Lily's makes a visit to Ashton's Ikea superstore just across the road a whole lot more appealing.
It began as a small cafe next to a cash and carry, but after wowing the writers of many a food guide and even gathering national reviews, Lily's moved into swisher larger new premises.
The great news is that the affordable, authentic veggie and vegan menu (influenced by dishes that are typical of the Gujarat region) hasn't changed. House specials include made to order masala dosa (rice flour pancake with a fragrant curry sauce), bhel puri (crispy puffed rice with tamarind) and samosa, plus various pakoras (spicy, lightly battered savoury snacks) and kachori (stuffed dough balls, filled with beans or peas, as well as warming tones of ginger and red chilli), available to take out or eat in.
The drinks menu includes Asian lagers and soft drinks; ideal companions to the spicy Indian flavours. Sweet freaks will be in their element thanks to mountains of hand-crafted delights and desserts from the deli area to take home.