Situated at Commonside in the suburb of Walkley, Rajput is great if you live in the neighbouring areas and don’t want to travel for great food. Close to Crook’s Valley Park, it’s a nice place to eat after you’ve been out on a sunny day, before grabbing a cocktail at Dam House Bar. This restaurant isn’t far from Sheffield University, so is also a nice place for students to treat themselves and get away from the usual student restaurants.
Since opening its doors in 1985, Rajput has served authentic food. 2008 saw the opening of their larger restaurant, seating 46, with modern interiors. From the outside, the blue sign draws you in and once inside fresh white walls are complemented by dark red seating and glowing blue lights. This contemporary décor makes this restaurant a great place to dine with friends or visit for a business meal if you’re in the area. Eye catching patterned prints line the wall and remind you that amongst this modern décor is authentic Indian cuisine.
Rajput are accommodating to all, willing to create any curry you wish, even if it’s not on the menu. The bring your own alcohol rule allows you to bring your own choice of drink to enjoy with your perfectly tailored meal. The menu itself is vast and varied, with traditional samosas as an option for your starter alongside Chana Puree, a unique chickpea dish on thin fried bread. Main meals range from seafood to traditional curries alongside a huge choice of vegetarian dishes. If you’re after something spicy, taste the Fish Jalfrezi and if you’re after something mild and light a vegetable Bhuna will be more up your street. Special Tikka dishes served with a range of sauces offer plenty of choice and allow the option for something a little different.
If you’re near the Walkley area, Rajput in Sheffield is ideal if you’re looking for somewhere local to stop by with a group of friends and enjoy a drink of your choice. If you work nearby, it’s also a nice stop for a business lunch.