With a swish interior deigned by Paul Costello, the new Indian Restaurant at the South Court Hotel brings style and class to food lovers in Limerick. The room has a New York feel with polished wood and rich, comfortable leather seating, you feel like you’re ‘out for dinner’ as soon as you step through the door. The Cream Rooms’ menu is refreshingly concise. Cleverly they have a short list of Irish classics for those in a group who might be more steak than spice, so there’s no excuses.
The best way to savour the starters is to go for the Cream Room Selection, a sharing platter of bites including tender Seekh Kebab, the juiciest and best looking Tandoori Jumbo prawn, served with avocado and too good to share. Cubes of Tilapia Fish marinated in mustard,chili and garlic are so meltingly tender and delicious. This is fine food, with distinct and delicate spicing. Classics of tikka and samosa complete a perfect introduction.
Main dishes are equally diverse and the recommended Goan Prawn Curry was a delight, tender prawns still plump in a spiced coconut milk curry, is a bright and fresh dish transporting you straight to the vivid coast of Goa. The addition of the hearty Ra Ra Ghost, meaty lamb curry made with bone marrow, chunks of tender meat and enriched with lentils, is the perfect curry for a heart warming and satisfying meal. Two vegetable sides of Pindi Channa and Saag Paneer completed a colourful spread, not forgetting a sweet Peswari naan and a Garlic and Coriander version too. With a fragrant lemon rice cooked with coconut and spices and a choice of Mushroom rice and Pilau rice, you are spoiled for choice.
The excellent and attentive staff tempted us for desert with a light and fluffy Pavlova, decorated with sweet, fresh strawberries and we finished with mint tea. The Cream Room delivers on all levels.