Review on Raval
'A modern Indian that punches way above its weight,' was the Guardian's verdict on Raval, and others have described it as a 'Bollywood stunner' that's 'a trip for the senses'. Located between the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton and world-renowned Sage Gateshead, with panoramic views of the iconic Tyne Bridge, it's an atmospheric, beautifully decorated venue divided into three dining areas each with its own special identity and style.
The menu is a world away from your usual high street curry house, with tandoori starters overshadowed by the likes of lobster and mango salad with coriander dressing or spiced scallops with cherry tomato and ginger salsa. Main courses move quickly from hara murg (chicken with brown onion and tomato sauce, fenugreek and bay spinach leaves) to sea bass dakshini - a South Indian dish with fine coconut, mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Early-evening set menus (till 6.45pm Mon-Fri) are a good way of getting a flavour of the place at easy prices. Adjacent to the main restaurant is a separate lounge - open till late - where you can knock back cocktails and graze on special bar platters.
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card