Not many people will associate the Pride-inn hotel located in Westlands with a hearty and fulfilling session of mouth-watering cuisine. The establishment is popularly known for their ‘’all in one’’ conferencing facilities and top-notch catering services. Yet there exists a branch of their restaurants that are slowly becoming the hub of a multi cultural cuisine melting point- one that deserves to be experienced and enjoyed.
The Royal Kitchen and Multi cuisine restaurants located both at Westlands and Rhapta road are the best places to experience a little bit of everything all at one go. On a recent visit to the Westlands road branch, I’m happy to say that I was not disappointed. The waiters, eager to assist, quickly showed us our table and at once we were settled and ready to order. We opted to sit outside and enjoy the breezy afternoon atmosphere as we perused through the gigantic menu that consisted of a combination of Chinese, Continental, Indian and Barbecue selections.
It was not an easy task settling on one dish, as almost 400 of them on the menu were equally enticing. A great tip would be to have a dish in mind beforehand to avoid getting confused in the process. We decided to stick with Indian after finding out it was one of the favourites with the patrons who frequented the premises.
To start us off, we were given a choice of freshly squeezed juices to have and I highly recommend the Tree Tomato and Tangerine juice among other tempting options. Their juices are absolutely refreshing and the best option for all the health enthusiasts.
For starters, sample the Tandoori Mushroom made up of fresh mushrooms marinated with onions and capsicum and roasted in tandoor. A delicious meal spiced to your specification, it is a suitable pick for non-vegetarians and vegetarians as well. The Tandoori Tiger Prawns specially picked and cooked in the chef’s special tandoor masala is a must try as well.
Vegetarians might also like to sample the Malai Kofta, which is a delicious dish of stuffed potatoes with dry fruits cooked in cashew nuts in a creamy sauce. The food is brought simmering hot and maintained that way by a rechaud, which is technically a warming unit, placed strategically on the table. For the mains, there is a wide selection of fish, chicken and mutton dishes all made to your requirement and equally mouth-watering.
As much as we would have loved to sample bit of everything from the menu, Royal Kitchen is definitely a place you can go back for more. The food and the ambiance are relaxing and for the quality, the prices are easy on the wallet. An average cost of 1,500Kshs is all you will spend for the whole experience. What’s more, they are introducing a Teahouse in their premises that will cater to all tea and coffee lovers. So you can pop in for a small one with a friend as you catch up with a cuppa. Signature cakes specially prepared by the chef as also are available on request for events, parties and special orders.
For online booking please log onto www.eatout.co.ke/royalkitchenwestlands