West Ealing has plenty of Persian restaurants and a fair few Indians too. It can be hard to distinguish between them at first glance – many menus look similar. What stuck out with Laguna was the truffle naan. This perked up interest.
And first things first – the truffle naan here is suburb. Worth the trip there for that alone. Absolutely wonderful and only £4.50. Sadly the rest didn’t live up to that, but was still of a good standard.
We expected a standard naan with truffle oil drizzled over the top, but it was actually within the bread and delightful.
We arrived to a reasonably busy restaurant on a mid-week night about 7. For those that don’t know the location, it’s roughly opposite Ealing Fire Station. The staff were attentive and service very good from the moment we stepped in. We settled down and ordered our starters, comprising of tandoori chicken and cod.
The chicken (seen above) was sublime and tender whilst the fish wasn’t quite as good. We were quite full by the time the mains arrived.
For the mains we had a Begum Bahir, which was the local speciality consisting of creamy chiken with boiled egg sliced on top in a novel touch (£8.95). In addition Jhinga Masala with king prawns (£15.95).
Both were decent but didn’t live up to the exquisite truffle naan and tandoori chicken.
Very good pillau rice and bhindi bhajis rounded off the meal. It was all too much really and we ended up taking a lot home for the following day.
As we were stuffed we skipped desert. Service was exemplary throughout. The place was brisk with customers all night and you could do a lot worse than Laguna in the area.
Laguna, 123 Uxbridge Rd, London W13 9BD