Crewe Toll Curry Tasters Restaurant Review : "Ronaq"

10 Craigleith Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 2DP, 0131 332 3362 www

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Average from 6 reviews
overall
 3.9
with an average price of £24.17
pre-starters
 3.6
starters
 4.0
mains
 4.0
sides
 3.7
service
 3.9
atmosphere
 3.5
value for money
 3.9

reviewer Helen Forrester
review date November 2014
pre-starters
 4.0
starters
 4.0
mains
 4.0
sides
 4.0
service
 2.5
atmosphere
 2.0
value for money
 3.5
price £24
comment Popadoms were crisp and not oily.

Black pepper Machli - black pepper not obvious but lightly spiced and tasty. Cooked well - tender and not over done.
Chicken Dopiaza blander than normal.

Tarka Daal - light on the garlic
Channa Bhaji - nothing special

Service marked down as waiters leaned across the table instead of going round. Otherwise attentive. Mistake in the order but it got rectified quickly.

Restaurant more than half full. It was quite noisy.
overall
 3.6

reviewer Keith Horsey
review date October 2014
pre-starters
 3.5
starters
 4.5
mains
 4.5
sides
 4.0
service
 4.0
atmosphere
 3.5
value for money
 4.0
price £24 (including tip)
overall
 4.1

reviewer Jean Houston
review date October 2014
pre-starters
 3.0
starters
 4.5
mains
 4.5
sides
 3.5
service
 4.5
atmosphere
 4.0
value for money
 4.0
price £24 (including tip)
comment Although the poppadoms were fine I was not taken with any of the 4 pickles we had. I see on the menu they had quite a selection of these, but don\'t know if any of the others would have been better.
I did enjoy both the starter and the main course. My starter was Tandoori Mushroom. The first time I have had a dish with paneer, the large mushrom was hidden in the cheese pieces. It was really tasty, quite spicy and a nice portion. Presentation was quite original too.
Main dish was Chersada Balti - marinated slices of chicken with minced lamb. Very tasty and didn\'t hit you with the spicyness, it developed, which is what I like.
The Chana side dish was good, but not special.
The restaurant was very busy, esp for a wednesday, but we were served very promptly.
overall
 4.1

reviewer Gavin Cameron
review date October 2014
pre-starters
 3.5
starters
 3.5
mains
 3.5
sides
 4.0
service
 4.0
atmosphere
 4.0
value for money
 4.0
price £24 (including tip)
comment Popadoms were exceedingly crispy - the crispiest I\\\'ve had for a long time. Onions had a very nice and different to the usual flavour. Lime pickle wasn\\\'t all that sour (good for me, but bad for others), but was rather salty.

Black Pepper Machli (sea bass) itself was very nice - well cooked and a delicate marinade (although not much black pepper flavour). However the mint yoghurt and the olives in the salad garnish really didn\\\'t go with the fish at all.

Garlic Chilli Chicken was very tasty. Lots of big chunks of garlic and onions. I asked for extra green chillies to be added (since I like it hot). A bit disappointing that it only brought the heat up to \\\"gentle tingle\\\" levels - I\\\'d\\\'ve been very disappointed if I\\\'d got it without the extras.

Peshwari and garlic naans very tasty too, as was the tarka dahl (lots of garlic) and the chick pea thing.

Lovely spice aromas coming from the kitchen.

Very attentive service - perhaps they knew that they were being marked ;-) Even hot towels at the end of the meal.

The place was very busy considering it was a Wednesday night. All I can say is forget all of the bad experiences of The Far Pavilions - the only thing this place has in common is the building... the food is way better. I\\\'d happily return (although would like more heat when I say that I like phal hot).
overall
 3.8

reviewer Derek Stronach
review date October 2014
pre-starters
 3.5
starters
 3.5
mains
 5.0
sides
 4.5
service
 4.5
atmosphere
 4.0
value for money
 4.0
price £24 (including tip)
comment The Poppadums were fresh and crispy and the spicy onions were good, but the lime pickle was not sour enough for me and left a salty aftertaste. Not much to say about the mango chutney and the other one - (apart from pretty forgettable!)

Starter of Black Pepper machli (peppered Sea Bass). Despite only being two small portions, the fish was superbly cooked. It didn't come across as having been too spiced, which probably worked in it's favour as it was just the flavour of the fish (and that was excellent). What didn't work with the fish was the accompanying mint yoghurt dip, the flavours of both definitely don't go together in my mind.
Overall whilst it was very enjoyable, I was a tad disappointed with the portion size and flavour combination with the mint yoghurt dip.

Main of Lamb Jalfrezi was spot on. Tasty, spicy, good amount of heat (for me) and the lamb was tender I didn't use a knife!

The two side dishes of chana bhaji and tarkha dahl were both of a very high standard.

Service was very attentive although one mistake was made when an incorrect main was brought out. An apology was immediately offered though and the correct dish brought out shortly after. All finished by just after 9 in a very busy and bustling restaurant.

Clearly getting a lot of things right on this evidence.
overall
 4.2

reviewer Mary Gibson
review date May 2014
pre-starters
 4.0
starters
 4.0
mains
 2.5
sides
 2.0
service
 4.0
atmosphere
 3.5
value for money
 4.0
price £25.00 (including tip)
comment This new restaurant has replaced the old Far Pavilions restaurant. It has been completely redone inside and is a vast improvement. It is light, modern and very pleasant. It was a Friday night and it was very busy.
They do not have a licence to sell alcohol, however they do operate a BYOB policy - and it's handy for Waitrose if you forget ;-)

Poppadoms were fresh and crispy, pickle tray had onions, mango chutney, lime pickle and some yoghurty thing.

My starter was Black Pepper Machli, which was sea bass cooked with peppers, onions and black pepper. There didn't seem to be much black pepper on it (maybe it got scraped off with the coriander when it had to be sent back!) but the fish itself was nicely cooked and the dish was quite flavourful.

For main, I had the Chilli Garlic Chicken Balti. This also arrived full of coriander - as did the sides of Aloo Gobi and Tarka Dahl(!). I ate a bit around the coriander, but it wasn't all that flavoursome. In fact, it was quite bland and a bit watery. As was the Aloo Gobi. The Tarka Dahl was of a nice consistency, but really lacked in flavour too. And who puts coriander in Tarka Dahl????

The waiters were pretty good, and there were plenty on for the number of people in, however as my dining partner commented "there are lots of waiters running around doing orders and drinks but not much food coming out of the kitchen". Our waiter did write no coriander on our order - the screw up was apparently in the kitchen. The head waiter dude came afterwards and apologised profusely and said they were having "kitchen issues" as it wasn't the usual chef on. He didn't charge for my main course or for our drinks refills which was nice.

Bottom line, I will go back and give it another go - hopefully when the usual chef is on - and maybe when it's a little quieter.
overall
 3.4

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