Having always wanted to try The Sultan of Lancaster a recent small celebration provided the opportunity and the occasion was better than anticipated.
The hospitality was warm, friendly and relaxed, the food was excellent, fresh, full of flavour and the ambiance was intimate yet social.
The building is a converted Methodist church and the appearance inside and out is smart and clean. Indeed the same must extend behind the scenes as there is a top food hygeine rating.
It is clear that Indian cuisine is the passion of the kitchen, the food is amazing.
There is an extensive soft drinks menu - many prepared from Indian based recipes - and worthy of a try, and ask your waiter to recommend if you are uncertain. You can order drinks by the jugful
Being a Muslim restaurant there is no alcohol - and the atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely - uniquely relaxed as a result.
The interior of the Sultan is full of character and the transformation from a disused church restored the structural magnificence of the building. The original and outstanding architecture and an many features make the dining experience authentic and where desired, a romantic atmosphere.
A crystal chandelier provides a central focal point within the dining hall and an elaborate raised ceiling and ornate pillars create a romantic impact.
The ornamentation and decoration is to within the Islamic code of practice.
A home delivery service is available and at a reasonable cost for local deliveries.