Finding the place was no easy thing it’s set back from the road a bit and a strange shop in front of it, (it had something to do with clothes I think (I didn't like to look to closely) and I was getting hungry.
The place is well set out bar as you enter tables to your right and a large fish tank set into the rear wall. Don't remember seeing any fish though (perhaps they were on the menu yesterday). Having done a deal with them on the price two weeks earlier, (curry club members know what I mean) possibly there may be trouble ahead.
But no, good as their word, deal ok even chef specials, which included lamb shank not often seen on menus.
I went for chicken chat starter very nice. Chicken Madras, Bombay aloo, and keema naan it was all really nice, not special but nice (somewhere you would take the wife to). Allen sitting next to me had green chilly chicken as his main course I know I have a problem about eating things that are green but that was to much for me, I was coached into eating a small portion (a very small portion) and yes I am right leaving green things alone. Can’t say much about what went on talk wise I was at one end of a long table. I did get into the four Yorkshire men sketch with Paul but it was about scars and stitches (you know what I mean, "you think that's a scar when they stitched my arm back" yes you know how it went) mind you I could not compete with a story about his brother, my eyes are watering even now.
Didn't have a beer, staying off alcohol, seems to give me headache ,and I don't drink much anyway.
So, anyway to the scoring, Ambience scored 3.9, Quantity scored 4.8, Quality scored 4.6, Price scored 4.4 and staff received 3.6. This gave a total of 21.3
Bill the organiser.
Despite Bills directions we all found our way to Fusion in Northampton for this months curry club. In attendance were;
Ian (rev), Jim, Bill, Tom, Alan, Phil, Paul, Colin M, Alan P, Alan B, Julian, Adrian and Ian T.
As well as a restaurant Fusion also has a nightclub situated on the ground floor. It was quickly decided that as there were no takers for dancing we would make our way straight up to the restaurant located on both the first and second floors. On arrival we noticed that the restaurant was ominously empty (maybe they heard we were coming?), that was until we were taken upstairs and found that in fact the place was heaving!
Fusion is an all-u-can-eat self-service buffet incorporating many different styles of food including; Italian, Indian and Chinese. You could take your pick from a selection of starters, mains and desserts (or should that be deserts!?!) in any order you like! So basically we all got up and helped ourselves to as much as we could cram onto our plates!
Tom complained that his plate wasn’t big enough and went back for several rounds more - he later admitted that he is attempting to take on Nathan’s (we still miss you) mantle as the human dustbin. The usual random chat ensued over dinner notably; about half-way through the meal Bill announced that Ian was a decent chap – for a vicar. An image Ian went on to tarnish slightly when he revealed that following a return to Victorian values he was looking for a small child to sweep the manse chimney. The burning question of the evening (and possibly the next day) was ‘what is the difference between a korma and a royal korma?’(– any answers on a postcard to Bill please).
Clearly we couldn’t complain about the speed of service – you have only yourself to blame if your food arrives slowly at a self-service buffet. Although crowded Fusion felt really spacious and we had plenty of room to navigate around the table. The only minor incident of the night came when one of our number discovered a broken toilet an issue that was swiftly dealt with by the staff who apologised for our inconvenience .
Fusion scored as follows;
Quality 4.31, Quantity 5, Price 4.31, Ambiance 4.23, Staff 3.48
Total Score: 21.43
Not a top scorer but a respectable result nevertheless.
As usual all opinions expressed are entirely our own and are reflective of our experiences on the evening.
Till next month ……………….