This is 'The' new Indian restaurant in town, with a mouth-watering menu featuring traditional and contemporary Indian treats, bringing flavours from century’s old classic recipes together with culinary inspiration focused on the fine food dining movement of today.
At the centre of the well balanced menu is traditional cuisine from the notable culinary regions of India, of which Rajkot is one, which explains the name. The brainchild of Saer Zulkarnain, this venue is a high quality celebration of all the wonderful aspects of Indian cuisine, for a remarkably reasonable price.
What I particularly enjoyed about this place, or indeed Palace, is that the staff are really attentative without being at your side through every dish. The food is truly fabulous, the atmosphere is up-market yet relaxed, decor is 'Asian-chic', and the vibe is chilled thanks to a great ambient music selection.
I really loved the Lasuni Jhinga (tiger prawns marinated with yoghurt, ginger-garlic paste, mustard oil and chopped garlic, grilled in tandoor) for 3800 ft, and I may say it's worth going just for that but there is so much to enjoy, as you can see in the photos below which show that, the following, and more:
* KASHMIRI CHICKEN KORMA (Boneless chicken cooked in cashew nut gravy and cheese, with cream, butter and spices) 2500 ft.
* PRAWN BYRIANI (Tiger prawns cooked with byriani rice, onion and tomato gravy, fresh coriander and mint) 3600 ft.
* PISTACHIO KULFI (Delicious home made traditional Indian milk based pistachio ice cream) 1200 ft.
The comfy bar area is well worth a mention given its top notch selection of wines, beers and spirits, which complements a meal here nicely. Located downtown near the river on Nyáry Pál street, its ideal for a stroll afterwards around the historic part of Pest lit with old fashioned streetlights. In case you fancy a refined taste of India in Hungary, then as they say this place / Palace will be right up your street.
Nyáry Pál utca 9.
1056 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36 30 362 0390
Words and photos by Russell Skidmore for XpatLoop.com
After an extensive career in advertising - as an Art Director & Creative Director in London, Paris and Budapest for leading agencies - Russel transferred the skills and knowledge gained to the development of his own successful company covering wedding, event, PR and portrait photography:
- 14 Jun 2018
- Russell Skidmore
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