Recently celebrated my 50th birthday there, we had 25 people attend. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday, great service and amazing food! Thank you Mogul Room – Mrs Thomas
Extremely regular customer i.e. once a week. The food never fails to impress! – Cathy
I'm a student at Sheffield Hallam. My first trip to mogul room for a friends birthday was totally worth it! Great food and the atmosphere was buzzing! Love it! Defo our regular Indian Restaurant to eat in Sheffield :) – Rob Howard
I have to agree! Sharrow Vale rd looks bright and cheerful thanks to Mogul Room. The deco is looking fab! As usual the food was served to high standards. A great place to go to for xmas work do! A good price per head for the 10 of us from my work and food was served hot, prompt and efficiently! – Timothy Dixon
My husband and I have been regular customers at Mogul Room for years now. Last Friday we went there for our anniversary. The Christmas decorations are looking fabulous, lighting up the whole street. As usual the food was splendid and was served just as we like it. By far this is our most favourite Indian restaurant in Sheffield! Keep it up. - Evelyn and John.
Great food! great atmosphere. Brilliant night out with the lads! Best Indian Restaurant Sheffield has ever seen– Matt
Amazing food! I was really impressed on this visit to mogul room. Our waiter was friendly and the overall atmosphere was pleasant. I can't wait to go again. The only downside is I ate too much! – J Mcan
A review after a recent surpirse trip from Sheffield's local paper 'The star' - http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/food-drink/a-dinner-fit-for...
A dinner fit for an emperor
The first thing that hits you when you walk into The Mogul Room is the smell. It takes no prisoners.
Here is an aroma – wonderful, let us be clear – that rushes at you and envelops you and welcomes you into its spicy, saffrony, smoky bosom. It sticks a loving arm round your shoulders. It tells you: pull up a pew, old boy, you’ve had a long journey – even though all you’ve probably done is walk next door from the Porter Cottage.
That smell, as it turns out, is the last thing to leave too.
Our clothes the morning after carry all the intense essence from the night before. Four days later my coat still has a scent that makes me want to pour mint sauce on and attack it with a fork.
So, that’s the first impression. The Mogul Room, in Sharrow Vale Road, smells awesome.
We’re here because of a Star reader tip-off.
In this brave new world of social media, we’ve had a couple of tweets recommending the place and so, intrigued, we find ourselves basking in the tang, while admiring the mock-luxury furnishings.
Manager Chris Purvey will later tell us the cushions, mini-arches and dinky pillars which dot the 54-seat room are inspired by the Mughal Empire. When current owner Mo Khan took over in 2008 – changing its name from Elinas – his aim was to offer a taste of the lavish cooking associated with the 16-19th century Indian dynasty.
In so far as one can tell – and that really is only so far as this writer has never been to 16th century India – he’s done a decent job.
Onion bhajis are good. There’s no over-reliance on flour or oil to bolster things here, it’s just a cricket ball of imperial delicacy. Similarly the tandoori mixed kebab – chicken tikka, lamb tikka and nuclear red chicken wings – is the sort of messy, melty comfort meat that could keep a man cheerful in monsoon season.
The garlic chilli tikka, for mains, is easy on the eye – a fierce and fiery chicken tossed with a colourful support of peppers, onions and shallots – and good in the gob, offering an extravagance of textures. Lamb karai was lean and mean, a dry, quiet dish, unshowy in its cast iron pot but generous with rich thick flavour. Saag aloo combined the innate rusticity of potatoes with the crackle and pop common in Indian food.
Sides of rice and chapati did their thing. Additionally, because we’d been sat at a table near the door we were given free poppadoms and pickle tray – a welcome touch. A range of desserts are available, though on this occasion we shamefully passed.
Which perhaps leaves one question? Did the food live up to that alluring aroma? Not quite maybe but, then, not much could. The Mogul Room – like the empire it was inspired by – is expansive, cultured and, one suspects, here to stay for some time.
Price - £35 with two beers.