Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Rajput 8

I used to live near this restaurant and was a regular visitor. So it was interesting to go back after a gap of about 15 years. Not much has changed — the place looks much the same; the manager recognised me and I recognised him!

And the place still does what it always did – ofer a mainstream Indian restaurant menu with few gimmicks. After poppadoms accompanied by a generous and varied spice tray, we started with Paneer Tikka, Onion Bhajis and the Tandoori Mixed Grill (my usual). All fine and tasty.

For the main I went for the Chicken Vindaloo, while others at the table had Haryali Chicken (made with spinach, mint and coriander) and Lamb Dansak. All were very good, and the Vindaloo was suitably hot (and only padded out with one potato!).

I notice on their website that their menu has not been updated for four years. But this simply disproves the saying that ”change is good”. Consistent and reliable, the Rajput is a safe bet.