Royal Spice, Settle

Another quick takeaway review. Ironically, the usual reason for opting to take away doesn’t apply to the Royal Spice. We usually take away so that we can enjoy a decent drink with curry – a super-hoppy IPA for me and a decent cider for Mrs MOFAD. No gassy lagers required.

The Royal Spice doesn’t have an alcohol licence, so you can bring your own, from some of the shops in town (the Co-Op is just 10 yards over the road), or from the Talbot Arms just 50 yards away (they will pull any of their ales into 2 pint takeaway cartons, which is perfect!)

Mrs MOFAD had a delicious butter chicken dish, so often much maligned because it is done so badly. This one was very nice.

For me it was chicken jalfong, which I understand to be a dish of Bangladeshi origin. It’s a new one for me, and I like to explore new dishes. This was very tasty, a good hint of chilli and lime, although not enough lime for my liking. I like a lot of lime. If there is a curry with lime I’ll often give it a go. Good naan breads to accompany the curries.

This was accompanied by Otherside IPA from York brewery, winnings from the pub quiz earlier in the week. It is not an IPA. It’s a reasonably tasty ale, but does not have the huge hop hit that I want with my curry.

Great curries from the Royal Spice (although the sign outside now just says R Spice). Reccomended!