Address: 1 Lower Cockcroft, Blackburn BB2 1JX

Tel: 01254 677622


Opening: 5pm – 11pm beside Sunday closed at 10:30 and Monday Closed

During our three night stay in Blackburn, earlier this month. I was recommended by a friend to check out Roomali restaurant. Therefore, I decided to take the whole family to dine at this really pleasant place after our visit to the Knowsley Safari in Liverpool.

Roomali have various facilities, which makes it attractive to eat. A restaurant filled with 2 floors with a nice family vibe environment, a room, allowing 8 people to sit on at an Arabian style themed with cushions. Providing you with privacy with open and closed curtains. However, by the time we arrived in the evening, that area was already filled with people, so we had to settle for an open table downstairs.

Staffs are really respectable and friendly, giving you the privacy if you are in that closed curtain atmosphere. When we had a look at the menu and made a decision, they told us what would be ideal and what would be suited to feed X amount of people. I found that really impressive as then you don’t tend to waste food for the extra cost.

The furniture and decor of the restaurant looked just like you’re at a wedding hall. The food here is generally served very quickly as well as soon as you order your food, you don’t tend to wait too long for it to arrive. After having a quick skim of the menu, as a family, we all decided to opt for the popular ‘Roomali Tawa Feast’ cost at £45.

This included a selection of various dishes on one tawa, with the likes of Tarka Daal, Chicken Karahi, Lamb Karahi, Lamb Chops, Seekh Kebabs and Chicken Tikka served with 2 Naans and 2 x Rotis, salad and chips. They ask you whether you want it Spicy or Mild, best to opt for spicy for the extra flavour/taste, the perfect dish to share amongst others.

That tawa dish pretty much filled the whole family of 8, as we only had to order extra chips for the kids and 1 Lamb Karahi. The food was somewhat delicious and I would highly recommend coming here to try out their Tawa. Amazing dishes of food with great service here.

The price here I found to be really reasonable not too high as other restaurants. As our bill came to up just below £60 for the 8 as we didn’t need to order much.

Roomali’s Food Menu
Dining table at Roomali’s

Selection of various Indian dishes
Sheekh Kebab, Chicken Tikka, Tarka Daal, Steak Chips,

My verdict from here is that the fact I would definitely come back, but just to experience the closed curtains Arabian style cushion seating around. The food here I found was exceptional and divine. I recommend booking in advance if you want to dine in that dastarkhan area as we found out to be reserved when we arrived.  One of my favourites and with a really reasonable price as well.

Food: 9.5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Experience: 9.5/10
Presentation: 9.5/10
Total: 9.4 out of 10

Let me know your thoughts, have you been to this restaurant in Blackburn?

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Adil Musa


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