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For many of us, the thought of an Indian meal is synonymous with sitting on the sofa and watching a film in our pyjamas.

A curry is one of the top options for a takeaway in the UK, alongside a Chinese, pizza or trusty fish and chips.

But Montaz restaurant in Newmarket's Old Station Road brings a luxury to the Indian cuisine like we've never tasted before.

Our reporter loved the food and atmosphere at Montaz in Newmarket
Our reporter loved the food and atmosphere at Montaz in Newmarket

While the classic onion bhajis feature among the starters on Montaz's extensive menu, we opted for the calamari pakora and chicken wings.

Both dishes were beautifully presented and, while the portion sizes weren't the biggest, they filled us up just enough before the next course.

The main meals ordered at our table were lamb rogan, chicken Madras and vegetable tikka masala, which were served with pilau rice and a Peshwari naan.

It was calamari pakora to start
It was calamari pakora to start
The chicken wings went down a treat
The chicken wings went down a treat

It took us a long time to decide on what to choose; the menu descriptions made every dish sound mouth-watering.

But thankfully everyone at the table raved about their choices, and all bowls and plates were scraped clean in just a matter of minutes.

And it's not only the food that makes Montaz one of the county's must-visit eateries.

From first stepping inside the restaurant, customers feel like they are in a fine-dining restaurant; the decor contemporary yet comforting

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Our reporter had lamb rogan for his main meal
Our reporter had lamb rogan for his main meal

The servers are friendly and attentive and everything about our visit came with a little bit of luxury - right down to the hot towels brought at the end of the meal.

It can't be denied that the prices are high at Montaz - single starters are between £5 and £7 and main meals can cost anything from £11.50 to around £20 - but the quality of the food and experience make it worth it.

It's maybe not somewhere I could afford to go every weekend, but for a special occasion or when I have a bit of extra cash, I'd look no further.

All bowls and plates were scraped clean by the end of the meal
All bowls and plates were scraped clean by the end of the meal

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