Opening its doors in Kenilworth just before Christmas, Nur Nur Paradise offers guests a range of Thai fusion dishes, blending traditional Thai and Western food.
Thai-born Lee Wongsalees and Chantana Nimcean have combined their decades of hospitality experience to realise their vision of bringing the new restaurant to Warwick Road after meeting whilst working at a high street chain in Buckinghamshire ten years ago.
Nur Nur, I’m told, roughly translates as ‘delicious’ in Thai. Lee and Chantana claim they are delivering ‘the type of fusion food you cannot get anywhere else in Kenilworth.’ All in all, Nur Nur Paradise promises a lot and, I’m relieved to say, more than delivers.
Replacing the former Thai Sarocha which closed in early 2023, the fresh and sophisticated new look instantly makes for a great impression.
The food too, far from disappoints. Not the typical Western idea of Thai food, they put a Thai twist on existing Western dishes, while also offering traditional South East Asian cuisine.
It’s good to see the menu caters for everyone and can act as a great intro to Thai food for the uninitiated as well as offer exciting new recipes for the Thai enthusiast. An extensive range of Starters include Sharing Platters as well as Crispy Fried Mushrooms; Tandoori Prawns; Seared Scallops with Salsa Salad; Chicken Thigh Satay; Soups; Thai Sweet Corn Fritters and even Grilled Rib Eye with Black Pepper Sauce.
When it comes to Mains, the choice can at first seem intimidating. There’s a lot to peruse and the decision will, inevitably, be a carefully considered one with so many wonderful sounding dishes to temp you.
After much deliberation, we opted for Sear Duck Breast Stir Fry With Ginger Sauce and a Slow Cook Lamb Shank dish served in a flavour-packed Massaman sauce that was a delight on the senses. The meat was so tender it literally melted off the bone. No regrets about our choices at all – and an indication of the high quality of ingredients and execution of the all dishes from inside the kitchen.
From duck, chicken and beef dishes through to cod, seabass and mackerel, one senses that the same passion and eye for detail has been lovingly applied to all the dishes on this menu. We only had to look around us to see a bustling and fully-booked restaurant of diners on a Tuesday night to endorse that.
Although I suspect it might also have something to with the restaurant’s fabulous Tuesday Night special offer of two courses for £22.95 – including a starter or dessert – from the All-Day Menu, plus £10 off any bottle of wine, prosecco or Champagne. No wonder its quickly gaining popularity among the locals.
Look out for the Sunday Offer Menu too – two courses for £21.99 or three courses for £25.99. They also cater for lunchtimes, even offering a Quick Lunches Menu for those who want quality food on the move.
A nice touch is their Kids Little Pinto Set Menu – a choice of two courses for just £7.99.
Be sure to leave room for one of their delicious palate-cleansing desserts – from Banana Fritters and Mango Sticky Rice through to our choices of Tom – Yum Panna Cotta (with tropical fruit compote, galanga, lemon grass and kaffir lime) and Dark Chocolate Nemesis with Mango Sorbet (with orange sorbet and berry puree.)
Nur Nur Paradise is a very welcome addition to Kenilworth and, I’m sure, is already drawing visitors from across the wider south Warwickshire area. A fabulous independent that is set to become a hot favourite.
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