The Raj

Sector: Gunn Street (by the Oracle)
Stardate: Tuesday 4 December 2001
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AMBIANCE Sumptuous

Decor: Dark green walls decorated with many elephants; palatial fabrics billowing across ceiling.
Music: Quiet but authentic.

SERVICE Room for improvement

Time to get served: Around 30 minutes.
Menu descriptions: Boring - the most elaborate was "A tasty tandori delicacy" (regarding the Lamb Hasina).

STARTERS Great!

Popadums and chutneys: Crispy, with four flavourful dips including Mango Chutney (with a touch of honey) and Sweet Yogurt.
Lime pickle: Liquidised but hot. Top quality.
Onion bagees (2.60): Saucer shape, very tasty. "Nicely caked together" (Pavelin).

MAIN COURSES AND DESERTS Pretty good

Vegetable Korma: "Taste of coconut, texture and colour of pumpkin soup" (Gaussiat).
Chicken Dupiaza: "Nothing special, very mild, tomatoey, OK" (Pavelin).
Lamb Dupiaza: "Quite good actually, I'm really enjoying it" (Lawrence).
Vegetable Biriani: "Tasty but fairly mild" (Hogan).
Vegetable Rogan: "Mmm, Good" (Dixon).

MISCELLANEOUS
Buffet option Egg-fried rice Sweet Lassi Liqueur coffees Hot towels Sweets with bill

Key: Yes No Too drunk to remember

FINAL VERDICT

An pleasant experience overall, although a few aspects of the service could have been better. The management was clearly keen to discover how its patrons enjoyed their meal, as witnessed by the Customer Survey we were asked to fill in (we used ours to point them in the direction of this web site). We award the Raj 3 Cobras: