Embarking on a culinary journey at Onkar, a hidden gem tucked away in the charming town of Oundle, proved to be a rollercoaster of flavors, with highs that soared above average but didn't quite knock it out of the park.
The anticipation began as we arrived a bit early, finding ourselves comfortably seated in the spacious bar area of Onkar. The service, notable for its reasonability, set the stage for what promised to be a delightful detour on our way to Oundle.
The food journey kicked off with a paneer starter that stole the spotlight—truly epic in its flavors. The mains followed suit with a delicious sauce, although the chicken's quality left us wanting. A not-so-stellar chicken tikka and a royal madras reminiscent of a 'bad chick day' set a somewhat disappointing tone.
Despite a torrid aftermath, the spicy butter chicken proved to be good, though not exceptional. However, the £45 bill left us questioning the value, especially considering the somewhat standard offerings lacking the diverse flair found in unique curry houses.
As our culinary exploration continued at Onkar, the timing struggled to synchronize, with a notable exception being the delectable special starter—fish pakor. Its tasteful allure offered a silver lining in an evening that was beginning to feel like a gastronomic seesaw.
The feast continued with an overwhelming array of grub, leaving our insides in turmoil that night. While the tandoori mixed brought moments of greatness, it faced its own 'saucegate,' adding a twist to the adventure. Despite the overordering, we were pleased with the overall customer service at Onkar, leaving us absolutely stuffed and content.
In conclusion, our Onkar Odyssey was a tale of highs and lows—a mix of memorable starters and tantalizing sauces offset by shortcomings in chicken quality and perceived value for money. Like any rollercoaster, the journey had its ups and downs, making it a flavorful ride worth recounting.
Scores (out of 10)
Customer Care 7.00
Service 7. 06