With cuisine inspired by the west coast of India…
Taking a completely different approach to Indian cuisine, the husband and wife team behind Potyō in Wilmslow have created a range of dishes inspired by Indian Malabar – the diverse southwestern shore of the country.
The area includes the wettest parts of southern India, from some of its highest peaks to Kuttanad, also known as Kerala rice bowl – the lowest altitude zone.
It is the home of the famous Backwaters of Keralathe interconnected canals, lakes and rivers of great biological diversity, as well as 825 km of superb wild coastline.
This is where Jason and Milena Almedia drew inspiration for their “Coastal” Indian restaurant in the heart of Wilmslow, a pair who already have quite extensive restaurant experience – both working in the likes of Gusto, Australasia, Chaophraya and Red’s True Barbecue over the years.
Local residents of Wilmslow, they always wanted to bring something different to the neighborhood, and with Jason’s roots in Goa and his travels across the country, Coastal Indian was the natural choice.
Housed over two floors in the former King & Allen tailor shop on Church Street, ‘Potyo’ actually stands for “greedy boy” in Kontani – the native language of Goa.
The Goans are well known for their love of food, drink, music and sossegado (casual) lifestyle, and it’s this spirit that lives on through the restaurant – from the bright and fresh dining room with whitewashed walls and wicker chairs, to the varied menu of unique dishes.
On the menu you will find coastal sharing plates and curry bowls, as well as signature dishes such as Meen Polichottu (£19.95); roasted fish wrapped in a banana leaf with coastal Konkan masala.
There is also Thattukada Steak (£18.95); marinated rump steak served with sautéed onions and potatoes, and Roasted Chicken Coffee (£15.95); marinated for 36 hours with coriander, house spice mix and served with Indian bread.
There are also their ‘Coastal Curry Bowls’ including the classic Goan prawn curry (£12.95), Boatman’s Fish Curry (£12.95) and the Vindaloo Hog Collar (£11.95). You will also find some vegetarian options, such as the Channa Ros (£9.95); a chickpea curry made with a roasted coconut sauce and tempered with red mustard seeds.
You will also find a menu of Sharing Plates, a kind of ‘Indian Tapas’ which includes peri peri squid (£7.95), Crispy okra (£5.50), Shrimp 65 (£8.95) and Chicken Kori Ghee (£6.95).
There’s something for everyone here, and the dishes are unique, creative and you’re unlikely to find most of them anywhere else in the area.
Potyo is now open in Wilmslow, reserve your table below…
Potyo, 9 Bank Square, Wilmslow SK9 1AN