“ Address: Cross St. Mill / Cross St. / Leek / ST13 6BL / Tel: 01538 38 77 88 „
I went to the Qarma restaurant this weekend for the first time after reading an award about the restaurant had won recently voting it the best in Staffordshire. Living in Leek I had never heard of the place and was surprised to know that it had been open over a year. As sson as I walked in I was impressed with the opulent nature of the decor and the beaming smiles as we were welcomed in. I had not reserved and was worried as the place was heaving. Luckily the Qarma has seating capacity of over 120 and we were took the penultimate table. The menu is fantastic - the descriptions are excellent and the choice is immense. I went for all sea food having Bangladeshi Crab as a starter (it was wow!) and Bangla Maas (an amazing fish dish), whilst my other half went for the tradtional options of onion bhaji and chicken bhuna. I can genuinely say this is the best curry I have ever had and can see why this is an improvement on all restaurants in Leek, I can see why people are copying their style and I can see why this has won an award ( a prestigious and national one as well) and I am positive there will be many more to come. I would strongly recommend you give it a try and I would reserve a table just in case!
This place really is surprising. Hidden away from the main road due to it's own private car park I noticed the subtle sign on the edge of the wall a few weeks ago. A very interesting logo and name for an Indian restaurant. As soon as you walk in you are enveloped with sheer class and opulence. It is a fantastic integration of traditional with modern contemporary design. After being escorted to the lounge area, we were seated and looking through the vast menu provided to us, me and the partner were engrossed with the contents of the menu. What we immediately noticed was the attention to detail of the descritpions as well the constant reminder of the desired authenticity of the food that Qarma are trying to provide.
Once seated in nice luxurious surroundings, the food arrived promptly which took the whole experience to anew level - one word - WOW!! very different to any other food we have tasted and I feel will taste as we live so far away from Leek. There were no desserts menu - as the maitre'd explained everything is fresh and whatever we have and can produce we will do - both of us had cinnamon pear with fresh mango ice cream - again a fantastic creation and a great end to the night.