This is the recently renamed Cafe Naz at Corvino, the review of which seems to have disappeared. I started eating their lunch time buffet about 3 years ago when it was a much smalled affair and I was often the only person here. It is now absolutely stupendous and very popular. It is a multifloored barn of a place but only the ground floor is open at lunch times. If there are just a couple of you, just turn up, if you are in a group, by which I mean more than 4 then it's best to call ahead. Group wise they can fit an almost unlimited number, by which I mean hundreds.
The lunchtime buffet is £10, but by the time you've had a lassi or Cobra and the naan which you didn't request you will have spent £15-20. It is a tremendous buffet which seems to get bigger by the week and they vary a number of the dishes which is nice too. The buffet is excellent for non-veggies and veggies alike, there are normally about 4 starters and salads, four meat curries, four chicken curries, four vegetarian curries and side dishes and a prawn curry. There are also deserts, which I have seen but never had sufficient capacity for after gorging myself on chicken tikka, pakora, aloo chat, and several trips to the food counters. This is undoubtedly the best buffet in the area (and I include Brick Lane) and as far as a Bangladeshi take on British Indian food goes about as good as it normally gets. Their dhal is thin but perfectly counterpoints their pilau rice.
Arrive between 12pm and 1:30pm, by 2pm most of the food has been waffled and they do a meagre trade so the selection is lower. Don't bother coming in the evening, it feels cold and a little devoid of atmosphere, you will also have to eat ala carte. This is a lunch place.
This place is where my Indian development team come en masse when it's time for one to make the long trip back home and that should say all that needs to be said.
Buffet food is of very good quality. Quite often they have one fish or prawn curry which makes a nice change.
I've noticed recently the staff are trying harder with customer service which is good.
Sometimes the soft drinks are flat so they should open new bottles more regularly or introduce soft drinks on draught.
I eat lots of Indian food at various establishments and would recommend the buffet if you're feeling a little greedy ;-)
Even the city needs an Indian takeaway at times and Mumbai Square is the city workers equivalent to a local neighbourhood curry house. Perfect if you're piking up dinner for your wife after a few too many after work drinks.
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Established in 2009.
Mumbai Square is located minutes from Aldgate Station offering a truly unique dining experience. The restaurant presents a new menu all designed to reflect an ethos of innovation and creativity in one of the most stunning dining rooms in The City. We are committed to providing exquisite and tailored menus using authentic traditional recipes all designed to push boundaries in modern Indian dining.
Our philosophy: Traditional quality
Keeping up with all the traditions of its founder, a lot of effort has been placed to create an atmosphere that offers traditional ambience and cuisine of the highest standard. We have created a menu that caters for everyone from the health-conscious to vegetarians. We have even created our own children's menu, whereby, the dishes served are mild, healthy with plenty of flavor.
The character and atmosphere at Mumbai Square is truly unique; the pace is fast and the service faultless, a unique atmosphere that must be experienced to be appreciated.
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