• Susan Smyth

Taste of India

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Introducing Susan Smyth as guest writer.

Susan lives in the West, is an avid restaurant go-er, among her other accolades, Susan is a judge for The Irish Curry Awards.



To celebrate Joe Biden's win I decided to order an Indian takeaway from Charlestown, County Biden, I mean Mayo. I chose Indian to celebrate Kamala Harris’s heritage.


The restaurant is deceptive from the outside as it’s not old world Indian but we were in lockdown so a takeaway it was.


Service was twenty five minutes from telephone order to collection, very good for a busy Saturday night.


To start I had onion bhaji, slightly flatter in the style of North East India and Bangladesh. They were incredibly fresh with authentically flavoured onions, served with the ubiquitous slice of lemon and side salad.


On to the mains I had the chicken tikka balti, lovely tender chicken morsels, perfectly spiced with a spot on medium to hot spice level and al dente peppers. I loved it. I cleaned the plate with the huge, fresh naan bread which was about half a metre long, still managing to keep enough set aside for lunch the next day.


For sure it’s one of the best in Mayo and I look forward to dining inside, but it’s

not of the fine dining level of some of Dublin’s restaurants.


Joe and Kamala would approve,


Taste of India,

Main st.

Charlestown,

Co.Mayo.

Ph: 094 905 3528


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