North Indian Curry Night in Malvern, Welland on Wednesdays!
The Marlbank Inn has a small cosy section as you enter from our carpark, you’ll notice a warm open fire and above that is a collection of his certificates, awards and time in the finest Hotels such as Claridges Hotel, Delhi, Viceroy Delhi, Air India Flight Kitchen- along with some fab old school photos. The same goes for Indian food restaurants, cool eateries and the rest. If you are making a Korma- you better hope in hell that it doesn’t contain coconut and raisins. Our recipes are from a classic period, circa 1885 recipes passed down from my father. He was chef on the circuit in Delhi from the 1970’s.
I was taught from him, gruelling as his only disciple or ‘eran’ boy you can call it back in those days. he has passed the torch on, mind you, he is still quite furious and I’d have hated to have worked with him back in his hay day. He will agree; that im no longer the ‘oil rag’ but in fact the mechanic!
Authentic Indian Food vs British Classic Gastropub offerings
I must say, observing him over the years and more so time invested in learning the art of Indian cookery, just his sheer knowledge, level of intricacy is still truly breathtaking. I often think he should have been honoured or perhaps marketing himself more. So we decided to go XL and try our luck and bottle our family history and a true, Indian gourmet grade sauce; Pandeli. Pandeli will produce North Indian sauces, named after our surname, Panwar. One of the finest recipes in the whole of Indian is the guarded, ‘Butter Makhani’. This is not dripping in butter. A chicken tikka masala should not be glutenous but rather, refined and luxurious. Indian food is so great due to the history, the spices and their relationship with one another. It’s not a miss mash of spices and in this goes and then we do this. You need to understand how these all work, in what quantity and timing.
Dining & Restaurant, Malvern, Worcestershire
The best news is, these recipes are on the Marlbank menu. The Marlbank restaurant is really just an informal dining area, we’re located in Worcestershire, in The Malvern Hills. Conveniently in the catchment areas of Upton, Hanley Swan, Gloucestershire, Ledbury; nestled on a 2-acre site in Malvern, Welland.
Three Counties ground is conveniently located two minutes from us; we’re not far from the British Camp and you can reach Greater Malvern from the Marlbank Rd. We usually have tables available for Lunch and Dinner service, so why not pop in and have a drink and we will try our very best to get you started!
We’re a public-house first, the menu is 99% British, homemade classics. North Indian dishes are available on order every Wednesday for our Curry Night, we also incorporate clay fired dishes, techniques circa 1885 Old Delhi Style on a specials menus. We are open for takeaway also, exclusively at the Marlabank Inn on Wednesday Night. If you like your Indian food, then book a table at our restaurant on
Here is a quick view, at a sample Menu. We are introducing a North Indian mix grill very soon!