFIE & SHARE

To win a complimentary Meal for Two:

1) Take A Selfie / Picture Of Your Meal   2) Share Your Picture On Instagram or Facebook Using #desicafeco   3) Tag & Follow: Instagram/Facebook @desicafeco

Allergens

We make every effort to avoid cross contamination, but sadly can’t guarantee dishes and drinks are allergen free. If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements please let us know. Our allergens guide is available here

We take great care in removing all bones from our meat but traces of bone may remain.
Also, there may be whole spices in all our food, which gives amazing flavours, don’t worry they are edible. The heat level of chilli may vary due to its variable nature.