It’s funny how some things coincide. Last Monday (5th September) on my 365daysofbiking Tumblr, I posted a photograph of the now-closed Mango Tree restaurant on the Chester Road, near Stonnall.
In a coincidence of extraordinary happenstance, later in the week reader Mike Parkes pointed out to me on Facebook that he’d spotted an article in the Express and Star, dated the following Wednesday, that the restaurant was to reopen as part of the Saffron group, which has an existing venue in Oldbury, and another to open in Colmore Row, Birmingham. This is great news and I wish the new operators well. I always welcome a new curry opportunity and look forward to trying it out. No doubt that other great curry monster, The Stymaster, will not be too far behind.
Meanwhile, there were a couple of interesting comments on the Facebook link to my original article. If anyone remembers anything about that cafe in Chester Road, or indeed, about Greasy Lil’s at the top of the hill opposite the quarry, please feel free to comment.
To anyone waiting for a pictures of the past feature, it’ll be later today. My scanner is currently having a wobbly and is currently being left until it’s bad mood clears…
I’ll be giving it a go, I expect. The problem with Indian restaurants is that there’s so many around here, ranging from OK to excellent, that there’s less motivation to try a new one. Still, I wish them well.
The Mango Tree was excellent, and won a number of awards. The chef, Murray, is now working at Delhi 6 in Little Aston and is superb.