The Rajah

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 5 reviews )

2 Post Office Ave, Inverness (at Church St and Strothers Ln), Inverness, Scotland, IV1 1DN

Serves meat, vegan options available. Large Indian restaurant with nice ambiance. The menu has a vegetarian section. NOTE: not suitable for vegans. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 3:00pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Indian, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by sherill

Perfect Indian vegan meal, love it! - Edit

Really good Indian food, super nice staff, a lot of vegan options! Love it

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Insulting service - Edit

I visited here in August and I'm sure I meant to contact Happy Cow months ago to questions where it was appropriate to keep this restaurant listed.

I think I'm being conscientious when I check places are still open and bookmark them... *How about you read the reviews?*. It was only as I entered that I saw the three reviews on here were from 2008, 2009, and 2012.

I thought I'd start with asking if the vegetable pakora was ok for vegans... she looks at me and shakes her head "No.." Me: "Does it have milk...egg...?" "Yes". "What about the samosa or onion bhaji?" Again she kind of grimaced and shook her head.

Then we went to the mains. Tarka Daal? No, it has cream/ghee, I can't remember which. Well, of course it does. Then we were told that that type of food isn't what they do - "because it doesnt taste as nice that way" - and Indian Ocean around the corner was better for vegetarians. Good to know when we were already sitting with two pints. Basically, some Indian restaurants cook fresh to order, but I got the feeling these guys want to cook fast, serve fast, and get their tables back for the next round of paying customers. Faffing about with replacing ghee with a veg oil won't fly.

So, we were told any veg curries except the daal were ok, so we enquired about another two and were told they weren't suitable either. Some dishes clearly said they were cooked with butter, cream or ghee, but others didn't but they were, too. We went with a potato curry and a cauliflower curry which were listed as vegetable sides but we asked for them as mains. At this point she said we could have most of the chefs main curries with vegetables but I like potatoes and I like cauliflower and couldn't be bothered with the vagueness of "vegetables" and potentially having to dissect it for chunks of mushrooms - the only vegetable I don't like.

Food came in less than 10 minutes. The chapattis were lovely. Curries were fine. When the bill came it was around £9.50/£9.95 for each main when the veggie chefs mains were £8.95 so I'm sure the prices were bumped up, possibly as minimum spend per person on food was £12.95. The staff whom we didn't need to engage with in as much dialogue were friendly and prompt and the food we ended up with satisfactory but was regardless a disappointing experience overall.

Pros: The chapattis, None, None

Cons: Very insulting server and disinterested, Minimum spend per person on food, Menu confusing and not that much for vegans

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Good indian food, vegan options - Edit

They have several vegetarian dishes on their menu, some of which can be made vegan. I liked the food.

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Good food and selection - Edit

The Rajah has good food and a nice atmosphere. Staff is attentive and helpful if you tell them you are vegetarian or vegan. They will make suggestions and recommendations as to what you can have with your dietary restrictions. My husband and I enjoyed eating there when we were visiting Inverness a couple years back and would go again if we return to the area.

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Nice place to eat - Edit

I visited this place while attending a wedding at the weekend. Once the waiter knew we were vegan then he pointed out all the options available to us. The food itself was very tasty and good size portions and the price was fair for the food we got. Worth a visit and make sure you tell them you are vegan (if this applies) as they can prepare certain dished with out ghee.

Pros: Tasty, Fair selection

Cons: Not 100% veggie

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