The Regency club is an award wining bar and grill situated in North West London just minutes walk away from Queensbury Station. Once entering Regency you do get the ‘old man’ pub feel (no offence), but it has a very friendly atmosphere, staff and owner a-like are lovely. We arrived on a Sunday around 5 pm for a birthday dinner (party of 6), we were immediately seated to our booth and were lucky that we didn’t have to wait for a table, usually there are very busy and don’t take reservations. After being seated we were given our menus, I loved the quote inside: “Jalso Hawe Awse” meaning the ‘fun begins’.
From the starter menu we ordered Chilli Garlic Mushrooms, Chicken Wings, Chilli Paneer, Chilli Garlic Mogo (cassava) a Mixed Grill which consisted of Lamb Kebabs, Chicken Tikka and Lamb Pieces, with Garlic Naan to accompany it all. The starter prices range from £2.35 to £15.95 with a wide range of choice for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
We didn’t have to wait long for our starters to arrive and as soon as they did we all dug in. The lamb pieces were soft and tender, the lamb kebabs tasted delicious, the chilli garlic mogo although dry had a great taste and could always be dipped into the Regency sauce that is provided. Being a huge fan of garlic and chillies the mushrooms dish was lush; I could have easily just eaten the cooked garlic on its own.
Another great part of the Regency experience is the staff, they are very efficient our starter plates and cutlery were cleaned and we were given a fresh new set for our mains. After another look at the menu, we decided to choose just a few dishes for our mains. Again a great variety for vegetarians and non vegetarians with prices ranging from £5.50 to £7.75, Karahi Methi Chicken (spinach chicken), Makai Masala (sweet corn), Keema Rice served with eggs and accompanied with a complimentary Raita were the chosen dishes.
Again all the main dishes went down a treat, the methi chicken melted in the mouth and the keema rice although not on the menu is definitely a dish to ask for. We were also given complimentary desserts of Mango Kulfi and Rasamala (all dessert prices £2.25).
Regency never disappoints, if you’re after that authentic Indian taste with a friendly atmosphere then go today, I know for sure I won’t leave it too long for my next visit.
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