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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.