Rajpur Indian Restaurant in Mytchett
February 01, 2011
Once again, it was a pleasure to be given the opportunity of dining at the delightful Indian restaurant, the Rajpur and even better as our teenage boys were also able to sample the delicious food on offer.
Set along the Mytchett Road, Mytchett, the restaurant has been successfully run by the proprietor, Mr Motin, for a number of years and is well known in the Mytchett and surrounding areas.
Once inside, the cosy interior offers a warmth and welcoming atmosphere and is bright and airy, decorated throughout with burgundy seating, gold walls and crisp clean table cloths.
We arrived at the restaurant on a Friday evening and, once seated, were offered a drink and ordered some popadoms and chutneys to munch on while we read through the menu.
Being such an extensive menu, it was not an easy task having to choose from such a vast range of authentic Indian dishes. These included a variety of chicken, lamb, prawn and vegetarian dishes ranging from mild, medium or hot strength curries.
Although the menu offers an assortment of food, if there was not a particular dish you fancied, the experienced chef will endeavor to prepare it for you. There is also a large selection of appetizers, rice and bread plus vegetable side dishes to choose from as well as speciality, tandoori, balti and seafood dishes.
After a short while we all chose our starters. I decided on Reshmi Kebab, spicy mincemeat with fresh herbs, covered in an omelette, Lance choose Chicken Chat Puri, spiced chicken served in flat bread, Conor opted for the same but had a King Prawn Puri and Cameron decided to try the Kebab Roll, lightly spiced mince meat wrapped in a nan bread and cooked in a clay oven.
We each tasted the others food and agreed that all starters were delicious and we had chosen well. After a suitable break our main courses arrived in an array of aromas! Served to us was an astounding selection of Indian cuisine, enough to make your mouth water.
I chose a favourite of mine, Chicken Shashlick, sizzling chicken pieces flavoured with spices and cooked with onion, tomatoes and green peppers and served with a crisp fresh salad, Lance tried a Lamb Balti, tender pieces of lamb cooked in the restaurants own home style way in an iron dish with plenty of deeply spiced medium sauce.
All Balti dishes on the menu are also served with a plain Nan bread but Lance changed this for a Keema Nan bread which was stuffed with spicy minced meat.
Conor chose another prawn dish, King Prawn Korma, a mild, creamy spiced curry while Cameron decided on his favourite Indian dish, Chicken Tikka Masalla.
To accompany our meal we chose mushroom and Pilau rice, a Peshwari Nan (nut, sultana and almonds) and Bombay Aloo, sliced potatoes cooked with onion and spices. Each dish was beautifully presented, steaming hot and tasted delicious.
The staff waited on us in a professional manner and nothing was too much trouble. Although the restaurant was quite busy, they still had time for all of their customers proving why the Rajpur is an ideal place to eat whatever the occasion and it is competitively priced.
Or perhaps you would prefer to eat buffet style. If so, every Sunday between 12.30 and 3.00pm the Rajpur offer a buffet service. You can sample a selection of Indian dishes currently on offer that day and eat as much as you like for just £6.90 (adults) and £4.50 (children), plus the choice of dishes change each week.
Every Wednesday, the restaurant offer a ‘Banquet Night’, a great value for money evening at an inexpensive cost of just £10.95 for any starter, main dish, side dish, rice dish and Nan bread.
As this evening is so popular, you are advised to pre-book, although don’t be afraid to telephone them on the off chance as the restaurant may be able to accommodate you. If you are unable to eat out why not make use of their takeaway service which offers a 10% discount off all meals over £15.
At the end of the evening we all decided to finish off with a dessert, Lance choose bananas and fresh cream, Conor choose a chocolate mousse while Cameron and I had delicious ice cream. As always, Lance, the boys and I had a thoroughly enjoyable evening, the hospitality was second to none and of course the food was superb.
In fact, Cameron was quoted as saying “I rate this restaurant a 5 star!”
The Rajpur is open 7 days a week from 12 noon to 2.30pm and 6.00pm to 11.00pm (Friday and Saturdays open till midnight) plus bank holidays and, for your convenience, parking is available directly outside the restaurant. Don’t delay, ring 01252 542494/542063 today, fine dining at its best!
- Telephone: 01252 542494
Rajpur Indian Restaurant
57D Mytchett Road,