I don't know whether this restaurant has any affinity to 'The Last Days Of The Raj' on Kells Lane in Low Fell...whether it does or it doesn't this restaurant can stand alone as a beautiful eatery on its own.
First the 'difficult' point,rather than the 'bad' point.This restaurant is quite easy to miss as it is upstairs in the building Harewood House,just after The Asda in Gosforth.If you don't know where it is,by the time you've spotted it you're past it,and you have to go right around the Broadway West roundabout,up the carriageway,and back around the Regent Centre roundabout to get to it ...Just bear that in mind when you go !!
We were greeted very pleasantly into a seated area where our drinks and food orders were taken.After a wait of only 5 minutes we were taken to our table,an immaculately clean set up of blue and white tablecovers,and sparkling cutlery.Our starters arrived in due course.I chose a 'chicken roll' which was basically a wrap with chicken in it,no salad..but I wasn't bothered as the wrap was full of tasty moist chicken.My friend plonked for the 'chicken chatt',a safe option with loads of spicy chicken,salad and raita sauce...beautiful !
Our mains consisted of a 'Chicken Sri Lanka' which was medium to hot,and a 'Chicken Kashmiri' which was mild and flavoured with coconut and banana,far too mild for me but that's just my preference...The rices we chose were a tomato rice and a coconut rice,and we also chose a Keema Nann to round off the mains.
The meals came on a trolley and were heated and finished off in front of us on a hotplate type thing,a nice touch we thought.
We passed on the desserts,as they were the chilled/frozen bought in sort of jobs which,to be fair,most Indian restaurants seem to use these days.Why oh why don't they cultivate some proper desserts for their menus ??
All in all,the place was immaculately clean,even up to the chandeliers which were dust free and shiny shiny !!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant as the ambience was nice,no pressure,and clean and friendly,.Yes,it is a big restaurant and unless its very busy you will get this 'cavernous' feeling,but if its a quiet meal for two you're after,then you cannot go wrong here.
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