I found out about Patiala House Indian Cuisine about a month ago. Jarrod was going out to a party and I was looking up places on EatNow (which I think I’m now a bit addicted to – all food places should have some sort of online presence! And if I can order online all the better) that would feed me. Patiala House Indian Cuisine was listed as new and the reviews were quite positive so I decided to give it a go. Since then I have been back 3 times, twice as takeaway and once dine in.
The service has always been very friendly, with the staff recognising me and remembering my name after my second visit. I thought that was a bit amazing considering that up until that point all I’d ever ordered was half a tandoori chicken and some garlic naan on each visit.
Last night Jarrod and I decided to get some takeaway and because of how easy it is to order and the tastiness of the food we decided to choose Patiala House. This is the first time I’ve reviewed a place on their takeaway and taken photos from my couch. Let me know if you’d like to see more takeaway options reviewed.
Our meal for the evening consisted of 1/2 tandoori chicken (which comes with salad), mild butter chicken, 1 serve of garlic naan and 2 serves of rice (only 1 shown) which in total came to $41.10. If your order is over $40 you can also opt to pay an additional $4 and get your food delivered! Currently they have 10% off cash takeaway orders from Monday – Thursday so it’s a good time to give them a try.
I’ve mentioned before that Jarrod and I are spice wusses and this time was no different so we stuck to the safe option, butter chicken. While it is mild, it still is a bit spicy but not overwhelmingly so. You definitely won’t finish this with sweat dripping down your brow. The butter chicken has a decent amount of big chunks of chicken which are tender and tasty, as well as lots of sauce. It is nice and thick and absorbs well into the rice. The thing I enjoy most about this meal is that it focuses on the chicken and the sauce, there is no filler vegetable to get in the way. We made sure to get every last bit!
This is what I keep coming back to. On that first night in early December I had never eaten tandoori chicken like this. It was always mixed into something or on a pizza so I was interested to see what I would get. The tandoori chicken is cut into easy to eat pieces and in the half chicken you get 4 pieces. You can also get a full chicken. It tasted better than I could ever imagine. I love the charred bits and the slight spice without being too much for me to handle. Every time I have ordered this I have devoured it all (although I did have to share this time) regardless of how full I was getting. It was too hard to put down.
You also receive a salad when you order the tandoori chicken but I have to admit, I have never eaten it. In future I should let them know I don’t need it. It is a nicely made salad, comes with a dressing and a wedge of lemon but unfortunately I’m not the biggest fan of many of the ingredients (which says more about me than the salad).
As part of our meal we also bought a few serves of rice and some garlic naan. The rice was more than enough for both of us and was well cooked. The naan tastes good but it doesn’t travel the best in a foil lined bag and gets a little soggy and chewy but is very nice to eat if you’re dining in and can have it fresh.
Although I haven’t eaten too much Indian food in my time I have enjoyed the food and the service I have received from Patiala House. I hope they get more popular and do well for themselves.