There is a spectacular array of dishes on offer, all produced with regional, market-fresh produce and presented with elegance and sophistication. The fusion of spices and sauces will give your tastebuds a sensation like no other Indian cuisine you may have tasted before. Fresh and bursting with flavours, the appetisers range from onion bhaji to stir-fried mixed seafood. A house recommendation is the platter for two, which harbours a selection of local delights including chicken tikka, lamp chops, salmon tikka and aloo Brie tikka served with tamarind and mint sauce.
As for the main course, the menu is sub-divided into kebab and dosa; a selection from the sea; signature dishes; and classical favourites - so there's something for everyone. If you're feeling particularly adventurous and want to break away from the habit of playing it safe with a chicken korma (although this dish in itself is far from ordinary), then try the chicken lababdar, the duck lakhnabi or a chennai fish curry. All dishes are made from a unique recipe collection which has been handed down for generations within this family-run business.
You won't be disappointed with the dessert menu either. A must-try is the mango creme roulette: a light, sweet and fruity sensation, which explodes with flavour and added zing. If nothing else, this will make your finedining experience one to remember. There is also an extensive wine list - the South African chenin blanc is great with the seafood dishes.
Viceroy II has been rewarded for its inventiveness in Indian cooking at the British Curry Awards several times - and with good reason. The menu is affordable, the service impeccable. All you need to do now is try it for yourself.