Nila Palace

Nila Palace

Indian and South Asian

0.5 miles
61 London Road, Leicester, LE2 OPE

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A striking frontage of grand pillars and the eye-catching glow of a bright blue and pink neon sign, means that you can't fail to notice Nila Palace as you walk by. My suggestion would be to stop and venture inside to discover a true taste of India.

A feast of floral colour, ornamental artefacts and impressive chandelier lighting combine to create a restaurant that is at once inviting and interesting. Tables are either set in intimate alcoves or stretch the length of the restaurant in a grand banqueting style.

Once comfortable on beautifully upholstered seating at a table of blue linen, we perused the extensive menu. The massive choice of starters, tandoori specialities, house recommendations, tawali dishes, biryanis, baltis, vegetable sides, sundries and king prawn creations meant it took more that a few moments to read, and the choosing took even longer. A couple of glasses of a fabulous Chatauneuf-du-Pape - the range of wines is impressive - eased us into the evening and the attentive waiter couldn't have been more helpful in discussing our preferences and making recommendations.

After excellent poppadoms and an amazing variety of pickles, we tucked in to our starters. The shabzi kebab platter for two was an assortment of delicate vegetable samosas, allo chat and pakoras. Round two presented us with several dishes including an excellent mushroom bhaji and Bombay aloo. From the house specialities we ordered butter chicken - creamy and mild, simmered in butter and tomato - and the macher jhol, which was a Begal style fish curry. Everything arrived piping hot with the aromatic flavours simply oozing freshness and showcasing a chef who really knows his stuff.

Will we back? Absolutely.
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Open: Mon-Sun 5.30pm-late (including bank holidays)