Birthday blog: Rishi Review

inNorfolk | Birthday blog: Rishi Review
Picture from Rishi’s website

Apologies for the lack of bloggage yesterday – as some of you may be aware, it was my birthday and my OH whisked me away for a short break (more of that tomorrow). I hope you can forgive me.

Just in you can’t, I thought I would try to make it up to you with a blog about my visit to Norwich’s new curry house, Rishi.

Located on Mousehold Lane, just outside Norwich city centre, Rishi occupies what used to be the Duke of Norfolk pub. Although it still looks like a pub from the outside, the inside has been decorated nicely and has interesting paintings over all of the walls. It means there is a great atmosphere and would be perfect for a casual night out with friends.

I think the thing that really stood out for me, even more than the decor, was the service. From the moment you step through the door the staff are very attentive. I especially liked being given time to settle before being asked for a drink order. It’s only a small thing, but other curry houses fall down flat on this.

House specials

According to the menu, one of the house specialities is balti and I can agree that it is. My OH ordered it and caused a high level of food envy; it wasn’t too hot, had a great blend of spices and tons of chicken. My own dish of chicken Ceylon (with chilli and coconut) was delicious, but not as good as the balti.

Not only that, but the portion sizes were excellent and came out in good time. I really can’t fault the food we had at all.

My only beef with the place was the price of the drinks. A pint of draught Cobra is £4.25, which is incredibly steep. I know drink is where they make their money, but that seemed excessive.

However, because the rest of the meal was such good value and the service was excellent, I won’t complain too much!

Rishi is can be found at 26 Mousehold Lane, Norwich and has its own car park.


Hi, I'm Lucy. I've lived in Norfolk since 2001 and in that time I've grown to love this fine county. From the city of Norwich, to the countryside villages and sweeping coastline, there's so much to explore and hope to share my experiences with you here.

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