Now, not only does Marlborough boast the second widest high street in Britain
It also boasts a quirky Indian tearoom that we finally got around to trying it
^^^ We just didn’t have the time before. We had a lot of procrastinating and looking after our 13 week old baby to do 😉
100 Chai Street, it’s called
It was date day for me, boss (AKA the wife) and our little daughter, Ottilie last week
And on the itinerary was ‘lunch sat outside somewhere’
^^^ Talk about making SMART goals all specific, ay?
So, going with the flow
We actually gravitated (wow that was a big word…) to the usual ASK and Prezzo (as I do like them)
But were pleasantly distracted by a passionate man describing the ingredient of every dish he served
And explaining how it was made…the spices…aroma…and that you probably should NOT sniff the garam masala as it you may sneeze
^^^ ‘I thought it was my hayfever….’
And given that I was brought to this earth to find the best coffee in town
and get tempted every time I walk past 100 Chai Street by the crema on top of their coffee…
^^^ I swear it winked at me once…honestly.
We decided to tick off ‘lunch sat outside somewhere’ from the wife’s ‘to do list’ at 100 Chai Street
And before I even talk about the food
Our 13 week old daughter slept the whole time we were there
which is a sign of a calming and welcoming restaurant…
^^^ according to the latest research in the British Rule Book Of How To Bring Up Your Baby: The Step By Step Process that Every Parent HAS To Follow 😉
So, the starters….
Well, we’d actually not long had a Sunday fry up (guilty)
Now, it’s an Indian TEAROOM
and they had some awesome looking teas
From Assam Cha Garam to Cutting Chai …
But, I’m a coffee man
So I started chatting to the lovely couple who run 100 Chai Street, Sudip and Aarti
Sudip was as passionate about tea as I am about my coffee
And even said that he doesn’t do anything special with his coffees
But everyone seems to love them
And love them…I did!
Just check out the Crema on the coffees I had
And – me being me- I even put their decaf to the test
Or as Sudip called it in the large looking glass he served it in…
A Hot Irish Guiness 🙂
Anyway, on to our mains!
Now, there was chicken curry’s, lamb curry’s, East meets West Sunday Fry Up’s (one to try next time) and more
We opted for the Amritsari Fish Fry
A batter which was gluten-free
^^^ So even the most awkward of customers (me) was delighted!
As they used chickpea and rice flour (which Aarti explained to me)
Sudip served our food
What was homemade and what was not
It was a great personal touch
Amazing flavours and Eastern twists on traditional foods
And if you’re looking to get plenty of different colours on your plates
Their salads looked amazing, too!
As did their rainbow rice and veggie crackers
^^^ Yes, I did find myself looking at everyone else’s food the whole time 🙂
So many choices…
I the words of Arnie…
‘I’ll be back’
Have you ever tried it?
If not, maybe something to do on Bank Holiday Monday for you 🙂
Matt ‘Former Chief Coffee Consultant at Nasa’ Fruci
PS. My FREE live in-person weight loss seminar at Marlborough Golf Club starts in just over 20 days and we only have coffee for 20 people 😉
So, if you want to discover how you can overcome the 7 biggest weight loss myths that set you back…and find how Cassie, Julie and the others did it….
Go here: https://frucifit.com/free-seminar/
Or risk missing out
As I’m not sure when or IF I’ll be doing this again…especially for free)