I have to admit that I’m a something of a curry fiend – on many a Saturday night I can be found in one of the Norwich’s many curry houses eating myself stupid.
That’s why I headed to Roti a couple of weeks ago. It serves both Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine, so it has a few different dishes available, which is why I wanted to give it a try.
My initial impression was that Roti isn’t at all like a traditional curry house – all flocked wallpaper and darkness – it’s tastefully decorated in black and red, with ambient lighting, so you can see what you’re eating and who you’re talking to.
I tried the Papaya Chicken, because it sounded rather exotic and I was pleased that I did; it had large chunks of juicy papaya stewed in the a spicy (but not hot) curry sauce, with moist and tasty chicken. I had it with Bombay Aloo (potatoes) and a garlic naan, which was delicious.
All of the food is rather reasonably priced too, so although we ate a huge amount and spent the best part of the evening in there, we didn’t feel like we’d been extravagant.
If you’re thinking of heading to Roti, I would recommend booking in advance because it gets very busy.
Directions to Roti
Roti is located on Queen Street in Norwich, near to Sainsbury’s petrol station.