Found just steps from the Ocean Cruise Terminal of Southampton, right in the very heart of the city centre, Bayleaf Kitchen is a delightful Indian restaurant where the quality of the food is the key focus.
Perched right along the High Street in a beautiful listed building dating back to 1890, this stylish Indian dining room has a good reputation within the famous port city, offering fine Indian food in chic surroundings.
Head Chef Mukesh Sharma and his experienced team offer a wealth of experience in some of India’s finest hotels and have created a superb menu which combines both classic and contemporary regional Indian dishes, the majority of which are available to tastecard members at a fantastic discount, should they call in advance and produce their card upon request of the bill.
Tuck into a divine starter of monkfish marinated in yoghurt, caraway seeds and spices and cooked over charcoal with a tomato salsa, or sample a typical Indian street food dish of papdi chaat – a short crust flour cake served with a yoghurt and tamarind sauce and chopped onions and tomatoes. Mains are just as exciting with a stellar duck tikka masala or the amazing Keralan fish curry made with pot roasted halibut in a rich masala gravy. The homestyle lamb curry cooked on the bone in a sealed pot is another winning dish. Fans of the traditional curries won’t be disappointed either, all of the classic feature on the menu.
The dining room at Bayleaf Kitchen is a stylish space complete with ornate chandelier lighting and chic furnishings. Service is fantastic at the restaurant and just another reason why this lovely Indian eatery is so very popular in Southampton.
Please note: You must also book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount.