Jeera – Crich, Derbyshire

A little decider


This is fast becoming our ‘go to’ place for a tasty dinner when I don’t feel like cooking.

Jeera is a Bangladeshi restaurant in Crich which is a small village perched on a hill in Derbyshire. Crich is probably best known for being the location for ITV’s ‘Peak Practice’ and it’s also the home of the ‘National Tramway Museum’.

Truth be known Crich is a village we would really like to live in, it has several proper pubs, a handful of shops and our favourite artisan bakery, The Loaf. The Loaf serves excellent Pizza cooked in the bread oven, but only on a Wednesday, so we will review that another (Wednes)day.

Having a 10 year old we tend to eat early, so we are often the only diners in the restaurant, but it gets busier later in the evening. Tonight we sat in the bright, early evening sun and ate crispy poppadums with some super pickles. We then had rich Lamb Bhuna, a Chicken Rezala that’s packed with tiny green chillies, plus a milder Chicken Tikka Masala to please the boy. We had rice, hot buttery naan and a couple of drinks each. Everything was excellent and we can’t fault the attentive service.

The bill came to £45 and we are now happily all home before dark so we can watch a movie before bed.

Claire, Ed and George from Thingswemake