Rimjhim Indian Restaurant can’t be accused of lacking confidence. They don’t settle for calling their kitchen staff chefs – they’ve named them “food artists”. It isn’t hard to see why. They use only the best in natural and local ingredients and then ally them to time-honoured cooking techniques and authentic recipes that bring out the very best in the dishes. Their list of house specialities long and repeat visits are required to make the most of it. Go for their house signature, Rimjhim Chicken, which includes leg and breast cooked on the bone with a chef’s special masala spice mix and saffron rice, or the lamb Shahjahani, in a fiery sauce with garlic and citrus. Veggies will be spoiled for choice and all the classic curries are there for if you are feeling conservative: there is truly something for everyone. Just remember to book ahead, as they have been known to fill up at times and you wouldn’t want to miss out on what they have to offer down on City Road in Winchester town centre.
A very pleasant experience with nice food. Staff friendly and polite. Will go again next time we are in the area. Would recommend goingif you like indian food.
Very good food and service. One of our friends is Indian and even he was impressed. We will definitely be making a return visit with more friends.
Very cordial staff and tasty food in a quiet and enjoyable ambience. Will visit again with the large group. Good choice if vegetarian dishes as well.
As always a friendly welcome from all the staff. Weather was cold as were all te party but a heater was made available without asking. food was served with a smile and tasted wonderful.
I am glad you have asked for feedback on our visit to Rimjhim last night. Of the party of 8, none of us had issues with our food when it eventually arrived. From ordering, it was an hour before we got our food - it was only main courses and rice so not a complex order. It wasn't particularly busy - I noticed that everyone who was dining seemed to be shoved into one corner of the room. Our table was right next to the fire exit door and it was absolutely freezing in there - a draft coming through the door. I had to keep a large scarf around me all evening and the others were cold too. The man who seemed to be in charge was helpful in that he helped us put up a birthday banner (it was a 21st birthday celebration) and he assisted us in bringing out a cake we had bought. However none of the staff seemed very cheerful, in particular the lady who served us who was downright rude. When we got our bill, we checked it and had been charged for two pints of Cobra we did not have. We were all very careful to keep on eye on who had what as we were splitting the bill but when paying, the member of staff actually argued this with my partner. I have not been to Rimjhim for a few years but used to go a lot when I worked in Winchester and I am sad to say it really has gone downhill. Also your website shows a deal of 2 meals for £22 which includes Thursdays however this was not offered to us - we were just given the normal menu. That's not really right. So I am giving the 3 for the food but nothing else.
The food was really good. Waitress who took orders needs to learn a bit more about the dishes as she couldn’t help with explaining except to repeat what was already on menu. It would have been better if all main meals had arrived together for a table of 8 instead of few minutes waiting. The young waiters serving food were excellent very polite and helpful. Maitre d was very nice and helpful and happy to move us to a different table when we asked.
Food was very good for all 6 of us. My steamed seabass was unusual and delicious. Disappointed as we had specifically requested the round table many weeks ago and it had been allocated to a party. We would have like to have known about this before hand. Very polite staff though there was some muddle up about the order - was sorted out without fuss just meant not everything arrived at the same time.
The service is excelent and the food is wonderful flavours. The quantities have slightly reduced... which may be a good thing health wise, but even the portions of rice are less than they used to be.. i would have liked there to have beenmore of the monkfish. overall happy with the experience
Shocking service on Bonfire night. We arrived 15 minutes early for our booking at 8:45. We were a part of 6. It was already very busy when we got there. We were waiting about 20 minutes before we were asked if we wanted poppadoms that took at least another 15 minutes to arrive. We ordered 2 each but they arrived in small pieces and we all agreed the portion felt more like 1each. Our drinks order was taken after we had the poppadoms and we were served the wrong order. It took the waiter four attempts to get 2 cokes 2 lemonades and 2 glasses of water for us! The jug of water arrived with dipping sauce smeared on the inside which took about 10 minutes to replace. We ended up receiving our main course at 10:50pm ahead of the table sat next to us who had arrived before us so as you can imagine they were up in arms. To their credit their food was delicious but we were starving so probably would have thought any food at that hour was wonderful! Paying the bill was another slow and drawn out process and we’re repeatedly ignored. We didn’t end up leaving until 11:45. We we’re reuniting with old university friends and this dinner spoiled what was supposed to have been a happy memorable ocassion. Sadly spoiled by their rudeness and poor service. We will not be returning and recommend you go somewhere else. We usually go to the Chinese Mr So. Go there - they’re outstanding!
Superb Modern Indian Cuisine. The service, presentation and food itself were second to none. I've been eating Indian food since the age of about 12 or 13 and I'm now 57. This a la carte meal was right up there with them.