With that in mind I didn’t feel too guilty about heading out for a mid-week treat with friends.
The fine Indian dining restaurant opened in July 2011 in the quaint St Crispin Retail Village in Kent Road.
Developers have done a great job of transforming the beautiful old farm buildings into an array of business units which include a beauty salon, cafe, takeaway and a traditional toy shop.
Wild Ginger sits within the main courtyard and I suspect is a hidden little gem that not everyone in Northampton would know about.
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We enjoyed a sunny Wednesday night walk to Wild Ginger to meet a couple of our friends for the weekly banquet night.
Banquet night costs £9.95 per person with a choice of starter and main course each plus rice or naan and a side dish to share between two.
We started the evening with drinks and a couple of popadoms each for an additional price.
Between the four of us we then ordered chicken tikka and lamb kebabs and samosas to start.
The portion size were generous and each come with a salad garnish on the side with succulent meat and spices bursting out from the samosas.
For our main courses we tucked into chicken and duck chef specials, vegetable korma and a chicken tikka.
These were accompanied with rice, garlic and peshwari naan and tarka dal.
All the dishes were perfectly cooked with plenty of sauce, spice and flavour.
The food was fresh and not too heavy, although the spice was a bit overpowering on the chicken chef’s special.
On the other end of the scale the vegetable korma wasn’t too spicy to send our friend into labour!
The restaurant is modern, clean and frest with mood lighting.
It was fairly quiet when we were there, despite the fantastic banquet night deal which is excellent value for money.
There is also a takeaway service which seemed popular with people popping in and out to pick up their orders.
Wild Ginger ticks all the boxes - fresh Indian food, reasonably priced, attentive service and a four-star hygeine rating proudly placed on the door. It was £9.95 very well spent.
Food: Very good
Disabled access: Accessible to all - some split levels
Parking: Free outside
Total cost: £62
Star rating: 7/10