The legend continues...

Nice & SpicyLeyland Road, Penwortham

Saturday, 28th February 2015, 11:00 am
Nice & Spicy

Many years ago when I lived in Lancaster, local Indian takeaway and delivery legends Nice & Spicy played a crucial part in my life.

They were stored as speed dial #2 on my Nokia 3210 and I could rattle off an elaborate order of curries and side dishes over the phone while walking home after a very long night at the pub. I knew exactly when to ring so that the food was delivered just a few minutes after I got home. And it was always divine.

So fast forward what seems like a thousand years and it was very much a trip down curry lane to have a meal delivered from Nice & Spicy once again, this time in Preston.

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And all these years later the delivery, from the outlet in Leyland Road in Penwortham, is still reliable and the food delicious.

Reliving history I ordered most of my staple diet from all those years ago. The lamb rogan josh tasted deliciously meaty and tomatoey - and had a respectable amount of sheep in it. The chicken vindaloo was suitably fiery but still had a depth of flavour that can be lost at such high temperatures.

The side dishes were also good. The saag aloo was rich with a good amount of spinach. The Bombay aloo (shouldn’t that now be Mumbai aloo?) was full of flavour but had too much of a sweet and sour edge for my taste.

Everything in the meal erred on the spicy side - so have a few chilled lagers ready to maintain your ying yang.

The popadoms and naan bread still have that exact same smoky taste all these years later.

This is a business that lives up to its name - it is very nice and it can be really rather spicy.

James Reader

Star rating: 9.5/10