Ten years since arriving in Johannesburg from Punjab, India and immersing himself in the restaurant industry, Jagjit Singh has successfully opened his latest venture - The Royal India, in Sandton.

The Royal India opened on 15 September 2014, and under the watchful eye of Mr Singh, is becoming the go to restaurant for authentic fine dining northern cuisine. Mr Singh wants to change people’s perceptions of Indian food – that it’s not only hot and spicy. He says that it’s more complex than that - that the tastes are layered and the sensations linger with the diner long after finishing the meal.

He is proud that the kitchen is in the capable hands of Indian chefs (one of whom he’s worked with since 2008), that the restaurant is under the experienced watch of Indian managers, that he personally trains his staff, and that there are no short cuts taken at The Royal India, for example whole spices are bought then ground and mixed as desired for each dish, and the rice is specially prepared separately for each particular dish.

The menu is extensive but Mr Singh suggests trying the butter chicken with vegetable pulao and peswari naan, or the Royal Special 1 or 2 where the chef will cook his specialty of the evening for you. He recommends ending the meal off with the popular sweet and cold beverage – a faluda (traditionally it’s made by mixing rose syrup with vermicelli, psyllium, jelly pieces and tapioca pearls along with ice-cream).




Approaching from O.R. Tambo International Airport. Drive from R24, slight right and keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R24/Johannesburg. Continue onto R24, use the 2nd from the left lane to take the M59/Barbara Road exit. Continue onto Driefontein Road and continue onto Lunik Drive. Lunik Dr turns slightly left and becomes Terrace Road. Turn right onto Betschana Road and at the traffic circle, continue straight onto Laurie Road/M78. Turn left onto Modderfontein Road/R25. Take a slight left and at the first traffic circle take the first exit. Take a left turn leading to Stoneridge Centre where The Royal India Express is located.


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