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“Really enjoyable first time visit”
Review of Roomali

Roomali
Ranked #11 of 223 Restaurants in Blackburn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Preston
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Really enjoyable first time visit”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Spotted Roomali on Trip Advisor so decided to give it a go. We made a reservation for 6.30pm on Saturday 23rd November and travelled across from New Longton (Preston) and it was definitely worth it. (Easy parking immediately outside).

We were welcomed very warmly by the owner, Yash (sorry about the spelling!) and shown to an alternative table (at the oner's suggestion) as the one originally reserved was a little close to the kitchen door. When we explained this was our first visit and enquired about how long the restaurant had been open, he then gave us a quick tour of the upstairs area which, as other people have said, is very pleasant indeed, together with a potted history of both himself and the restaurant.

And so to the food etc. Service was perhaps a little slow to begin with but once we'd ordered, things moved pretty quickly (they were very busy) and our waiters were friendly & efficient. We started with poppadoms & relish tray (well, who doesn't?) and they were superb, really light and grease-free. The starters were equally good comprising a very tasty seekh kebab (again, apologies for the spelling) and chicken samosas. We shared a Chicken Handi with pilau rice (loads of it!) and a garlic naan, which was extremely thin & tasty. It's always rude not to at least look at the dessert menu so we did - and succumbed to the temptation. Unfortunately I can't remember what it was called (3 dough balls served with a very light, sweet syrup and a dollop of ice cream - really good and not as heavy as I thought it might be.

The entire meal really was delicious and, although I've had all of these dishes (except the dessert) in other Indian restaurants, these seemed somehow lighter, less greasy, and somehow more refined. As the Roomali is not licensed to serve alcohol we had a litre bottle of mineral water and a coffee to finish. The whole lot came to an extremely reasonable £25 and I think we can honestly say that this was the best Indian food we've eaten and there is absolutely no doubt we'll be going again. I did suggest to Yash (as we were settling up & tongue in cheek) that as this was our first visit I thought perhaps it might be free. Quick as a flash he replied that the food was, of course, all free - he'd simply charged us for sitting down. Nice one!

Thank you to Yash and the team for a very pleasant evening - we wish you every success and look forward to a return visit very soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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Manchester
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“Fantastic food& Great Service”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Went to Roomali to test it out as saw on Tripadvisor that it had some good reviews, which I have to say were all right. Everyone from the owner to the lovely guy who served us were very charming and hospitable. The food (mixed grill, karahi chicken) was very tasty and the service was fast. Will definitely be going back again soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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“good service and food”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We went with a group of friends and all had a good time. Very accomodating as we asked to be seated upstairs which was closed but management obliged. Meal and service was very good and even made us a bhindi dish which wasn't on the menu.

  • Visited October 2013
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burnley
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Authentic Indian Cuisine”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Visited here on a Saturday evening prior to going to nearby King Georges Hall. The staff were welcoming and very efficient. The food was amazing and arrived quickly. The one thing that is always a sign of a good restaurant was the majority of diners were Asian- proof if needed of the quality of food !! One point of note is that the restaurant is not licenced but the dining experience outweighs this. Would certainly go again when next in Blackburn.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Astounding!”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Wow!!! This restaurant without doubt lived up to my expectations. The service from the moment we entered to the time we left was astounding, and the food was impeccable, all cooked to perfection! Roomali is most definitely worth the splurge and would recommend it without hesitation. Delightful venue and outstanding food!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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