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Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 12pm – 2pm and 5.30pm - 11pm. Closed Friday lunchtime.

Our Menu

At the Bengal Palace Restaurant we take special pride in offering a fantastic range of contemporary dishes, innovatively designed from authentic ingredients and cooking styles. We hope you will enjoy these exquisite flavours derived from our own exciting recipes based on traditional Bengal cuisine.

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Starters
Mixed Platter £8.95
Tandoori Chicken (quarter) £4.95
Salmon Tikka £7.25
Chicken Tikka £4.95
Lamb Tikka £5.55
Chicken Tikka Puree £6.25
King Prawn Tikka £7.25
King Prawn Puree £7.55
King Prawn Butterfly £6.95
Prawn Puree £6.25
Chana or Vegetable Puree £4.95
Onion Bhajee £4.95
Samosa (meat) £5.10
Samosa (vegetable) £4.95
Sheek Kebab £6.95
Chicken Chat £5.55
Garlic Mushrooms £4.95
Tandoori Dishes

Marinated in olive oil and yogurt sauce with selected exotic herbs, cooked in a clay oven and served with fresh seasonal salad on a sizzler

Tandoori Chicken (half) £9.95
Chicken Tikka £9.95
Lamb Tikka £10.95
Tandoori King Prawn £15.95
Kind Prawn Shashlic £16.95
Tandoor Mixed Grill (with nan) £13.95
Chicken Shashlic £10.95
Panir Tikka (cheese) £8.95
Salmon Tikka £15.95
Balti Dishes

Served with nan

Chicken Tikka £10.95
Lamb Tikka £12.95
Prawn £10.95
King Prawn £15.95
Mixed Vegetable £7.95
Chicken and Prawn £11.95
Chef’s Special £13.95
Pathia Dishes

Cooked with onions and tomatoes in a thick sauce, sweet and sour, a little hot. Served with pilau rice

Chicken £9.95
Lamb £12.95
Prawn £10.95
King Prawn £14.95
Chicken Tikka £10.95
Chicken and Prawn £11.95
Mixed Vegetable £8.95
Dansak Dishes

Very tasty Persian dishes cooked with lentils in a thick sauce, sweet and sour. Served with pilau rice.

Chicken £9.95
Lamb £12.95
Prawn £10.95
King Prawn £14.95
Chicken Tikka £10.95
Chicken and Prawn £11.95
Mixed Vegetable £8.95
Biriany Dishes

Biriany dishes are prepared with basmati rice fried with chicken, meat or prawns, etc (not hot). Served with Vegetable Curry.

Chef’s Special £12.95
Chicken £9.95
Lamb £10.95
Prawn £10.95
King Prawn £14.95
Chicken Tikka £10.25
Chicken and Prawn £11.95
Mixed Vegetable £8.95
Bengal Palace Chef’s Specials

Chef’s specials are all served with pilau rice

Chicken Tikka Masala £12.95
Tandoori Chicken Masala £12.95
Chicken Tikka Chilli Masala £12.95
Chicken Tikka Khandani £12.95
Chicken Tikka Garlic £12.95
Chicken Tikka Pasanda £12.95
Chicken Tikka Karahi £12.95
Chicken Tikka Jalfry £12.95
Chicken Tikka Kaliya £12.95
Butter Tikka Chicken £12.95
Lamb Tikka Masala £14.95
Lamb Tikka Chilli Masala £14.95
Lamb Tikka Khandani £14.95
Lamb Tikka Garlic £14.95
Lamb Tikka Pasanda £14.95
Lamb Tikka Karahi £14.95
Lamb Tikka Jalfry £14.95
Lamb Tikka Kaliya £14.95
Lamb Chop Bhuna (seeing is believing) £15.95
Tandoori King Prawn Masala £15.95
King Prawn Garlic £15.95
King Prawn Pasanda £15.95
King Prawn Karahi £15.95
King Prawn Jalfry £15.95
Salmon Dupiaza £15.95
Salmon Bhuna £15.95
Salmon Masala £15.95
Salmon Jalfry £15.95
Vegetable Masala £8.95
Panir Masala (Cheese) £9.95
House Specials

