I can honestly say this is the best Indian restaurant i have ever been to. The food was full of flavour and well presented. Staff are friendly and warming. I have already recommended the Mint and Mustard to lots of people. If you are looking to impress someone then this is the place to take them. It certainy worked on me.
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We remain profoundly connected to our culinary roots, evolving through old traditions and original recipes from our chef's repertoire.
You can either stick to a tried and tested favourite or ask our knowledgeable staff to take you for a journey through the nuances of the subtle flavours of our diverse menu. We have an extensive wine list and our Sommelier can advise you on wine to complement your chosen dish.
It is a honour and privilege to be able to introduce our guests to truly contemporary Indian cuisine, and we will go to any lengths to be able to satisfy our discerning customers.
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A very modern restaurant, portions were small but excellent quality – you certainly didn’t leave hungry. My eyesite was most definately bigger than my appetite!! Staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend!
About twenty years ago some Chinese restaurants started to go upmarket and adopt less run of the mill menus with dishes cooked freshly. This is now starting to happen with Indian restaurants, and Mint and Mustard is a leader of the pack. A recent meal included a superb starter of soft shell crab in crispy batter with an Indian-style salsa (pictured), and a main of sea bass in a banana leaf with a paste of garlic, curry leaf, and onion, served with pilau rice. The fish was moist, and all the sauce flavours were separate, rather than just a vaguely curryish gloop. As Chris Lane says, the tandoori pineapple with ice cream is an excellent choice of pud. Good reports from others in our party for the Malabar Biryani (with a pastry crust), and the tandoori lamb shank. Our bill for four (three courses, a la carte) with drinks was £130 incl. service (which was excellent). This was about as different from the run of the mill Indian restaurant as Heston Blumenthal is from Ronald MacDonald. Go before something happens to spoil it…
Had the absolute pleasure of dining here last and felt compelled to tell people about it :)
It was a second date and i was looking to make in impression, and i'm very glad to say that neither I, or my date were dissapointed.
The table was booked for 8pm and we go there a little early, we were warmly greeted with smiles, had our coats taken and were seated immediately. The waiter brought us the wine list and I selected an Australian Cabernet of which the name escapes me but it was very easy to drink.
My date didn't want a starter so I opted for a basket of poppadoms with a selection of pickles for us to share, these went down well and were very tasty.
For my main i went for the Lamb Shank Awadhi, with steamed Basmati rice and i'm very glad i did. The meat was so tender and very nicely presented and you could just feel that this dish was crafted, rather than just cooked.
On to my dessert, of which the waiter brought the menu of promptly when requested. I selected the Tandori pineaple and WOW! what a flavour, roasted chunks of pineaple infused with honey and saffron with a healthy sized ball of nutty ice-cream and a mere swipe of vaious sauces just to add a little veriety to each mouthful.
All in all, I very much enjoyed my experiance at M&M, the service was warm and very prompt and the staff nicely presented and well spoken, the place itself very clean (including the immaculate toilets) and the menu's also clean and nicely laid out in their faux leather binder. But, more importantly my date was very impressed and was smiling and laughing through the whole experiance, which was the point of the evening.
Mission accomplished :)
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cmorgan82, 29 November 2010:
if you are looking for indian cuisine rather than the traditional post lager fest curry we all love from time to time, then this is the place in cardiff. If you are looking for chicken madras, 10 poppadoms, loads of pickle and 5 pints of lager, avoid it! Basically it sets out to take traditional Indian to new heights and mostly achieves its ambitions. The dishes are innovative, perfectly presented and served with real professionalism. The place has won loads of awards and the last time i went there, had my usual bombay chaat (a melt in the mouth explosion of flavours) but then tried their new lamb shank with mashed potato (see not a curry in a bowl!), awesome, loved it. all i can say is try it for yourself and expect something different. Right next, a review of a traditional curry house (they can’t be beat either!)
I ate at Mint & Mustard on Saturday 6th December, the food was great, but the service has bombed. I have eaten there several times in the last year but since the extension I don’t think they can cope. We were 2nd sitting for 9pm, & stood at front door for 20 mins,we sat down at 9.40pm, well some of us did, the restaurant was so full they didn’t have enough chairs. It was probably 10.20pm before we got the starters.The food was great , but previous items we had before we were told the chef would no longer serve.Has anyone had a biriani without a curry sauce? The service was the worst I have ever experienced at M&M and would probably think twice before going their again. Where were the friendly waiters, where was the assistance with the menu recommendations, we recommended the restaurant as we were with 6 friends, and to be honest we would have had better service in the Panama across the road.
This really has soured our experiences, the back room is soul-less and had far too many people in there, and not one apology. Very very diasppointing experience
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Mattbmaz, 8 December 2008:
I am writing on behalf of Mint and Mustard in Cardiff and we are very sorry that you had such a bad experience.
We would like to make amends and if you would like to call and ask for George on 02920620333 or e-mail us on email@example.com we could take the opportunity to reiterate how each customer who visits us is very special to us and how much Mint and Mustard treasures this commitment to its patrons in its quest to redefine Indian Cuisine.
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