The legend goes that a bearded gent in ancient times made it mandatory for all curries to be paired with buttery, garlicky naan bread before braving an epic deluge of mango lassi, that similarly all human couples share a tandoori platter designed for duos, and that all thali have a selection of complementary South Asian specialties aboard before departure. These are the kind of commandments that Kenilworth’s Indian Ark like to encourage their guests to follow – not too sternly, mind. And we’re here to enforce such laws, and reinforce that this Indian restaurant is one of the best in the greater Coventry and Warwickshire region. Book your berth at Indian Ark’s Warwick Road premises and prepare to be blown away.
7 of us visited the Indian Ark for the first time on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed the ambience,customer service and beautiful food. We will certainly return for another visit.
Revisit - food as Lovely as last time Service a bit slow, was told short of staff but had to ask if we could order a drink! Didn't really mind waiting for food but waiting ages & having to ask if we could order was a bit annoying! Staff very polite & friendly
Indian Ark’s mandate is to bring the best of Anglo-Indian cookery to an eager audience drawn from Kenilworrth, Coventry, and Warwick. The dishes here respect tradition but are bold enough to incorporate more than a modicum of contemporary flair – the wizards at work in this Warwick Road kitchen know their masala back to front, and know how to please modern aficionados of South Asian cuisine as well. Offering an Indian fusion lunch menu during the day on Sunday, and a special and weekly-changed thali menu on the evening of the same day, this place is pumping on the sabbath. Great deals for party bookings keep Indian Ark busy with those looking to dine like a Mughal emperor in celebration mode, but it’s the superlative a la carte selection that keeps true fans of Indian food coming back for more.
Some of the best dishes whipped up at Indian Ark’s Kenilworth restaurant are the house specials, available only to dine-in guests (need we remind you to book ahead?). The keema pie is a kind of South Asian take on the British shepherd’s, while the grilled poussin with masala seasoning is another example of how Indian Ark confidently fuses British and Indian culinary traditions. Another reason to dine in are the vegetarian dishes: grilled paneer with spinach and hazelnut and a cherry tomato and cumin salad, madras-style lasagne (yes!), and the vegetable kofta with vermicelli upma are non-carnivorous delights from one of the most inventive kitchens in Warwickshire. Close enough to both Coventry and Warwick to lure intrepid foodies out, Indian Ark is a surefire destination for a good night of adventurous Anglo-Indian banqueting.