Voice’s Restaurant of the Month is the Red Fort of Caerleon, a prestigious new curry house offering fine dining alternative.

The Red Fort Restaurant takes its name from the Red Fort in Delhi, India, a United Nations World Heritage Site. The Red Fort was constructed in 1639 under the rule of Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan, the builder of the world-famous Taj Mahal, as the Royal residence in the capital of the Mogul Empire.

Owner Faisal officially opened the doors to his newest restaurant last month and has had rave reviews from customers for its authentic tasting Indian food.

“The aim is to give our diners the opportunity to sample a true taste of Indian cuisine,” Faisal told Voice.

“All dishes are hand-crafted by our experienced chefs, bringing together traditional flavours, while catering to the tastes of the modern world. We offer an extensive à la carte menu that has been made with the very best, high-quality, locally sourced Welsh ingredients.

“Creating the menu was no easy task, as we didn’t want to be ‘just another curry house’. Our specialist chef has more than 25 years’ experience working in some of the finest restaurants in the country, utilising his expert knowledge to create a menu that’s new and refreshing.

“The feedback so far has been fantastic. On behalf of my staff and I, we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us, especially the residents of Caerleon who have made us feel at home.”

Options on the à la carte menu include a choice of Red Fort Specialities, such as the lamb shank – locally-sourced lamb marinated for 24 hours in the head chef’s blend of herbs and spices.

It is cooked in a thick, medium Bhuna style sauce served with Basmati rice – an incredibly popular option with its regulars, priced at £19.95 per person.

When Voice visited recently, owner Faisal had the chefs prepare two dishes for us to photograph – a Red Fort Special Tower consisting of Tandoori king prawns, lamb chops and garlic mushrooms as an appetiser to share for £18.95, and a Red Fort Chicken Biryani – a traditional dish stir fried with basmati rice and spices accompanied with vegetable curry, Raitha and chutney for £16.95.

Faisal has spared no expensive in transforming the venue into a modern and stylish restaurant, where you can dine in luxury surrounded by Indian nostalgia.

You can comfortably relax in the lounge with a glass of chilled wine from its collection of specialist drinks, spirits, and lagers, which are readily available from the bar. Once your table is ready, the friendly waiter staff will lead you to your table.

As well as offering a sublime à la carte menu, The Red Fort additionally offers a take-away service too, with more traditional options and usual favourites on the menu. For the time being, it’s collection only, but owner Faisal is hoping to make deliveries in the not too distant future.

So, why not treat the family to an authentic and traditional Indian meal this May, where you’re cordially invited to dine at this pleasant restaurant with its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The team at the Red Fort prides themselves on customer service, and you’re always greeted with a friendly and welcoming smile.

If you haven’t already paid them a visit, why not do so today? Be it a romantic meal, a family celebration, or a business meeting – to make table reservations, simply give them a call.

Don’t forget, if you’re not in the mood to dine in the restaurant you can still sample its delicious homemade Indian dishes at home via the take-away service. Pop in and pick up a menu today.

2 Cross Street, Caerleon, NP18 1AF


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