Tucked away on Clayton Street in Newcastle, this Indian restaurant will transport you to the busy streets of Delhi. If you’re looking for somewhere to visit during NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week this January, then I recommend here!
During NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week (17-23 January) you can enjoy 3 courses at My Delhi for £15. A curry dish outside of restaurant week will typically cost around £10 for reference so this is a great deal.
With different food preferences and allergies considered, there’s vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available. The onion bhaji is gluten free, much to my sister’s delight. She immediately knew she was picking that for her starter!
I’d not eaten any Indian food in months, due to going through Invisalign treatment (more on that another time) but now as I’m coming to the end of my treatment plan, I figured I could get back to one of my favourite cuisines. And what a treat this visit was!
For drinks we ordered mocktails. Delhi Sunrise which is a mix of passionfruit, pineapple, lime, grenadine and soda. Dilliwali Lemonade which is their twist on a mojito with mint, lime and spices. There’s plenty of choice if you’d like a cocktail, beer or wine too.
Poppadoms and dip is always a must for me so I was delighted with the pre-starter of ‘Chef’s surprise nibbles’. I don’t want to ruin the surprise for you but think poppadoms with a bit of a twist (and a bit of a spice sprinkled on top) Of course they’re served with dips; mango chutney, mint yoghurt, sweet chilli and My Delhi special – a mayo based sauce that I recommend you try – well, if you can get past the tasty mango chutney. That’s always a crowd pleaser.
As I’ve already said, my sister picked the onion bhaji for her starter, I opted for the paneer tikka – Indian cheese roasted and coated in tandoori masala, sandwiched between slices of onion and pepper. The sauce had a nice amount of spice and the cheese was really tasty. I managed to grab one of the bhajis and was impressed with that too. The serving was really generous – three good sized bhajis, so this could be an option for a sharing starter if you were visiting with a small group and wanted to sample a few other starters from the menu.
Bring on the curry…
My sister chose the Vegan Hariyali, mixed vegetables in spinach curry. She seemed really happy with this and there was a good mix of vegetables. I had a little taste and enjoyed it too. This is the only vegan option on the restaurant week menu (veggies there’s also a Dilli Paneer Butter Masala)
I went for the Kozi curry, persuaded by the description ‘one for the chicken madras lovers’. I was torn between this or the Punjabi Dhaba which is a road style bhuna. Kozi has a nice amount of spice – two chillis on the menu, but it was overpowering at all, just flavoursome, so don’t be put off if you think it might be too spicy. Though if you don’t want too much spice, don’t eat the chilli placed on top. I thought I’d give it a go and oooh, it packed a punch!
Curries are served with steamed rice. If you want any extras like a naan then that’s not included in the restaurant week menu, but I’m sure you could order one if you’d like to soak up the sauce.
My Delhi has a really nice vibe, the staff are friendly and attentive and the food speaks for itself. As they say on the restaurant wall, delhi-cious and it certainly is! I’d happily go back outside of restaurant week to try other dishes on the menu, in fact I think my Dad might need a visit to sample the Biryani.
Also, I know we’re talking about Newcastle Restaurant Week here, but I have exciting news for the mackems… My Delhi are due to open another restaurant in Sunderland in the Spring. So I’ll see you there!
My Delhi have limited spaces left for NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week, so what are you waiting for? You can see the full list of restaurants taking part here.
Okay so you want some more recommendations?
Horticulture – I visited here back in 2020 and had a great time. If you like espresso martinis it’s the place to go, plus the food is great. Small plates, seasonal dishes.
Dobson and Parnell – if you’re wanting to have a special treat or celebrate, this is the place to go! I visited on a preview restaurant week and wrote up a short review.
Pizza Punks – Customisable pizza. Winner! I’ve written a short feature here.
Turtle Bay – Caribbean vibes and tasty jerk spices. I visited Durham’s Turtle Bay recently and really enjoyed it. The Newcastle restaurant is opposite The Gate.
Are you booked in for NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week?