Situated at the gateway to the Jewellery Quarter, Rajdoot Tandoori is jewel in Birmingham’s curry scene, and have been in the business for 40 years.
I had never visited before, and was stunned by the design of the restaurant, the decor in the bar and lounge area was ornate and beautiful, and the dining room spacious and elegant. Rajdoot even won the award for Best Restaurant Design at the 2013 English Curry Awards.
We were ushered on arrival to the bar and lounge area where we ordered a drink, perused the menu and nibbled on bombay mix. I liked this touch – like being in a fine dinging restaurant. We ordered whilst in the lounge and then were taken through to our table, where a fresh basket of poppadoms were awaiting us, along with a selection of traditional accompaniments.
The service we received at Rajdoot was second to none – I’ve never met such a polite group of people, and I could see this was across the board around the room, and not just for us. Starters arrived, and I’d chosen the Fish Tikka, the fish flaked apart beautifully and the flavours were gorgeous. Lee had the Shish Kebab which were moist and tender. Both starters came with little piles of salad and carved veg – which I can take or leave but it was at no detriment to the food.
For the main event we ordered 2 dishes from the Chef Speciality Section – Rajdoot Chicken and Makhan Chicken. The Rajdoot chicken was coated with sesame seeds which gave it an unusual texture, and the sauce rich and deep in flavour. The winner of the night though had to be the Makhan Chicken – individually one of the best flavoured curry dishes I’ve had in quite a while. Just writing about it is getting me hankering for another! The Garlic Naan we had to mop up the remains was also of extremely good quality, thin and light and heavy on the garlic. Just how we like it!
A delicious curry all in all, and one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Here’s just a few more pics of their dishes to whet your appetite…!
Rajdoot are currently offering a great deal on their Executive Lunch – at a price of only £10.95, a brilliant deal.
Disclosure: We were invited to dine at Rajdoot and the meal was complimentary. As always, views and opinions are all our own and totally honest. Unwatermarked photos are taken by Clik Creations – clikdesign.co.uk