Radohny in Lostock Hall has been building steam recently. Although such things are the topic of extensive debate, previously there was only one choice for us and that was Titash Tandoori (Bamber Bridge). There’s one pretty big reason for that which I’ll go into later.Advertisement
A move from Bamber Bridge to somewhere halfway between Lostock Hall and Penwortham meant it was time to find somewhere new and Radohny came heavily recommended.
In terms of value, it’s pretty much impossible to knock it. That £15 is for two curries, one starter, some chapattis and a portion of rice (one came with, one did not).
Previous experience with delivery shows it to be not quite worth the trouble at peak times so we arrange collection. Thirty minutes is predicted but it’s an hour before my Dad gets back with the curry (and by that time, I’ve done half my Mum’s pizza).
It’s a problem because nobody wants to be sat waiting in a curry house, but at least the food is still piping. I’m reliably informed the place was rammed and they may have become a victim of their own success to some extent.
So the reason for that Titash obsession previously was the Chilli Chicken. It remains the best starter I’ve ever eaten. I know someone who actually got vouchers for the dish for Christmas. That’s how good it is.
Radohny have Chilli Chicken Tikka on their menu, which also comes in a puri. It’s not the same but it’s delicious. It’s a thicker puri and the tomato is a lot more substantial than the chilli.
The main I ordered was the Chicken Tikka Naga with a mushroom rice. The mushroom rice doesn’t fall into the trap of the mushrooms feeling a little bit synthetic. The Naga has that characteristic taste but lacks the heat you might expect when you order the dish. It might be worth requesting it hotter, although that’s always risky business.
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My Dad ordered a Chicken Tikka Biryani and added a phaal sauce with that as he always does. I tried a little and the trend repeated, the sauce was a little lacking but it remained incredibly tasty and moreish.
There was a lot of food here, but it was just as good in the morning. Nobody was too concerned about any leftover pizza.
Really, there’s few Indian takeaways that can compete with Radohny. If they can get the flaws in their service right, they’ll quickly become unparalleled (though I still can’t decide between here and Titash).
Collection time: 1 hour – 3/10
Price: £15.30 – 9/10
Food quality: – 8/10
Warmth: – 9/10
Taste: – 8/10
Bonus/Extras: Poppadoms, dips and bhajis – 8/10
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