WILLS AND RAF MATES ENJOY REGAL CURRY DISH ON NIGHT OUT IN YORK

8 FEBRUARY 2008


While many a restaurant promises a meal "fit for a king", the phrase now rings true for a York curry house after the future monarch, Prince William, dropped by to sample a dish on the menu entitled Royal Delight.

The owner of the establishment had been expecting a large booking, but was stunned when the 25-year old royal - currently undergoing pilot training at a nearby RAF station - walked in with 46 friends and Army colleagues on Wednesday night.

"I was amazed," said Mohammed Omar. "I couldn't believe we had a royal here. The customers were going crazy."

The majority of Prince's party opted for the £7.95 house special, Royal Delight. The dish was named after the establishment's chef cooked the marinated chicken recipe for Wills' mother, Princess Diana, at a function at the Dorchester hotel.

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The Prince, who's currently undergoing pilot training at a nearby RAF station, stunned local diners at a York curry house when he walked in with 46 friends and Army colleagues on Wednesday nightPhoto: © Getty Images
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The house special at the Saffron Desi restaurant (above) is the £7.95 Royal Delight, named for the fact that restaurant's chef once prepared it for Wills' mother. And it was what most of the party opted to tryPhoto: © Saffron Desi