House specials are all served with pilau rice

Nawabi (medium) - An authentic styled dish of assorted chicken, lamb, prawn and vegetable, cooked with garlic, ginger and onions. £13.95
Tava Nawabi (Slightly hot) - Chicken, lamb and king prawn cooked with whole aromatic spices. £13.95
Modhu (Rich and sweet) - Succulent pieces of grilled chicken or lamb cooked with caramelized onions and glazed with honey. £13.95
Naga (Very hot) - Unique Naga chillies are blended with a hint of spice to produce this hottest authentic chicken or lamb curry from the Assam region. £13.95
Makhani (Mild) - Chicken or lamb cooked in a very aromatic butter-based creamy sauce seasoned with mild Kashmir spices. £13.95
Zafrani (Mild, rich and nutty) - Marinated and grilled, chicken or lamb, cooked in a ground almond creamy sauce. £13.95
Achari (Medium) - Achari is a type of curry from the Punjab region. The spices are neither ground to a powder or used whole but bruised and used delicately to produce a medium spiced dish with a sharp, pungent flavour served with chicken or lamb. £13.95
Ginger (Medium) - A richly flavoured spiced chicken or lamb dish with a fresh aroma of ginger. £13.95
Shatkora (Medium) - A wild lime citrus macroptera (indigenous to Bengal) is used as a very traditional ingredient with chicken or lamb. £13.95
Tava (Slightly hot) - An aromatic chicken or lamb dish cooked in a blend of green spices. £13.95
Vegetarian House Specials

Vegetarian House Specials are all served with pilau rice

Satha Dansak (Mild) - Mushrooms, green chillies and lentils with mixed flavours. £11.95
Sambar (Slightly hot) - A savoury curry of tropical vegetables prepared with tamarind in a thick lentil sauce. £11.95
Avial (Mild) - Originating from Kerala this dish with whole bhindi and sliced aubergine is made with yoghurt and ground almonds blended with herbs and spices. £11.95
Bengal Classic Favourites

Choose a classic favourite cooked in one of our eleven authentic recipes below

Chicken £6.95
Lamb £7.95
Prawn £7.95
King Prawn £12.95
Chicken Tikka £7.95
Lamb Tikka £8.95
Chicken and Prawn £8.95
Mixed Vegetable £6.50
Kurma Dishes
Cooked with mild spices, blended with coconut and fresh cream in a thick sauce
Curry Dishes
Cooked with a medium sauce
Madras Dishes
Cooked with a fairly hot sauce
Vindaloo Dishes
Cooked with potatoes in a very hot sauce
Ceylon Dishes
Fairly hot with coconut
Bhuna Dishes
Cooked with special spices and herbs with tomato and capsicum in a medium thick sauce
Rogan Dishes
Cooked with special spices and herbs in a medium thick sauce, dressed with fried tomatoes, capsicum and onions
Dupiaza Dishes
Cooked with lots of diced onions, spices and herbs in a medium thick sauce
Malaya Dishes
An aromatic dish cooked with pineapple. A fairly mild dish
Kashmiri Dishes
An aromatic dish cooked with lychees and bananas. A fairly mild dish
Sag Dishes
Cooked with spinach
Vegetable Side Dishes
Vegetable Curry £3.95
Dry Vegetables £3.95
Mushroom Bhajee £3.95
Cauliflower Bhajee £3.95
Bhindi Bhajee (okra) £3.95
Brinjal Bhajee (aubergine) £3.95
Bombay Potato (fairly hot) £3.95
Dal Masala (thick and spicy) £3.95
Dal Tarka (with lots of garlic) £3.95
Sag Bhajee (spinach) £3.95
Sag Aloo (spinach and potato) £4.25
Aloo Gobi (cauliflower and potato) £4.25
Mutor Panir (chickpeas and cheese) £4.25
Sag Panir (spinach and cheese) £4.25
Onion Bhajee (side dish) £3.55
Sundries
Pilau Rice (basmati) £2.95
Plain Rice (patna) £2.85
Garlic Rice £3.25
Fried Rice (with egg and onion) £3.25
Keema Rice (with mincemeat) £4.95
Mushroom Rice £3.25
Papadum £1.00
Masala Papadum £1.25
Mango, onion or mixed pickle £1.50
Tandoori Bread freshly baked
Plain Nan £2.95
Stuffed Nan (with vegetables) £3.25
Peshwari Nan (with raisins) £3.25
Garlic Nan £3.25
Chilli Nan £3.25
Cheese Nan £3.25
Keema Nan (with spiced mincemeat) £3.95
Roti £2.95
Paratha £3.95
Stuffed Paratha (with vegetables) £3.25
Chapati (unleavened bread) £1.75

