“ Indian. 26 Monkgate, York , YO3 7PF. Tel: +44 (0)1904 622370. „
I wouldl like to tell you about The Viceroy of india one of Yorks excellent Indian restaurants, and in my opinion the finest in the world. The Viceroy is situated in monkgate, close to the city walls. It is a spacious restaurant with a good amount of tables but not so many as to spoil the friendly atmosphere. It is part of the Jinnah chain of restaurants, which are situated in and around york. Weekdays are quietest but always with a steady trade, weekends are busier but they will always fit you in, and there is a comfortable waiting area with setees so you can have a drink until your table is ready! the staff are friendly and are always willing to offer help with anything you are unsure of on the menu. The food is superb with all the old favourites, including Britains best seller chicken tikka massala. I can particularly recommend the chicken rogan josh and the king prawn bhuna! There are also a selection of "chefs specials" mainly from Pakistan, Bangladesh and a couple from Afghanistan. Some of the specials are actually only available from The Viceroy and are well worth a try! All portion are very generous (only order chicken shaslik if you are extremely hungry!!!) The starters are very tasty as are the supporting side dishes, rice,naan and other breads. Starters are priced upto £4 and main courses upto £9. Vegetarian dishes are available as are some English meals (the chips are really good!) When you have finished your meal there are aselection of desserts, which although sound very nice I ca'nt comment on as I have never had room to fit one in!!! But the Irish coffees are legendary! The Viceroy is fully licensed with draught bitter and lager (including Indian lager), bottled beers and most popular spirits available. The wine list has a good range of red and white wines and two different champagnes. Wine is also available by the glass. A full takeaway service is on offer if you do'nt fancy eating in, (and you can have a drink while you wait for your meal!) I hope that anyone who visits The Viceroy of India onmy recommendation, enjoys it there as much as I do1 I look forward to reading any comments!