Yesterday was supposed to be a night of poker, chilli and Wii playing around our house. Unfortunately I left the organisation a bit too late so all the invitees were either busy or feeling ill. Seems to be a lot of that at the moment, but as I felt like crap earlier in the week I guess there is a bug going around.
Anyway, instead we went out for a meal at Raduni Indian Cuisine in Ledbury, which has always looked nice from the outside but always seems to have very few customers in it. Since I couldn’t find any write ups about it on the web, I thought I’d write up our experiences for future references.
We went at about 6:30 last night and there was only one other table occupied. There were several friendly staff though so we were quickly seated and well attended to. We started off with some poppadoms plus accompaniments which were very nice. We ordered the Raduni Special, which I think was a mild dish made up of chicken tikka, lamb tikka, prawns and king prawns cooked in a balti style and a chicken tikka jalfrezi, marked on their menu as a 3 chilli dish (the maximum being 5). We also ordered some saag aloo and veg bhaji as side orders, with a plain naan for me and a mushroom naan for Katie.
The food was really nice when it turned it, which was just after we’d finished our poppadoms. The chicken was lovely and tender, really melt in the mouth stuff. I found the special a bit too tomatoey for my taste, but Katie choose that and it was nice. The Jalfrezi was lovely. After a while it was proving a bit hot even for me, who likes spicy food. I don’t want to think how hot a 5 chilli dish would be! The sides were good, although when I ordered bhaji I did expect some balls like onion bhaji. Naans were really good too!
Including tip, it all came in at Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£60, which isn’t cheap, but nearly a third of that was the bottle of wine I’d ordered before I noticed the “house wines” section. Still, at around Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£20 a head for a main course + side it’s not great value, but the food was excellent so probably did justify the cost, and the staff were very attentive. I would recommend it!