The Rajpoot Bath: Bath’s best Indian restaurant
We have visited the beautiful city of Bath a couple of times before, staying at the luxurious Bath Spa Hotel and also frequenting the Christmas Market. While many choose to go to Bath to admire the stunning architecture, learn about its history, or indulge in a romantic weekend away, we have discovered another draw to the city.
During our most recent trip we popped into the Rajpoot Bath, which has been the connoisseur’s choice for Indian dining in the West Country for a number of decades. It has a reputation as being one of Bath’s best restaurants and leads the way when it comes to Indian cuisine in the area.
Having enjoyed some of London’s best Indian restaurants, some of which are Michelin-starred, we are relatively picky when it comes to curry evenings. However, the Rajpoot Bath proved particularly impressive and it was no surprise to hear that it has received many awards.
Located underground near Bath’s stunning Pulteney Bridge, the entwining caves at the Rajpoot Bath create a welcoming ambiance and give all guests a great amount of privacy, without compromising on atmosphere. The layout works well for those seeking a romantic evening out or a friendly feast after watching Bath Rugby play a match (their stadium is just down the road).
The menu presents diners with all of the traditional Indian dishes, including korma, tikka masala and rogan josh. The ‘Rajpoot Feast’ and ‘Vegetarian Delight’ are among chef specialities. One highlight that is essential to sample for those who like spicy flavours is the ‘Chilli Garlic’ dish. This uses the owner’s own recipe and it is served with either chicken on lamb. Fresh and pleasantly hot, it is packed with herbs and green chillies.
The side dishes are excellent and there is an impressive bhajhee selection, with the onion bhajhee notable and the mushroom and gently spiced aubergine option also worth a try.
Indian larger seemed the most popular choice of beverage with guests but the Rajpoot Bath also has a wine list. It features the likes of Puligny-Montrachet, Marie Louis Parisot, which is one of our favourites, as well as Satenay, Louis Jadot. Moet is the house pour, with Dom Perignon also available.
Visit the Rajpoot Bath website at http://www.rajpoot.com/ and book by calling (01225) 466833 or 464758.