Mother’s Day Treat at Touch of Spice

It’s been a while since we last visited Touch of Spice formerly known as Gate of Bengal situated at Broughton crossroads, so as an early Mother’s Day treat we decided to take the family out for tea.

For owner Iky, The Gate of Bengal was a realisation of a lifelong dream. He used to frequently pass the building and dream about one day opening a restaurant there. So, when it came up for sale in 2007 he took the plunge and worked hard to provide a fine Indian dining experience to customers through a dedicated team of Master Chefs and friendly attentive staff. Now with son Junior taking the reigns Touch of Spice continues to follow in the family tradition of being a roaring success.

Touch of Spice is a modern family restaurant, with immaculate clean cut lines, eye catching lighting and an understated elegance, we were warmly greeted and taken to the comfortable reception area where we could peruse the menu while enjoying our favourite tipple.

The menu is extensive including options for Gluten Free & Nut Free also incorporating a ‘no Sindian Selection’ offering sugar free and low fat dishes, there is also a separate children’s menu and now a new vegan menu, there really is something for everyone.

On making our choices we were taken through to our table dressed with fresh crisp linen and pristine cutlery & crockery. We were soon enjoying our shared appetizer of fresh poppadom’s with pickles & chutneys.

Our starter arrived promptly a combination of delicious Vegetable Samosa’s, Onion Bhaji’s, Chicken Pakora and the star of the show my husbands choice of Reshmi Kebab. All beautifully cooked, light and flavoursome.

After a short time the hot plates were delivered to our table in readiness for our mains: I had chosen my favourite; the Lamb Tikka Bhuna Balti, it was delicious with a rich sauce and tender pieces of lamb it was simply perfect. My daughter chose the Chicken Korma, whereas my son ventured for the hotter Chicken Pathia , albeit no too spicy. My husband opted for  the Lamb Tikka Jal Frezi Balti. We shared accompaniments of Garlic Naan, Mushroom Rice & Pilau Rice.  We enjoyed sharing & tasting each others dishes all of which were  delicious, the flavouring well balanced and nothing too spicy. As the portion sizes were just right it was clean plates all round!

With the atmosphere so relaxed and friendly we were able to sit back, chatting, laughing and enjoying each others company. We had an altogether lovely family evening. Iky and Junior are so welcoming they really make you feel at ease. It’s clear to see that many of their customers are regular visitors as they are greeted with open arms and hearty handshakes.

If you are looking for more than simply fine food and a great service then Touch of Spice regularly host Charity Nights, with 8o’s, Motown & Soul Music, charity banquets with live entertainment. Each Friday you can enjoy ‘Fizzy Fridays’ where Prosecco is just £10 a bottle. 2 for 1 cocktails can be enjoyed every night 5-7pm.

To sample local fine Indian Cuisine made with freshly sourced local ingredients in a warm relaxed setting then make sure you a pay a visit to Touch of Spice — you won’t be disappointed.