Menu

Varanasi’s menu is a continually evolving repertoire; some classics, some reworking of old favourites plus new dishes for each season.

Appetisers, Chat & Tawa

Soup of the day

£8

Beetroot chop

£7

with golden raisins, tangy saffron relish (v)

Desi style chicken lollypop

£10

with tamarind & mint chutney

Koliwadi shrimp

£11

with garlic & chilli, salsa

Two-way crispy quail

£11

corn chutney

Karara Kekda

£14

crispy soft shell crab, radish salad and mango dressing

Papri chat

£8

tangy chutney, sweet yogurt topped with sev (v)

Mini masala dosa

£10

with sambhar & coconut chutney

Homemade chicken samosa

£7

tamarind & mint chutney

Organic salmon tikki

£12

caramel roasted pineapple relish

Samudri khazana

£26

(mix seafood) in tomato & spring onion
Tandoor, Grill & Sigri

Varanasi paneer tikka

£9

coconut & cashew crust (v) (n)

Vegetable seekh kebab

£8

texture of beetroot (v)

Kasturi Chicken tikka

£12

pickled cucumber, coriander chutney

Nawabi spiced lamb seekh

£12

cumin mint chutney

Grilled lamb

£12

Stone grounded tomato chutney

Bhatti ka boti kebab

£11

texture of beetroot

Monk fish tikka

£13

pickled cucumber, mint & garlic curd

Tandoori wild king prawn

£13

spicy beetroot ketchup

Sharing Lamb Platter

£21

(2pieces each)

Samundri khazana sharing platter

£32

four dished from sea (1pieces each)
Mains on Plate

Baby aubergine with sesame & peanut sauce (v) (n)

£12

Panch mel sabzi

£12

onion & tomato masala (v)

Karahi paneer (v)

£13

Paneer Tikka Masala (v) (n)

£13

Murg masala

£18

tomato & fenugreek sauce (n)

Chill chicken

£19

in black pepper & chilli garlic.

Delhi Style Classic Tandoori Chicken

£18

serve with chips & Salad

Badami murg korma

£19

mango & desiccated coconut curry (n)

Lamb shank

£22

aromatic herb & spices, smoked aubergine

Lamb karahi

£19

with special desi karahi sauce

Shredded lamb

£20

with Kashmiri herbs & spices

Malabar king prawn

£22

in chef special spiced sauce

Tawa sea bream

£20

on spiced green peas and kokum sauce

Unique spiced smoky duck

£20

in pumpkin & yogurt sauce

Black stone flower heeran (deer)

£22

wild mushroom & spinach, biryani

Black stone flower heeran (deer)

£22

wild mushroom & spinach, biryani
Bowl Curries

Murg Chetti

£19

Varanasi special chicken curry

£19

Butter Chicken (n)

£18

Machar Jhol

£19

Prawn bhuna with potato

£22

Biryani Dishes

Specialty of slow-cooked basmati rice, flavoured with a secret blend of Spices, served with raita

Nawabi Chicken Biryani

£21

Lucknow Lamb Biryani

£22

Side Dishes

Black lentil

£8

Dal fry

£7

Cauliflower & Peas

£7

Pickled okra masal

£7

Himalaya mustard crushed potato

£7

Raita

£3

Dian Pickles

£2

Rice & Bread

Steamed rice

£3

Pilau rice

£4

Cumin peas pilau

£5

Potato & peas kulcha

£4

Paratha

£3

Butter naan

£3

Peshwari naan (n)

£4

Tomato & oilve naan

£4

Keema naan

£4

Garlic naan

£3

Desserts

Strawberry & Mango

£7

panna cotta

Gajjar ka halwa

£6

with coconut sorbet (n)

Ras malai (n)

£6

White chocolate tart

£8

Ice creams

£5

(chocolate or vanilla)

Shahi Set Menu to Share

(per person £29.95)
Minimum of 20

Pre-starter

Poppadoms Chutney trays:
Mango mint & Tomato Garlic

Starters

Potato cutlet (v)
Nawabi spiced lamb seekh, cumin mint chutney
Murg Lassuni Tikka

Mains

Paneer Tikka Masala (v)
Varanasi special chicken
Lamb karahi
Himalayan mustard crushed potato (v)
Steamed rice
Raita

Dessert

Gajjar ka halwa
Ras malai
Trio Ice cream

(Menu only available for large bookings and corporate events)

Shahi Dawat Menu to Share

(per person £39.95)
Minimum of 4

Pre starter

Poppadoms Chutney trays:
Mango mint & Tomato Garlic

Starters

Kasturi Chicken tikka, pickled cucumber, coriander chutney
Bhatti ka boti kebab
Tandoori wild king prawn

Mains

Murg masala, tomato & fenugreek sauce
Spinach Gosht
King Prawn bhuna with potato
Pickled okra masala
Black lentil Boondi
Raita
Pilau rice

Dessert

Ras malai
Strawberry & Mango panna cotta
Spiced Apple

Executive Menu

Per person £44.95 with paired wine £54.95
Taster Menu paired with wine £110pp

Pre-starter

Poppadoms with homemade chutney

Starters
(a choice of)

Varanasi paneer tikka, coconut & cashew crust (v)
Kasturi Chicken tikka, caramelised pineapple chutney
Two-way crispy quail
Tandoori wild king prawn
Jal tarang, pan seared scallop, texture of roasted sweet potato
Grilled lamb

Big plate main course
(a choice of)

Baby aubergine with sesame & peanut sauce (v)
Badami murg korma, mango & desiccated coconut curry Paneer Tikka Masala (v)
Homemade murg masala, tomato & fenugreek sauce
Unique spiced smoky duck
Samudri khazana, pak choi , moilee sauce
Lucknow Lamb Biryani
Accompanied with Dal makhni, Rajasthani okra, mutter pilau & Pudina chilli paratha

Dessert
(a choice of)

Mango kulfi with soan papri White chocolate tart Strawberry & Mango panna cotta

Dishes are subject to availability. Food allergies and intolerances:  Before ordering please speak to our staff about your dietary requirements. All prices are inclusive of VAT. A discretionary charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill.