Review on The Silk Road Restaurant
Milton Keynes' first Pan-Asian restaurant is a glitzy venue near the centre of town opposite the National Hockey Stadium. The brainchild of Abdus Samad and executive chef Subhojit Chakravorty (who lectures in ethnic food at Birmingham City College), Silk Road provides a sophisticated setting for 'authentic-with-a-twist' Indian, Thai and Chinese dishes.
Misty murals of the Taj Mahal, swanky lighting and exotic drapes set the tone in the dining room where guests can head off on an exotic culinary trip across great swathes of the Far East, picking up widely different flavours along the way. You might get started with skewers of chicken satay, spicy Szechuan spring rolls or stir-fried nimbuwalle scallops with lime and coriander, before something classically Indian (perhaps a Parsee dhansak or genuine 'dum' biryani cooked in a pastry-sealed pot).
Other possibilities appear on the list of 'fusion evolved' main courses, which take in everything from Goan lobster piri-piri to Thai-style lamb shanks 'masaman' cooked with coconut milk, roasted peanuts, lemongrass, cassia bark and fish sauce. The global wine list has been carefully chosen to match the spicy undercurrent of the food.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.15pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.00pm Mon-Sat (12.00 - 9.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express