A husband and wife team. David is originally from London but moved to South Africa when he was 9 where he met and married Brigitte over 20 years ago. We have now been living in England for the past 7 years. We both have a love of good food, dining out and all things to do with life style. We will be reviewing restaurants, products and giving foodie and life style tips. All our reviews are unbiased.
Oh happy days, I have found a replacement for my disappointment
with The Viceroy.The Raj of Hertford is
totally unassuming from the outside, you might walk right past and not even
realise that it is a restaurant.The
only reason we found out about it was from friends.The décor is nothing to write home about
looks like it is stuck in an eighties time warp; it is very small and is
clean.But don’t let that put you
off.The staff know their menu and also
their regulars, our dinner guests being two of them.They suggested an alternative for one of our
guests, the Haryali Murogh Jalfreji, a fairly hot green chicken prepared with
fresh green chillies mixed peppers and onions medium dry finish, he absolutely
loved it.Looked a bit on the hot side
for my liking.Another thing that I
liked is that their menu has descriptions, as I like to try new things but just
giving me an Indian name does not help.
Haryali Murogh Jalfreji
We never felt under any pressure to order and the staff
where there when we needed them. Even though the restaurant is small you never
feel like you are on top of the other dinners.I also know that their kitchen is very clean as one of our guests has
been in it and said yes it is a kitchen that is well used, you could eat off
I ordered the Chicken
Malayan, a fruity dish prepared in a fairly mild delicate spice. It was to die for.
David ordered his usual
Chicken Tikka, succulent pieces of Chicken marinated in yogurt and mild spices
and baked in a Tandoor. He had the same
dish at The Viceroy and said that this one was one of the best he had ever
When it comes to Onion
Bhaji, stop the boat, these were the best ever.
They were shaped like tennis balls and although they had been fried they
were not oily and stodgy.
They offered a variety of
beers and wine, the men went for their favourite Cobra and us ladies had a
bottle of the house white, it was reasonably priced and refreshing. For four of us with a couple of beers, soft
drinks and one bottle of wine, our bill came to £95.
They are open seven days a
week Monday to Saturday: 6pm till 11pm and Sunday: 12 noon till 3pm.
The Raj has to be the best
Indian restaurant within miles or even further. Food is excellent; staff &
management are so accommodating. The Raj doesn't generally attract the last orders
crowd of drunken clients & that's what adds to its attraction.
On the menu you will get your usual favourites,
but also the Raj has its own unique offerings which will never disappoint.
Simply the best!