Chronicle - 5 Star Review!
MY nephew and his new wife had just returned from their honeymoon and were staying a couple of nights at ours.
Having enjoyed their wedding so much we wanted to give them a good night out to end their time away together.
Obviously Newcastle is awash with good restaurants and we were pretty spoilt for choice.
But I had been recommended Rani - to which neither Fusspot nor I had been before - and we decided to throw caution to the wind and give it a go.
What a find!
The name Rani translates to Queen, and the restaurant was named after the street it is on - Queen Street.
" Newcastle quayside may be awash with cheap curry houses catering to the happy hour crowd, but one eatery that foregoes such gimmicks whilst still offering a quick and affordable meal is Rani, situated on the corner of Sandhill and Queen Street.
With a décor that's suitably grand whilst remaining light and airy with its high ceilings and white walls, the restaurant offers a first class dining experience without that all too common feeling of being imposed upon.
If you're dining with a companion - or if you have a particularly large appetite - the mixed platter (£7.90) is ideal as a starter, offering a selection of mini bhaji's, mixed kebab, desi tikka and lightly spiced prawns with puree. Also recommended is the Machli Masalla (£5.90) featuring fresh strips of Bangladeshi fish marinated in spices... "