The Viceroy of India
Indian and South Asian
Having celebrated 20 years in business, The Viceroy of India's longevity is proof enough of its success. Despite its early-90s start, the restaurant's food is anything but dated, with a skilful, contemporary approach to Indian cuisine and a lively atmosphere to match. On our visit we found the restaurant's clean and crisp design, with white linen adorning the light wooden furniture and subtle mood lighting, complemented the sophisticated yet friendly style of service that is so enjoyed by the restaurant's loyal customers. The Viceroy offers an eclectic mix of classic Indian favourites and more unusual dishes containing exotic ingredients, so you can make your selection in line with how adventurous you're feeling. We began by sharing the tamarind mixed platter - a delightful combination of textures with fish, chicken and duck served with tamarind sauce. We also chose succulent garlic crab stir-fried with fresh coriander, and lightly spiced tuna kebab - unusual and delicious. To follow we wanted to try something new, selecting the house special of Continental duck grilled in light spices with peppers and a delicious sweet mild sauce - a gastronomic success. We also ordered the more traditional chicken balti, which we concluded was just as impressive. The Viceroy is managing to offer diners something unique; its survival of over two decades is no fluke - what a great local find.