We attended the Days of the Raj which is located upstairs in Harewood House next to the garage on Great North road. Having been to many Indian restaurants in both North and South Tyneside which have excellent restaurants, I suppose I have fairly high expectations and of a warm welcome.
No warm welcome here- indeed I dont think anyone smiled throughout. Maybe this is because we were on a voucher deal but I suspect not.
The restaurant itself is pleasant enough. We ordered starters, sides and mains and the starters came pretty quickly. My sheek kebab was nice, a bit on the spicy side though and the tandoori mixed kebab was good. The wine was not particularly incidently. The sides arrive on of which was chips (I know but I love chips from an Indian restaurant). What a disappointment, pale flacid FROZEN chips. If paying a couple of quid for a small bowl of chips I at least expect them to be real chips and have never been served frozen in the thousands of Indian meals I have had. The curries arrived and were curiously heated up on a sort of camping stove which I hadnt seen before. None ofthe usual warming trays on the tabe to keep it warm. Both curries (Rogan and Dupiaza) although the meat was fine, were bland. The Rogan seemed to have a slight tikka masala flavour rather than predominantly tomatoe, although there were some in there. The Dupiaza had a curious taste, which I can only describe as cabbage like. We were hungry so we ate what we needed and left. Having looked so forward to it, we left very disappointed with the food, curries in particular.
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