Why not do something different? Rather than giving your loved ones something they may expect, why not surprise them by gifting them an exceptional dining experience here at Jaipur IPSWICH. You can purchase gift vouchers (£10, £20, £25) for a friend or a loved one to enjoy an evening of good food, great wine and lasting memories.
The friendly and elegant ambience of Jaipur IPSWICH makes it an ideal venue for fine functions, whatever the occasion.
We have experience in hosting different types of events from Wedding Receptions to Christmas Parties, Corporate Functions to groups of old friends and colleagues reuniting to reminisce about the good times. No matter how small or large, our professional team will tailor the menu to meet your needs, creating a unique and truly memorable experience for you and your guests.
Our restaurant can seat a maximum of 70 and we request 72 hours’ notice in order to make all the necessary arrangements to customise your party to your specific requirements.
The history of Indian food in Britain is now almost four hundred years old. The term "curry" was invented by the English administrators of the East Indian Trading Co. and later continued by British government employees. Originally the term derives from a Tamil word, "kari", which means a spiced sauce.
Britain's first curry house opened in 1809 called the Hindostanee Coffee House at 34 George Street, Portman Square, London (as recorded in The Epicure's Almanack). The first fashionable Indian restaurant however opened in 1927 when Edward Palmer opened Veeraswamy's Indian Restaurant in London's Regent Street where it still thrives today.
The Indian food industry in the UK is now worth £3.2 billion and Indian restaurants in Britain serve about 2.5 million customers every week. There are about 9,000 Indian curry houses in the UK, employing an estimated 70,000 staff. The 'curry house' therefore has a significant influence on the UK economy.
Chicken Tikka Masala (a British creation) was named the British National dish after a major opinion poll by Gallup. The first to claim its invention are descendents of Sultan Ahmed Ansari who owned The Taj Mahal curry house in Glasgow in 1950's. According to folklore, it came about when gravy loving Brits wanted a sauce with their Chicken Tikka and Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup with added spices was used on the spur of the moment in a flash of commercially motivated creation to appeal to the British palate. The recipe has been developed over the years.
Recent studies have shown that many of the spices used in curries have health benefits. Spices such as Turmeric and Cinnamon contain natural antioxidant and is thought to be beneficial to the skin. Despite common perceptions, Red chilli peppers have significant health benefits and are very rich in vitamin C , pro-vitamin A, and B (especially B6). Therefore a curry is not only a delicious meal, but also contributes to your health in many ways too.
The curry has created some of the strongest cravings in culinary history. Scientists at Nottingham Trent University claim that curries arouse the senses and make your heart beat faster. The assumption is that the ingredients in curries are addictive. Nevertheless, the reasons for liking the taste is more connected with a natural high. The effect curry has on pain receptors in the tongue, is indeed an arousing experience. It is the physiological and psychological effects that, when combined, create the addiction.
"Some Like it Hot"
In a restaurant the hottest curry is the Phal. It is a restaurant invention to satisfy the true 'Chilli-Head' who has an unusually high tolerance to chillies and genuinely enjoys extremely hot food.
Our restaurant is named after the city that was once the capital of Indian royalty and a playground to the Rajputs and the Royal family. Now serving as the state capital of Rajasthan and known as the 'Pink City' (from the colour of its houses), Jaipur continues to grasp the majesty of Royal Indian traditions.
Continuing this theme, we at Jaipur IPSWICH pride ourselves in providing the highest standard of traditional Indian cuisine, however within a very contemporary modern setting and therefore the fusion between the contemporary and the traditional provides a smart and sophisticated dining experience.
Our menu emphasises incorporating both the traditional classic favourites as well as original new dishes which complements eastern flavours to the western pallet. We offer a wide array of meat, seafood and vegetable dishes, all of which can be prepared by our Chef to specific customer requirements / dietary needs.
The restaurant is open seven days a week from 5.30pm to 10.30pm (11.30pm on Friday and Saturday). As we are particularly busy at weekends, reserving your table in advance is advisable to avoid disappointment.
The restaurant seats 70 guests and is available for private entertaining by appointment.
Our Chef is very much at the heart of our establishment and he is an award winning chef. He believes that working from the ground-up is essential training for any good head Chef in providing them with the acute awareness and insight necessary to know how each section of his kitchen is performing. Moving up the ranks and developing, his knowledge of spice fusions is second to none.
Guests visiting the Jaipur no doubt have their dining experience enriched by our fine service and attention to detail within a very contemporary modern setting but it is the quality of food which is pivotal to our success in client retention.
During busy trade when the pressure is on and time is of the essence, there will be no compromise in the quality of the food we serve.