Just a quick update: we are nearing the end of our 2 week trip. I will try to do a solid trip report when i get back, but i wanted to vent a bit about Moti Mahal.
First we had soso meal at rajpoot in Bath, not bad but my lamb gosht was extremely hot though gf did love her chicken tikka masala. The chutneys were all old and salty, and in general things were bland outside of my mouth burning gosht.
Next we had what i consider to be my favorite indian meal ever at husseins in stratford upon avon. Again gf had chicken tikka masala but this time her mouth dropped as the flavors amazed her. My lamb korma as well was glorious and had a completely different and much better collection of flavors when compared to anything ive had in america, and the meal on a whole was far better then at rajpoots.
Tonight we went to moti mahal. I and the gf both regret it greatly. To start, we were sat at the very last table on the bottom floor no more than 3 feet from the bathroom door. The service was cold and i had a hard time understanding the russian accent. The food was bland and the chicken my gf had was all fatty cheap thigh meat. The chefs choice naan were just plain naan. Te rice was aromatic but aside from that nothing we had tonight was anywhere near as good as our dinner at husseins. None of this would be a big deal if it hadnt cost 4 times what husseins did. To give it another slant. We spent about 25 more pounds on our meal at roganic AND THAT WAS THE BEST MEAL I HAVE EVER HAD, and it included an extra course and 2 excellent and expensive alcoholic beverages.
I have no problem spending money, if a meal is worth it. Moti mahal was a huge letdown. I wouldnt even have minded if it was at least great service or one dish stood out. Thank jeebus we still have the ledbury to look forward to.