Adventure in taste menu

Starters
1. Bengal Special Mix - Chingri, Lamb Chop, Malai Tikka and Chicken Kalami Kebab. £9.95
2. Andraki Champein - Tender lamb chops with ginger and green chilli boiled in the tandoor. £6.95
3. Malai Murgh Tikka - Specially selected char-grilled chicken and cottage cheese marinated in yoghurt and garlic, ginger paste and green cardamon javitri powder. £5.95
4. Chicken Kalmi Kebab - Chicken wings marinated in lemon juice, garlic, ginger paste, yoghurt and Indian spices. £5.95
5. Ros-Tos-Crab - Fresh crab meat cooked with special spices in white wine and mango juice with melted cheese and served in a shell Raj style. A great favourite! £6.95
6. Sheek-a-Samundari - Monkfish mixed with chopped onion, green chilli and fresh coriander, skewered and then grilled to perfection. £6.95
7. Chicken Kalmi Singapore - Chicken wings marinated in lemon juice, garlic, ginger paste, chef spice then deep fried and stir fried with a tomato chilli sauce. £6.95
8. Calamari Balchao - Strips of calamari stir fried with a hot and sour Goan sauce. £6.95
9. Mysore Chilli Prawn - Fried prawn pieces, lightly battered and tossed with spring onion tomatoes and green chilli. £6.95
10. Fish Kola - Spicy hot balls of white fish deep fried in a very light batter and served with a gorgeous chutney. £6.95
11. Goats Cheese and Mozzarella Samosa - The popular samosa given the Bengal Palace treatment. £5.95
12. Ragda Patties - Delicious potato cakes topped with a dried chickpea curry, a famous fast food in Bombay. £5.95
Main courses

Our chef, at the Bengal Palace, is very pleased to prepare the more usual Indian dishes such as Korma, Tikka Masala, Dansak, Jalfray and Bhoona upon request.

13. Palace Masala - Boneless chicken of tandoori served in a rich tomato and butter sauce. £11.95
14. Dum Ke Murgh Korma - A speciality from Hyderabad. A supreme of chicken baked with a yoghurt and nut paste, a sprinkle of saffron completes this subtle dish. £11.95
15. Murgh Muntaj - Thin slices of rolled chicken marinated and stuffed with herbs, spices and seeds succumb to the magic of the tandoor oven. A unique dish which everyone should try. £11.95
16. Nilgiri Chicken - Tender pieces of chicken yield to a secret coriander and mint marination to make this a succulent, delicious and memorable dish. £10.95
17. Harrey Murgh Tikka - Diced chicken breast marinated in a green sauce of pureed coriander and mint, tamarind, spices and herbs. Cooked in the tandoor to melt in the mouth. £9.95
18. Chicken Chettinad - Full of South Indian spices, this is chicken at its best inspired by Chettinad dishes of Madras. £11.95
19. Lamb Chettinad - Full of South Indian spices, this is lamb at its best inspired by Chettinad dishes of Madras. £12.95
20. Duck Xacuti - Slices of duck in a classic full flavoured spicy curry. Roasted star aniseed, javitri and fenugreek seeds with special Goan red chillies, coconut and cinnamon, all contribute to the stunning flavour of this regional dish. £12.95
21. Chicken Xacuti - Cubes of chicken in a classic full flavoured spicy curry. Roasted star aniseed, javitri and fenugreek seeds with special Goan red chillies, coconut and cinnamon, all contribute to the stunning flavour of this regional dish. £11.95
22. Lamb Xacuti - Pieces of lamb in a classic full flavoured spicy curry. Roasted star aniseed, javitri and fenugreek seeds with special Goan red chillies, coconut and cinnamon, all contribute to the stunning flavour of this regional dish. £12.95
23. Chingri-E-Xacuti - Succulent king prawns cooked in the same style as above. £14.95
24. Palace Duck - Banagalore is a town in southern Indian where the English retired and where many Anglo-Indians now live. Duck was always a favourite. This dish is made with Barbury Duck and a blend of spices to compliment the delicate flavour of the meat. £12.95
25. Chingri-E-Bahar - King prawns marinated in special spices and cooked in the tandoor, served with tomato garlic, fresh capsicum, onion and chilli sauce. £14.95
26. Chicken Singapore - Battered chicken marinated with garlic, lemon, salt, white flour, deep fried with chilli, garlic tomato sauce and finished with fresh capsicum and spring onion. £12.95
27. Salmon Moilee - A mild Keralan curry using generous chunks of carefully selected salmon, cooked with fresh crab meat and garlic sauce. £14.95
28. Seafood Moilee - A mild Keralan curry using fresh hand-picked white crab meat, king prawns, mussels, monkfish, squid and coconut milk. £14.95
29. Kadhai Lamb - Tender marinated lamb chops boiled in the tandoor then tossed with peppers, tomato and onions. Served in a medium sauce. £13.95
30. Lamb Shank - A superb cut of lamb given the traditional Goan treatment. £15.95
31 Poodina Gosht - Minted lamb cooked with honey, lemon juice and special spices imparting a unique flavour to the dish. £11.95
32. Salmon Shah - Diced pieces of salmon marinated in chef’s spices cooked in the tandoor and given the traditional Goan treatment. £14.95
33. Meat Thali - on Indian Silver - A selection of three non-vegetable dishes of your choice (excluding numbers 15, 23, 25, 27, 28 and 30) served with rice, raitha and nan (not available Friday or Saturday). £19.95
34. Vegetarian Thali - on Indian Silver - A selection of three vegetable dishes of your choice served with tarka sagdal. Served with rice, raitha and nan (not available Friday or Saturday). £16.95
Fresh vegetables

