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Tapasya might sound the sort of place that a posh person would go for Spanish food, but don’t be fooled: this is one of the finest Indian restaurants in Hull. In fact, they claim to be one of the few truly authentic Indian restaurants – as opposed to curry houses – in all of Yorkshire. From their location on Beverley Road, close to the University of Hull, they serve a brand of fine dining with roots firmly in the subcontinent.
Tapasya is the Sanskrit word meaning produced by heat, and at Tapasya restaurant on Beverley Road in Hull, that is something of a double entendre. Most Indian cooking is produced by heat – see cooking in the dictionary for clarification – but theirs is cooking with an emphasis on producing a different heat, offering an authentic taste of India to the public of Beverley Road that pulls no punches for the British market, and thus retains all of the spice that characterises subcontinental cuisine.
The brand of Indian food at Tapasya is notably different to that served at the countless curry houses of Yorkshire. They offer a fine-dining experience, with wine-matching and a taster menu, as well as plenty of authentic Indian dishes that are rarely seen elsewhere. On Beverley Road – near the University of Hull – they expand on the range of spices and flavours that are usually available, while also using local ingredients: their beers are from Hull, their meat from Boroughbridge, their chicken from Middleton-on-the-Wolds and their fish fresh from East Coast-based fisheries. In fact, they are the only Asian restaurant to join the East Yorkshire Local Food Network, so you can be sure of the best regional products. Book ahead to avoid disappointment when you head for a meal on Beverley High Road.
Tapasya always excels with consistent high quality; we will be back soon.
Great service and food, very impressed with the layout of the restaurant and our table. Staff were polite and never made me feel out of place.
The welcome was warm, the service exceptional and the food was mouthwateringly good. The wine list is excellent and provides a varied choice to suit all palates. This is one of the best quality fine dining Indian restaurants around.
Me and my husband had a lovely evening from entering the restaurant to leaving everyone was very nice and helpful. I had the halibut curry which was very nice, for starters we both had the lamb skewers which was very tasty. The sommelier was very helpful and chose us an excellent wine that complemented the meal very well . The service was very good and overall a very good experience. We will look forward to returning in the near future.
It's now a regular for me. I've always loved Indian food and the menu at Tapasya has many dishes that I've not encountered at other restaurants. I like a 'kick' sometimes too and the chefs are always happy to add some extra heat. The cuisine is more refined. Nice touch with the open kitchen and the decor and atmosphere is just perfect to make you feel a sense of celebration.
A upmarket PROPER Indian restaurant- not your usual 'Balti' House! Dedicated car parking- off road! Nice bar, polite staff. Well furnished, heated cutlery, clean napkins- all the right touches. A bit of a fusion cuisine attempt- works well. For the specifics: They have Cobra on tap, but no Kingfisher (sad!). Kids loved their mocktails, Mango lassi a hit. Good menu- order as many starters as people is my suggestion. The Seekh Kabab was really nice (but spicy) as was the Chat. A reasonable mains selection- very tasty. The bread basket was quite filling. We tried the Ras Malai (great!), Pheni (nice- could do with being dunked in more rabdi!) and Gulab Jamun equivalent (tasty). Got the teenagers' seal of approval! All in all, under £25 per person- so a very reasonable price for a filling meal.
Very attentive service. We tried the taster menu without the wine. We had a mojito first which was delightful. It was excellent. Only two points. Firstly, the third fish starter was a little bit too hot, even for my friend who likes hot food. We scrapped the outside off and it was perfect tasty fish. Secondly, the main course was four large meat chops, which made it not a tasting size, but a main dish. I am sure that is standard, but too much for us. The chops were excellent, but two would have been enough and they could have offered extra chops for those who wanted more. Overall it was a lovely meal and location. Excellent staff. We would recommend it, but it is the high end of cuisine.
Friendly, helpful and attentive staff who made us feel very welcome. The food was amazing. Definitely not your run of the mill Indian restaurant. This is a cut above. We are already planning a return visit. A very special dining experience. Thank you Tapasya.
We have eaten here on several occasions. The service is always excellent, the staff knowledgeable about the food they are serving and always give sound advice about wine to match your meal. The environment is pleasant, relaxed and paced to suit you so you can savour the excellent food. This is Indian food that is not matched anywhere else I have eaten. The open kitchen is always calm even at the busiest of times, they clearly know what they are doing. Well wort the price.
The evening began with a warm welcome, into a beautiful bar area followed by attentive service in the ambiance of the main restaurant which is light and airy. The cocktails were spectacular, the wine list comprehensive and extensive. We asked for guidance & menu recommendations which were excellent. The service throughout was faultless; there was to sense of being rushed. Without doubt this is Indian cuisine to a new level. Without a doubt we will return soon. Highly recommended