We are a group of 4 curry and beer enthusiasts, Niggles, Joebeak, Davekins and Chossmops who decided to trawl the curry houses of Ipswich to find the best and worst the town has to offer, we are rating each place in 5 categories: atmosphere, service, food, menu and drinks. Survey score is posted at the bottom of each review.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Review of Jorna Indian Takeaway and Restaurant

Jorna Indian Take away & Restaurant, 29 Wherstead Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8JJ. The Jorna stood out before we even sat down as we are friends with the Bgoodes who wrote the jingle for their website. If you happen to see them gigging about give them a shout and ask them to play it for you, you wont regret it! I had been a sometime regular at the Jorna some years ago when the restaurant was more than twice the size it is now and always enjoyed the curry so was hopeful, this coupled with the fact that they offer a bar but you can also B.Y.O which is rare these days it seems. The place was a little on the quiet side when we arrived and we were seated in a fairly small booth by the friendly waiting staff. The menu was comprehensive, I stuck with something simple a vegetable korma, some rice and onion Bhaji's while Niggles and Davekins went for a Chicken Masala and Joebeak who is an avid Jorna eater had a ceylon. The general feeling was that the food was average, Dave said "the masala was hot but not much else to it" and personally I was very dissapointed as mine really only tasted of potato and coconut cream, I realise many people out there will be reading this and thing "well she went for a korma, korma's are bland" I don't happen to agree, I've had some really lovely increadibly tasty mild curry's over the years, it just takes a little spice and imagination. Joebeak however enjoyed his very much and recommends the Kulcha nan aswell. So the verdict? This is a very friendly restaurant, with a solid regular customer base, not particularly exciting food but a good price and a great theme song!

Survey Score: Jorna Indian Restaurant and Take away: 71%

1 comment:

  1. The staff at the Jorna do the food for the Tattingstone White Horse's Curry night. They've fed me and 20 other hungry MTB riders there on a couple of occasions. The food has always been good, but they've struggled to feed so many people at once, although I imagine they'd handle it better in their own restaurant than in a tiny pub kitchen.