13 May 2010

Trinidad: Trinidad Roti Shop

The Roti Shop is a well known fixture within North London's West Indian community. Situated on the boarder between Harlesden and Stonebridge it's in the prefect location for the vibrant local community.

Sign posted by a big Trinidadian flag outside, this family run eatery is more of a cafe than a restaurant and its informal friendly atmosphere makes it a popular spot with hungry locals.
There are two types of roti on the menu - Paratha & Dal Puri, which you can have with a choice from 10 different fillings including curried mutton, beef, goat, chicken, shrimp, fish, and lamb plus various vegetarian fillings (£4 - £6). Other dishes on the menu are your choice of curry with rice, peas and fried plantain. On Saturdays there are the specials: oxtail soup, black pudding and Pig Foot Souse priced between £5.75 to £6.

So what exactly is a roti ? Basically it's like a wrap. The roti is a large chapati and the filling is wrapped up inside like a parcel. We had curried mutton and curried chicken, which were both delicious, although the mutton was slightly more favourable with its meat soft and tender and full of flavour but be warned, the definition of this place's hot sauce is not for the faint hearted!

Address: 64 Nicoll Road, Harlesden, London, NW10 9AS
Telephone: 020 8838 4800
Tube: Willesden Junction or Harlesden (Bakerloo/London Overground)
Bus: 18, 226, 260
Car: Metered parking nearby

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