Opened last week, The Railway Café in Cheshire’s Alderley Edge is a “pop up” collaboration between Mughli and highly regarded Chef David Gale. Although making restrained use of familiar spices, the creative yet compact menu is a world away from the "Curry Mile" favourites that once helped Mughli to build their brand.
With Chef Gale planning to open his own place in the centre of Manchester, this partnership is scheduled to only last 3 months – hence the “pop up”.
I’ve already been three times - I’ll write something more detailed when I get more time but as the window for going is short, I thought I’d get some pictures up quick smart so you can see what it’s all about…
It was all fab but I’ve included some stars (*) to rate my favourite dishes.
*Saffron & Chilli Pickled Vegetables
Green Papaya & Mango – radish, cashews, coconut
*Beetroot & Avocado – cumin yoghurt, garlic toasts
*Lamb Lollipops – chickpea purée, pomegranate
**Tamarind Duck – onion, peppers, papadam wafers
*Crispy Chicken – spiced rice, tomato curry
**Tuna Tartare – coconut, chilli, cucumber
*Popcorn Shrimp – cumin batter, citrus soy
*Grilled Seabass – coriander crust, Bombay potatoes
Mushroom & Spinach Pakora – garlic mayo
Indian Nachos – chickpeas, yoghurt, chutney
***Spiced Vegetable Smash – brioche, salsa
Warm Cinnamon Churros – caramel sauce