As a big fan of Indian cuisine, it is always my first choice for a meal out.
But, in my experience, the tastes and spiciness of dishes can vary quite significantly from one restaurant to another, so with each new venue comes a degree of uncertainty.
For me, Voujon got the food just right.
Not only was my guest’s meat beautifully tender and each course packed full of flavour, but the king prawn saag I ordered, madras hot, had the perfect level of heat – not as easy to find as you may think.
The restaurant is less than 12 months old and its contemporary interior reflects that, with a relaxing ambience that compliments the dining experience.
The staff were attentive but not pushy, allowing my guest and I to spend three hours at our table without showing a hint of annoyance, while the owner could not have made us feel more welcome and attended to our dietary needs personally.
His enthusiasm for his menu shone through and he was particularly sympathetic to the limitations posed by food allergies – who wouldn’t be reassured to know that a separate food preparation area and separate cooking utensils would be used?
The food is very reasonably priced, with starters from £2.95 and mains from £6.25.
Tables aren’t as tightly packed as in its Shapla predecessor, but some do lack a degree of privacy.
That said, Voujon is well worth a visit. Booking is advisable though. Even doing so, we struggled to get a table before 9.30pm!
Wow247 pays for its own meals
Restaurants are not warned of our visit
Review by Laura Smith