Food and drink
Authentic Nepalese food, which is influenced by Indian and Tibetan cuisines, comes lightly spiced (although you can ask for it to be hotter) and full of flavour. Many Nepalese are vegetarian, so Western veggies and also vegans are well catered for here. Starters range from pork dumplings, to vegetable dishes and salads. For mains there are individual meat and vegetable dishes and the requisite spicy lentil dal. Yak Yeti Yak is licensed and so you can have Nepalese beers, or teetotallers can enjoy kagai pani, a traditional lime based drink, or a yogurty lassis.
Try the spicy momos pork dumplings with stone-ground hemp seed chutney and opt for an inclusive meal like the dal bhat masu (veggie version is dal bhat tarkari), which is a classic Nepalese meal of rice, your choice of dal, aloo channa, popadum, fresh stone-ground chutney and your choice of individual meat dish.
In 2008 the restaurant moved into its present home, which is bigger than its original abode and now has several dining rooms, a garden and a bar area. One area of the dining room has floor cushions for those that want to eat in the traditional Nepalese way. Artefacts adorn the walls – from yak caravan bells to a pair of boots that made it to the top of Everest.
Staff are friendly and helpful – they’re happy to explain the menu and describe dishes if you’re new to Nepalese food. Although there’s not a specific menu for kids, they are well looked after with colouring books and mild versions of dishes.
Tucked downstairs on Pierrepont Street, five minutes away from the train/bus station and attractions like the Roman Baths.
Come between 12pm-2.30pm and 5-6.30pm to get the £10.50 three course set meal. On the later evening menu starters cost from £4.30, meat dish mains from £6.95 (veggie mains from £4.70), dal costs from £2.30 and a veggie all-inclusive meal costs from £12.90.
Tables to book
Request the traditional floor cushions if you want an authentic night out - but request a chair if you have a bad back.
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