Vegetarians are reminded about the Thali option in the previous section.

35. Navratan Korma - A selection of vegetables cooked in a cashew nut based sauce with a hint of spice. £5.35
36. Subze Tandoori - Green peppers, onion, okra, tomatoes and carrots, all marinated in traditional spices and yoghurt. Then the magic ... the tandoor oven. £4.95
37. Makai Palak - Chopped spinach leaves and baby corn, lightly tossed in cumin and ginger. £4.95
38. Dhingri Palak - Chopped spinach leaves and button mushrooms, lightly tossed in cumin and ginger. £4.95
39. Tarka Sagdal - Spinach and lentils cooked with cumin seeds, onion, ginger and garlic in butter. £4.95
40. Crispy Fried Potatoes - Thinly sliced potatoes dusted with ground flour and dried mango powder, then deep fried. £4.95
41. Baghare Baingan - Fried baby aubergine smothered and briskly tossed in a spicy peanut based sauce. £4.95
42. Kumb Mutter - Mushroom and chickpeas cooked in coriander and cumin. A mildly spiced favourite. £4.95
43. Seb Aloo Jalfrezi - Diced apple and sweet potato cooked with capsicum, shredded ginger, green chilli and finished with a sprinkling of dried fenugreek. £4.95
44. Aloo Mutter - Green peas and potato cooked with curry masala sauce. £4.95
Rice & Bread
45. Steamed rice. £2.65
46. Lime rice with cashew nuts. £2.85
47. Oriental rice with prawns. £4.95
48. Nan - Traditional Indian leavened bread cooked in the tandoor. £2.95
49. Stuffed Nan or Partha A choice of the following
Garlic or onion.
Cheese and chilli.
Peshwari (raisins, nuts and seeds).
£3.25
Sundries
50. Raitha - Chopped whipped yoghurt with cucumber, pineapple, tomato or onion. £2.65

What is the chilli sign?
The more chillies shown, the hotter the dish

  • Lovely food, good service and friendly staff. What more could you ask for?
    Pete, 16 September 2017
  • The staff were very friendly and the service was excellent. I would strongly recommend the Bengal Palace, you won't be disappointed.
    Gerry, Eastbourne, 7 November 2017
  • What I really like, and which is so commendable for a restaurant in a small provincial town, is the variety and number of speciality dishes and the fact that so many are unusual and not the usual Indian fayre.
    R Williams, 11 August 2017
  • The food is fabulous, and the staff are friendly.
    Dave, 11 July 2017
  • Very impressed with the freshness of the amazing sources used and the veggie opportunities on the menu will be returning soon.
    Siljm, 3 May 2017
  • Been here numerous times,very tasty food,my local Indian,I just live round the corner from this place,great place,go try it,you'll love it.
    Mehk, 8 March 2017
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