Lal Qila / Den Røde Mølle – Just OK

Lal Qila | Den Røde Mølle

Lal Qila or the Red Mill?

Visit Oslo launched a brand new app today; available for iPhone, iPad, and Android! We wanted to use this app to find an attraction nearby. It seemed to work, but  unlucky for us most museums closed at around 5 pm.

Myself and Christina made our own list of attractions we want to see, and then “bumped” our phones… Personally, I think I will use this app a lot for dining in Oslo. You can very easily find nearby cafe’s and restaurants by clicking on one button. Unfortunately this function did not work out for us today, as the place we eventually chose had not found its way to the app as of yet.

Me & Christina ready for a new restaurant

Me & Christina ready for a new restaurant

The restaurant Lal Qila (or is it “Den Røde Mølle” + Lal Qila; they didn’t bother to remove the old sign) is a newly opened Indian-Pakistani restaurant in Oslo, originally a pizzeria since the 70’s (named only “Den Røde Mølle”); re-opened in january 2012 with a new name and a new concept, as well as new owners.

Lal Qila Den Røde Mølle

Lal Qila Den Røde Mølle

The atmosphere and interior are still the same; dark and mystic. The tables are well decorated, and the lighting dimmed.

Lal Qila Den Røde Mølle

Nan @ Lal Qila Den Røde Mølle

Lal Qila Den Røde Mølle

Rice @ Lal Qila Den Røde Mølle

Lal Qila Den Røde Mølle

Chicken Pot @ Lal Qila Den Røde Mølle

The place was under staffed tonight; we waited for about 30 minutes to order. We decided on today’s special; curry chicken (99 NOK). It was OK. Lean chicken, but taste was bland. The rice was tasteless, and the nan bread would have been too if it hadn’t been for the garlic topping. OK to try since I live nearby, but I liked the wine better than the food. I wouldn’t go here again as there are better choices in the same area, nor am I a great fan of this type of cuisine. I should also mention that the menu did have a lot of tempting dishes to choose from, prices for main dishes about 150 – 180 NOK.

My rating: ♥♥

…Would not go back for the food. There are several better alternatives around (both left and right). 

 

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