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Ganpati South Indian, Peckham and Dach & Sons, Hampstead [London]


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Ganpati South Indian, Peckham and Dach & Sons, Hampstead [London]

lacemaker | Jul 9, 2012 01:12 AM

A fairly unlikely combination, I'll acknowledge.

I'd overheard good things about Ganpati and made three of us finally made the trek down to Pekham to check it out. Nice, relaxed space, with a pleasant covered garden area. Wide-ranging and apparently newly-updated menu, from which we tried chicken and fish thalis, a tuna dish with tamarind and some steamed street snacks with a nice chutney.

Very impressed with all parts of this meal, particularly the chicken thali. A good variety of delicately-spiced options as part of the thali, and some nice lassis. Just over £20 a head for too much food and a drink each, but you could do it cheaper if you tried.

Dach & Sons just opened up on heath street this friday, but the service didn't show any teething problems - quick pleasant and efficient. The menu is three choices of dog, a burger and a slider plate, with a bunch of interesting options for sides. The sausages and patties are all house-made using premium meats from the hampstead butcher, and it shows in the ratio of portions to prices: A small hotdog and a side is 11.50 plus service, and an interesting list of American craft beers starts from about £4.50 a pint. The sliders were a hit, and the chicken and beef dogs were both good sausages with pleasant accompaniments, but it felt more like a snack than a meal. Similarly, maple sweet potato wedges and bone marrow popcorn were seriously good, but ought to have been at £3.50 each. A good light meal, but at £20 a head including a drink each I'm not sure I'd hurry back unless I had a real hankering.

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