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Large and spacious, with colourful paintings on the walls; GSF has a bohemian vibe that seems more Camden than Hounslow.
Serving a carefully selected menu of cuisines from around the world (America, Britain, India, Italy, Mexico and Oriental), they aim to cater to all tastes. The menu states that ingredients are sourced from reputable and specialist suppliers. The chicken is from Pilmoor Farm, Yorkshire, the pizza flour and cheese are imported from Italy, the breads are made by Maison Blanc and the ice cream and sorbets are from Snowflake Gelato.
We tried a variety of dishes:
Pani Poori – a delightful arrangement of small glasses of mint and coriander or tamarind water, topped with small pooris filled with spices. Each glass holds the right amount of liquid to fill the poori, which you then pop in your mouth and eat in one go. A most entertaining way to start the meal.
Nachos- The sour cream, guacamole and jalapeño garnish was good. The chips were fairly chunky , crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy inside, under a layer of melted cheese.
Baked cauliflower and broccoli-the vegetables were perfectly cooked with a light béchamel sauce. Kebab Platter – not a huge offering but decent enough for £7.50.
Fiery chicken wings – should have had more seasoning or sauce as they were rather tasteless.
American classic burgers – good quality beef but the patties were well done and slightly burnt.
Butter Chicken – this used to be one of my favourite dishes at Moti Mahal Restaurant (where the butter chicken recipe originated) in Delhi. It was made with chicken which had been marinated in spices for hours and cooked in a tandoor before being added to the sauce. GSF ‘s version was tasty, sweet, with small pieces of boneless chicken. The paratha was simply delicious, buttery but not greasy.
Chili con carne – the two who ordered this did not enjoy it at all. They said it lacked flavour and was ‘watery’.
To finish: Reminiscent of the Irani Cafés in Mumbai, Masala Tea (a milky tea brewed with spices and sugar; and serves as a good digestive aid) was served in little glasses with Maska Pav. The Pav (soft bun) was quite light; it had a layer of butter (Maska) and a sprinkling of sugar through the middle.
The concept of offering multinational cuisines is interesting, and it is a rather wide range of skills that are required here. However, I felt that Indian cuisine is what they do best.
The staff were very friendly and the service was good. We were a group of six, and the bill came to around £100.
Global Street Food Kitchen
Blenheim Centre, Prince Regent Road, Hounslow, Middlesex TW3 1NL
Monday – closed
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 22:00
Sunday 10:00 – 21:00