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Amaani at The Pumphouse Indian Restaurant Durham Review

Amaani is the latest restaurant to take up residency at The Pumphouse in Durham. Just a short 5 minute car journey from the centre of Durham, surrounded by greenery. 

There is plenty of parking right outside Amaani if you're taking your car. 

We took our coats off and hung them up in cloak room and settled into the bar and looked through the menu although I'd already looked on Amaani's website and decided what I was going to order. 

Once Emily and I were ready we had our drinks taken through to the main restaurant which has been decorated beautifully. 

We ordered papadoms and assorted pickles (50p each) which is exactly how all Indian meals should start. I love all the mango chutney to dip my papadoms into. 

For starters Emily and I decided to share as we both wanted to try. 

Onion bhaji £2.95, the classic Indian starter. They were absolutely delicious! 

Tiger grilled prawn, £5.85, prawns marinated with fresh lime and tandoori spices and garnished with butter, garlic and coriander sauce.

On to the main course, which I was really looking forward too. I'd been watching all the food coming out of the kitchen and it all looked absolutely delicious! 

And I was right, it was absolutely delicious! 

Emily went for the chicken Tikka Makhoni, £9.65, Tikka chicken in a rich creamy sauce with ground coconut and mango flavour and a mix mild spices. Although Emily ate all the chicken at dinner there was still some of the sauce left over which she took home to finish later. 

I went for the, King prawn bhuna £13.95, king prawns cooked in tomato and capsicum with medium spice served in a special thick sauce. I'd never had a bhuna before so I was taking a bit of a risk, a risk that paid off as I loved it. 

Emily and I both shared a rice with our meal which we found was more than enough for us we went for vegetable rice £3.50 which complimented both our meals. 

The food and service were both excellent and I'm already excited to go back and go through the menu! 

The upstairs of the restaurant can also be used for private dining which I thought would be great for family gatherings or Christmas get togethers. 

Amaani also offers a take away service from The Pumphouse so if you'd rather eat in the comfort of your own home you can! 

It's great to have another cracking restaurant in Durham and I think Amaani will be a hit. 

Amaani at The Pumphouse Indian Restaurant Durham Review 

*Emily and I received a complimentary meal in exchange for a blog review. All opinions remain my own and 100% honest. 

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