Tyson Fury is regularly seen procuring food from the Sultan of Lancaster Experience on the Lancaster University campus.
Self-proclaimed Gypsy King was recently spotted there last night (November 24) and her continued support means a lot to the staff.
Looking ahead to the Deontay Wilder fight, Tyson Fury reportedly ate six meals a day – including a curry – in preparation for the fight.
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In the hope that I too could one day become a heavyweight world champion, I wanted to see what kind of a treat left our Gypsy King satisfied.
So, we headed over to Sultans in Edward Robert’s Court to see what it was about. If it’s good enough for the heavyweight world champion, it’s good enough for me.
On busy evenings, the sultans hand out free bottled water and poppadoms to their guests. We went down at lunch time, but were always greeted with the same kindness – the total cost of our meal was reduced after asking for fried fries with a wrap. Not because we complained or anything, they just did.
You can sit inside or take your food out, and it’s open 9am to 4am, so you can eat there for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and your midnight snack if you want.
They serve a range of entrees priced under £ 5, like grilled halloumi (£ 5) and three chicken rolls (£ 3.50).
There is a lot of choice when it comes to the main dishes.
They serve classic curries (£ 8.95 – £ 12.95), vegan curries (£ 7.95), and chicken, lamb and veggie biryanis (£ 8.95 – £ 12.95) .
If you fancy a burger, you can get a cheeseburger, chicken burger, spicy chicken burger, or ‘The Grillionaire Chick’ for £ 3.25 to £ 5 on its own, or £ 5.70 to £ 7. as a meal, served with fries and a selected drink.
They also serve a “King Kong” burger consisting of three cheese patties, a chicken burger, meat and an egg, topped with lettuce and a mix of house sauces. If you’re brave enough to take on the burger, the meal costs £ 10.95.
Sultans also serve a range of grilled dishes, calzone pockets, sizzlers, chicken, vegan burgers and wraps, salads, fried chicken and fish, sides and desserts, as well as the set of their special menu.
We decided to go for the falafel wrap with fried fries and a drink (£ 6.50) as well as the special vegan curry consisting of peas, potatoes and cauliflower in a mild sauce, with rice, salad and a poppadom (£ 7.95).
When my food came out I was really stunned – so I started to wonder if my eyes were too big for my stomach.
For £ 7.95 the portion was huge, I certainly paid the same for a lot less elsewhere.
In addition to the bargain price, this was a very tasty vegan curry that I would definitely have again. The sauce was so delicious I wanted to make sure I didn’t leave any behind.
As for the falafel wrap, it was topped with hummus and said to be well filled with falafel and salad.
It looked less like a tortilla and more like a thick naan style bread, making it an ideal meal at an affordable price.
I think I understand why the heavyweight champion comes back to the sultans so often – because it’s cheap and good food – but also because of the attentive and welcoming nature of the staff.
It is a take-away dish that takes care of its presentation internally. There’s very little that they don’t offer, and they really, really want you to enjoy your food.
I might never be a heavyweight champion, but at least Tyson and I have one thing in common, Sultans is without a doubt my favorite takeaway in Lancaster.
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