Alraj



199 Carr House Road, Doncaster

Visited: Sunday, May 13, 2001, 7.00 pm

Review by Phil Coates

Category Marks
Food 6/10
Service 7/10
Value 3/10

This small plush restaurant, located in one of the poorest districts of Doncaster, serves some of the most expensive Indian food I have come across. Is there any wonder, then, that we were the only customers in there? Expensive it may be, fresh it was not - as I suspect the majority of the meal came out of the freezer, backed up by ready-mixed sauces. As ready-meals go (ignoring the after-effects for a moment) it didn't taste bad - in fact my dining companions raved about some of it. I remain to be convinced.

Being a bit desperate, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. But how quickly does friendliness turn to arrogance or even thinly-disguised hostility in establishments like this if they start to enjoy some success. Scores 8 on the SYIRometer.

Dish Price (£) Marks Consumer
chicken jarra 5.85 7/10 Jeff D/Phil C
chicken pallak 5.50 7/10 CL
vegetable kufta 4.20 7/10 Phil C
vegetable kufta 4.20 8/10 Jeff D

mixed starter free (priced £2.75), chicken fillet free (priced £2.75), chapatti 70p, plain nan 1.40, roti £1.30.