In West Bridgford, Nottingham, lies a hidden gem that has been captivating the hearts and palates of locals since its opening just three weeks ago. Rawsha, a new addition to the city’s vibrant culinary scene, offers a unique dining experience that combines exquisite flavors, an intimate setting, and fantastic service. Owned by the same team behind Rickshaw Urban Indian Kitchen, Tamasha, and Burg Burgers, Rawsha promises to be a culinary adventure worth embarking on.
As we stepped into Rawsha, we were immediately struck by its intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant’s small size, with three or four booths that can comfortably seat a handful of people and a selection of tables for two, creates an inviting and cozy environment. The beautifully decorated space, adorned with foliage hanging from the ceiling and plush velvet dark green seating, exudes elegance and tranquility.
Our journey at Rawsha began with the Asian king scallops, pan-fried in Masala butter and served on a bed of rice and onion. The scallops were perfectly cooked, tender, and infused with the aromatic spices of the Masala butter. The Bihari lamb boti, marinated in a delicious blend of spices, offered a burst of flavors that left us craving more. The spicy chutney complemented the dish perfectly. These starters set the tone for what was to be a fantastic meal.
A platter to remember
For the main course, we opted for the charcoal platter for two. The platter showcased a mix of succulent lamb chops, malai chicken boti, chicken tikka and huge tiger prawns. Each piece was expertly grilled, resulting in a smoky and tender texture that was simply divine. Served with masala butter, chutney, and a refreshing salad, it was delicious. No Indian meal is complete without naan bread, so we shared a garlic naan.
To conclude our meal, we opted for the pistachio kulfi and Morello cherry noire. The pistachio kulfi, a traditional Indian ice cream, was rich and creamy, with a delightful nutty flavor. I think kulfi is my favourite ever dessert, I adore it. The morello cherry mousse, provided a burst of sweetness and tartness. It was small in stature but big in richness. These desserts were the perfect ending to a brilliant dining experience at Rawsha.
Initially I ordered a watermelon cocktail but the ingredients hadn’t arrived. So instead a lychee martini was ordered, a refreshing and fruity concoction that perfectly balanced the sweetness of lychee with a hint of tartness. The Indian summer cocktail, a blend of rum, cardamom, agave syrup, Prosecco, and champagne foam, was a true masterpiece. My friend commented that it tasted like a mixed fruit yogurt and I completely agree.
Rawsha in West Bridgford, Nottingham, is a hidden gem that promises an unforgettable dining experience. With its intimate and relaxed ambiance, beautifully decorated space, and a fantastic menu, this restaurant is a must-visit for food enthusiasts. Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner for two or a gathering with friends, Rawsha offers a taste of Asia that will leave you craving more.
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*I was invited to Rawsha to try their food to give feedback. As usual this in no way influenced my positive write up, it was just genuinely fantastic!