- Restaurant: Red Fort
- Cuisine: Indian, Mughal Court
- Location: Soho, London
- Cost: £160 for 2 (including *nice* wine and we ordered waaay too much)
- Head chef: Azadur Rahman
- Value for money: 7.5/10
- Service: 8.5/10
- Ambiance: 7/10
- Food: 8.5/10
- Jelly Good Food Rating: 7.5/10
Our main complaint is that none of the dishes were really spicy, even ones that promised spice in the menue, all plates were quite mild. Aside from that, the dishes were well executed and high quality ingredients evident.
The lamb meat was superb which we expect from this level of restaurant in any case and which is a great thing because normally we’d be too scared to order lamb dishes fear of getting poor quality tough lamb chunks.
HYDERABADI BHUNA GOSHT – the veg dumplings were probably the lowlight – just seemed like vegetable mush, with no spice or character. Also, not too sure about our dessert the GULAB JAMUN just seemed kind of bland and soggy.
The marinated Monkfish starter was the highlight of the meal – delicious.
Another point worth mentioning is the Chai Latte – don’t skimp on this one and make sure you try it – this was a real treat – serious flavour, I have never had a Chai Latte that was so intense before – this one Jelly recommends.
Overall this is a serious Indian restaurant that knows what its doing and the experience of high-end Indian food is refreshing and enjoyable – not so many indian places get Michelin level accolades. However in Jelly’s opinion Red Fort dishes need to be bolder and braver to really capture the imagination.