Was in downtown Durham at arcana and needed a bite to eat. Saw this place had a good rating and was well mentioned on GF apps so stopped in. Gobi suka and Bhaji with chaat were great flavor and the kabobs were good as well. So chickpea breaded cauliflower, a scallion type cake with roasted chickpeas all well seasoned and flavored. The kabobs were a good assortment.
Great Food -- But Don't Trust All Their GF Claims Viceroy is a great new Durham restaurant that combines the food of South Asia with the ambiance (and food) of a late Victorian British pub. The ambiance is charming -- at the same time whimsical and monumental, ornamental and plain. Our service on a Sunday night was outstanding. Two of our three cocktails were really special. My party of three shared several dishes. The Siam Salad (papaya mainly) was perfectly prepared and dressed very much as one would get in a Thai restaurant, the Rogan Josh was everything you want in that dish, and the kabob platter was particularly impressive -- with several varieties of meat each cooked just right. So the food was great. We also ordered some Indian fritters and fried battered cauliflower, which the other two members of my table said was wonderful. Happily, many of Viceroy's dishes are gluten-free, and -- even better -- they mark them on the menu. Sadly, however, some of them are falsely marked. The fritters and cauliflower I mention above, for example, are marked as GF on the menu -- but are instead cooked in a fryer which our server said (and I had her confirm this with the kitchen) is not restricted to GF foods. I would have given this place five stars easily, because they do feature several truly GF menu items to choose from. However, because of the false info -- very dangerous for those of us with celiac disease who are not supposed to consume more than 20ppm gluten -- I marked them down.