Located in the village of Abbots Bromley, half an hour’s scenic drive from Stafford, lies the exquisite Royal Ruchi. The Indian restaurant’s passionate owners aim to deliver a truly majestic, full-flavoured and colourful Indian dining experience to their guests.
The restaurant is lovingly decorated with an enchanting blend of English and Indian heritage. Exposed wooden beams and colonial-period patterned wall paper is juxtaposed with stunning 18th and 19th century Indian artefacts fit for a Maharaja's abode, such as embroidered cushions and hanging lanterns. Food is served on grandiose gold and copper thali plates, and majestic bronze elephants warm themselves next to a quaint English fireplace.
The head chef and his dedicated team work hard to set their offering apart from other Indian restaurants. They create a beautifully presented, diverse selection of Indian and Bangladeshi dishes, some of which are completely unique to Royal Ruchi. Since every ingredient is sourced locally and the dishes are cooked fresh to order, Royal Ruchi’s food is completely free from additives and preservatives.
To start, diners can opt for the popular seekh kebab: skewered lamb mince infused with coriander, ginger and garlic. There are also juicy tandoori king prawns, exquisite honey glazed duck, and stuffed red peppers.
Those who love the spice will be spoiled for choice by the main courses. Favourites include their madras, and the spicy Assamese chicken jalfrezi, cooked with ginger, green chillies and whole black cumin. But if you prefer your curries a little milder, Royal Rushi also offers a superb range of kormas and passandas, as well as their remarkable Dhansak: a sweet and sour curry made with lentils, pineapple, herbs and spices, guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling.
For a truly memorable experience, guests are encouraged to sample one of the excellent Royal Ruchi specials. There’s the exotic Jhinga Zafroni: jumbo tiger prawns simmered in the chef’s secret recipe, which can be accompanied with their distinctly zingy lemon fried rice. For seafood fans, there’s the Bangladeshi dish of Talaphia: a fresh fish fillet in aromatic homemade sauce. There’s even an Indonesian curry on the menu in the form of the fragrant Rendang, flavoured with lemongrass, ginger and spices.
With a well-stocked bar, a beautifully authentic vegetarian menu and even a private room with its own butler available, there’s something to satisfy even the most refined of tastes at Royal Ruchi.
Please Note: this 2 for 1 offer is only applicable to Royal Ruchi's dine in, à la carte food menu, and drinks are not included.