Indian fine dining restaurant, Lasan, has launched a new menu for weekend feasting. I was invited to a review meal to test out the new weekend options.
Lasan had a makeover last year, and the restaurant is light, bright and modern. During the week, you can order from a large menu of Indian classics with a fine dining twist. But now, for the weekend’s, Lasan have added something with a more casual air.
The new Weekend Feast is all about sharing. For £35 a head, for groups of two or more, the set menu offers an alternative to the classic Sunday family roast.
Currently, the set menu is made up of a Lamb Raan, and sides of Dum Aloo, Masala Gobi, Papita Daal, Biryani chawal and Naan breads.
Star of the feast is the Lamb Raan. A shoulder of lamb is slow roasted, in a tandor masala marinade. I’m always a bit wary of sharing meat on the bone, as it can be a real faff trying to carve off enough meat for everyone to enjoy. Not so here. The meat drops off the bone at the slightest pressure of your knife, and the meat is juicy, tender and gently spiced.
The bed of basmati rice is also lightly infused with spices. The whole plate is warming, without the spices fighting each other for flavour dominance.
Dum Aloo roast potatoes come in mustard seed and curry leaf. These are a great twist on the usual potatoes you’d expect with a roast dinner. Masala Gobi is a whole roasted cauliflower, cooked with a gentle hand leaving plenty of bite. No soggy Sunday veg here!
The Papita Daal is smoky and deep in flavour, and is the perfect dip for the fluffy naan breads.
Portions are plentiful, so come hungry. I actually think we had too much of some the sides. Even sharing what was intended as a two person portion between three, we had half a cauliflower left over and lots of daal. While everything was delicious, I think the portion sizes could be slimmed down a touch, with a more purse friendly price to match.
If by some miracle after all that food, if you’re still hungry, you can order a dessert for £6. This will change each weekend, but for us, it was a scoop of sweet halwa, with ice cream. It was tasty, but for an extra £6, I thought the portion was small. I’d rather see a small dessert like this included in the overall price.
Overall, I think the Weekend Feast is a fantastic alternative for a family Sunday meal. The food is delicious and the surroundings of Lasan are relaxing and beautiful. At the moment though, I think the price needs a slight adjustment to compete with other weekend offerings around the city.
I was a guest of Lasan. All food and drinks were complementary for the purposes of honest review.