WELCOME TO THE EASTERN EYE INDIAN RESTAURANT
The Eastern Eye Restaurant on Plymouth's Barbican has been serving some of the best contemporary Indian cuisine direct from Bangladesh for over twenty years. Welcome to one of Plymouth's best loved Indian restaurants.
Our Restaurant in Plymouth's Barbican is open every day of the year from 6pm until midnight Sunday to Thursday and from 6pm until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights. We are also open every Christmas Day from 1pm until 5pm. Open All Bank Holidays
Here at the Eastern Eye Indian restaurant in Plymouth we use fresh ingredients wherever possible alongside the finest authentic herbs and spices shipped directly from India and Bangladesh. This means everything served in the restaurant is cooked fresh to order. At busy times there can sometimes be a short wait for your food but we always endevour to serve you promptly. Our menu is laid out below.
Halal Restaurant in Plymouth - is available at The Eastern Eye. Please ask our waiting staff on your nest visit to the restaurant
Head Chef Kalam talks about how he got into cooking great Indian food and who his foodie influences are. Story courtesy of The Menu Guide Plymouth.
What motivated you to become a chef?
AK: Cooking is in my genes. My grandfather and father were both involved in the industry for many years. They were both passionate chefs and i am too.
Who would you most like to work with?
AK: I'm a big fan of Ainsley Harriott who came to our restaurant recently and was very impressed with our food. I have always been a big fan of Ready Steady Cook.
Tell us about your current menu?
AK: My menu has been created using my own personal recipes. We offer highly unique dishes like Kalam Karishma and Kalam's Delight, which is a sweet, hot and sour dish. These special dishes are very popular with our customers.
Which dish on the menu would you recommend to a customer?
AK: If they like a mild dish it would be the Mirpurie Patice. If they prefer a medium dish, i would recommend the Baharie Special or the Jogonathour Special. For anyone who is new to Indian cooking i would recommend the Kalam Karishma or the Zul Zula.
Which chef has been your greatest inspiration?
AK: It would have to be Gordon Ramsay for being not only a fantastic chef, but also such a great businessman. I love the way he runs his restaurants, I really like his dedication and being a perfectionist - two things i strive to do with my business.
What is your favourite local ingredient?
AK: All the fresh vegetables and local organic fruits we use to make our pastes. I believe they really make a difference.
Why should people visit you?
AK: The Eastern Eye is unique. I believe our love of cooking translates to our food, making it the very best! But you don't have to take my word for it - come along and taste it for yourself!
In your experience what is the most important thing about cooking?
AK: it has to be the passion for the job.You have to love cooking to produce the best tasting food. Cooking is an art, and some say you either have it or you don't, but becoming a successful restaurant owner and Chef does not happen overnight.
I spent years working in several Bangladeshi restaurants. I have also done a lot of research in India and have gained valuable experience working in some of the successful hotels run by members of my family.
On top of this, i am lucky enough to have a very good team working around me - two kitchen staff and two front-of-house staff - that make our venue a five star restaurant.
What our Customers say....
"This is the best Indian in Plymouth. Great choice of dishes on the menu. Great service and good selection of Indian beers. Great for the family or a night out with the lads."
“Ive been eating at The Eastern Eye for over twenty years and have never had a bad meal here. This has to be one of the best Indian Restaurants in Plymouth by a mile"