Food and drink
Tandoori, Mughal and Bengali dishes vary from curries of all strengths, to signature dishes like jaflang chicken from Bangladesh and tandoori or vegetarian specialities. Plenty of sides (bajhee specialities) to choose from as well as a good range of alcohol to wash it all down.
I love the custardy korma, bagun bharta (mashed and spiced baked aubergine) and the sunshine-sweet peshwari nan. My friends go nuts for the biryani rice dishes with sides of veggie curry.
Rajpoot is split into several different dining rooms down in the cellar of a listed building. My favourite is ‘Old India’ – a cavernous richly decorated room with booth seating. Sumptuous India Cottage is ideal for parties as it’s an intimate space with comfy sofa seating. Jonaki, the new extension, features Mughal murals and mosaics.
From the turbaned man standing at the top of the steps who opens the door, to the barman that offers you Bombay mix with your drinks, to the friendly guy that takes your coat and the attentive waiters, service is of a very high standard. Phone up to pre-order food half an hour ahead as part of their Business Lunch service.
Just over Pulteney Bridge, towards Great Pulteney Street.
Between Monday and Friday noon-2pm there is a three-course set menu available for £8.25. At dinner starters cost from £3.35 and curries are from £8.95. Buy a Bath Visitor Card from the tourist office near the Abbey (£3) to get discounts here.
Tables to book
Ask for a table in Old India for an authentic Rajpoot experience.
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