Today I am sharing with you my night out with the girls at Joypur Indian restaurant that is located on Cliff Street in Bridlington.
Please note – I write restaurant reviews based on favourite meals out as a family. I have never been paid or given any incentives whatsoever and the owners are not even aware that I have blogged about them.
For the first time ever, I am sharing a restaurant review with you minus the kids. This is a big deal for me because it’s the first time I have gone out for dinner and left my babies. Sofia is 4 this year and Jorge is 2 this year and the thought of leaving my babies is driving me crazy.
So, it’s no surprise that I am home within 2 hours!
Going to an Indian I would imagine Jorge just eating popadoms and naan bread all night, as the spices would make him colicky. I can also imagine Sofia eating everything and anything as she has no issues. A madras would probably be a bit too spicy for her, but she would love butter chicken (she loves my healthy version here) and pilau rice would probably be her favourite.
But I am out with 2 of my aunts + their school friend and it seems wrong to bring the kids. Plus, when you eat out in England it never has the culture to bring the kids too like you expect on the Mediterranean.
Though if you look on the Joypur policies it does actually say that children are welcome.
This brings me to my long-term addiction to Indian food that started when I was young. If my mum and dad fancied a last-minute dinner out, then we would go for a curry. The restaurant of choice would be Bridlington Tandoori.
I would always have the same:
- Onion Bhajis
- Butter Chicken & Chips
- Naan Bread
- Saag Paneer
And I loved it every time. I even went there for my hen night back in 2003.
But I would often find that the bill when we got it was rather large and then the restaurant we always went to, was no longer as good and that is why the Joypur Indian restaurant first came on my radar back in 2011.
Just like then, I am in town visiting family and my first thought for eating out, is a trip to Joypur Indian Restaurant for my curry fix!
Joypur Eats & Drinks
What sets Joypur apart from other Indian restaurants is its value for money. You’re allowed to take your own alcohol in with you, which brings the price down by a LOT. Plus, the meals are not that expensive to begin with.
Because we were eating in a group there was a few different dishes on the table, I love it when this happens because you can then sample lots of curries without spending an hour deciding on just one.
As you would expect, I shout out for a butter chicken because its my favourite and the night wouldn’t be the same without fresh naan bread.
When I was little I always loved to place a full naan bread on my plate and then load it up with butter chicken curry and chips. It was heaven and even though naan bread is high in calories I don’t care!
With that in mind the following was ordered:
- Onion Bhajis
- Butter Chicken
- Keema Rice
- Lamb Korma
- Garlic Naan Bread
- Saag Paneer
As there was four of us this was more than plenty and the next day I took the extras home with me for dinner.
I am one of many, that has a partner that hates Indian food. This means that I rarely get any. Every now and again I go to my local Indian buffet in Portugal while Dominic has some fast food. Because it is a food court, it means that we can mix and match who eats what.Eating Out At #Joypur #Indian #Restaurant In #Bridlington via recipe_this
Joypur Indian Restaurant Highs & Lows
The biggest high must be the price that you pay for the food. When we got the bill and after leaving a small tip, it worked out at £12.50 per person. This includes a huge portion of food and a good portion to take home for later.
Another high must be the fact that you can bring your own wine with you, cutting down the costs of your meal. But the low of this must be the fact that you can’t do this with soft drinks. I am not a big drinker and would rather enjoy a Diet Coke with my meal. And its annoying that this is not included.
The food tasted amazing. I could not complain about any of it and due to my hatred for all nuts, it was not a problem to remove the almonds from the dishes.
Joypur RecipeThis.com Ratings
I love the ratings part as it puts all the restaurants and cafes that we eat out at next to each other and helps us remind ourselves which was the best. Plus, if you are also travelling it gives you an idea of the best places to eat out at.
This is what we personally thought of Joypur Indian restaurant in Bridlington:
- Location = 5/5
- Service = 4/5
- Value For Money = 5/5
- Quality Of Food = 5/5
- Variety Of Food = 5/5
- Overall Rating = 4/5
- Cost Per Person = £12,50
- Visit Again = YES
I wish I could move Joypur Indian Restaurant to the Algarve as I would eat out at it all the time. I often find Indian restaurants really overpriced, but Joypur in Bridlington offers fantastic value for money. It also reminds me of how much I love Indian food and that when I return to Portugal, that I am going to make more of it myself.