I used to spend a lot of time in Swindon on business and have been to the Taj Mahal on a number of occasions. It was always very nice and reasonably priced. This is the first time I've returned there in probably two or three years.
Things seem to have gone downhill a little bit. Overall the food was still very nice and the service was good. The place was deserted, but then again it was a Monday night. The menu prices seem to have gone up by quite a bit.
Everything was going fine until my main arrived. Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi. The chicken however had a fairly suspicious, slightly rubbery texture. Now, I'm not sure whether this was due to over or under cooking. It certainly didn't look over cooked and I didn't die the following day from Salmonella so I'm not sure what was going on, but it kind of spoiled my dinner anyway.
Then after leaving, I checked out the Food Standards Agency site and found the Taj Mahal received a 1/5 (Major Improvement Necessary) food hygiene rating back at the end of November 2013.
So, imagine my delight when I woke up this morning without food poisoning! So, there's a positive I guess. I'm not sure I'll be going back there any time soon, which is such a shame. I once ate here three times in one week a few years back. Good times.
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