My parents are Indian Food virgins, but I convinced them that they couldn't let a visit to London pass without sampling the Brits' favourite cuisine. We stumbled into this nondescript dining room off a side street seconds away King's Cross. Since then I've gone back time and again (they have a student discount, and lunch deals!), and brought visitors from Italy and Holland to it. They all reminisce about it with praise.
They insist on your having poppadom with the loveliest dips - pear chutney, fresh sliced cucumber, and my favourite - a light mint yogurt. They serve curry and tandoori in tiny little silver dishes, the traditional way, which at first glance looks like it won't fill you up, but by the end of the meal you're groaning. They never fail to warn you how "hot" - in temperature, the flavours are mild enough should you request so - every dish is as they set it down on the table. The prices are very reasonable, but the indian beer is a disappointment.
Terrible food, tiny portions. Rude, pushy staff that is constantly trying to hustle you and a mandatory tip added to your bill. Run away from here as fast as you can.
Best Indian food I've had in London in 30 years of visiting!
And they're open til midnight .
Went there on a Friday night (it was utterly empty except for 1 guy waiting for his takeaway) - service had to be forcibly demanded, with giant waving arms as all the waiters huddled around the bar area with their backs to the tables most of the time, chatting about something or other. No smiles, no friendliness, just a sense that they resent you having called them over so you could order water, or the bill... Food fairly average.
I just got rob by one of their staff tonight.
We are the 16th of december and I went for diner alone tonight as I am on a business trip.
I had a £15 dinner but the waiter predialed another higher amount on the credit card machine and quickly took back the details of the bill when I asked to check it again...
Classic but obviously very sad for your restaurant. The restaurant manager can contact me anytime if needed. I shared my complain with the George Hotel next door in order to alert clients about the fraud.
The 3 guys are aware og the technique as they were laughing and stressed at the same time when they noticed that I saw the trick.
So check twice before paying.
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