Found on Bevois Valley Road, a stone’s throw away from the River Itchen, Tariq Manzil’s brings authentic Indian cuisine to the city of Southampton. Offering a tantalising array of flavours, each and every dish at the restaurant is cooked using Halal meat by chefs that put the utmost care and attention into its creation and is brought to the table by a set of service staff whose only goal is for their guests to leave with a smile.
The restaurant is situated in the student area of the city and has reached near mythical standards with the University-goers due to the fantastic value it offers on its quality Indian fare. Sitting alongside the typically delectable Balti, biryani and tandoori options are an array of curries that are fit to meet the needs of any palate that range between a mushroom madras, which promises to sufficiently warm the throat and mouth, a creamy pasanda for the spice averse, and Dopiaza for those looking for something in between – each to come with the diner’s choice of meat or vegetables.
Plucked straight from the sea are a host of fishy delights, such as the ayer masala, which is sliced and marinated in spices to add that little bit of a kick, and the fresh onion, ginger, capsicum and garlic cooked korai ayer, while the mild vegetable korma and the spicy vegetable Dhansak are just two of the glorious herbivorous alternatives.
For a taste sensation that is a little bit out of the ordinary, visitors are invited to try one of the specials at Tariq Mazil’s Indian, in a list that boasts such mouth-watering choices as the succulent lamb Makhani and the exquisite Jhinga palak masala – each allowing the audience a glimpse into the mind of the chef.
Far from being just a place for students to sit and chow down, the restaurant is sat in close proximity to the likes of the Marlands Shopping Centre, the Mayflower theatre and the scenic Southampton Common. This puts Tariq Mazil’s Indian in the ideal setting in which to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal after a spot of retail therapy or a day of exploration, or before a show.