As the name Riyasat (means kingdom /heritage)in Urdu which is a language in the Indian subcontinent)suggests, the food is inspired by the 19th-century India , especially from the North of India. As soon as you enter the restaurant you feel as if you are in a tastefully done palace. Its Centrepoint is the tandoor section that is designed as a show kitchen. The servers are smartly dressed and very knowledgeable about the food they serve.
The food served here is a delight for both the eyes and taste buds . As mentioned before ,as the dishes find their orgins from mostly northern India, where the food is influenced by its muhgal rulers.Hence the food and the curries are rich and mostly heavy. The chefs have been very sucessful in serving old recipes with a modern twist that can be washed with some lovely favoured cocktails that remind you of smells and spices of the subcontinent. Home is what you feel after dining in Riyasat (if u get my meaning ).
Keep an eye open for deals as eating there can be very expensive. I visited them for a ladies night and a lunch deal they were doing during the summer .