Comparing to other places in Bricklane serving similar type of cuisine I found this restaurant pleasantly clean and nicely decorated.
The lunch deal bargained was a starter +main+beer/wine for £10 per person which was great taking into consideration that the food was well prepared and really tasty.
I went here for a work lunch, and there were 20 of us in total. The restaurant was completely empty, and during the 2 hours we were there they had no other customers, which was quite worrying, but I guess Thursday lunchtime is a very slow period for Brick Lane restaurants.
As a big group we each ordered different curries to share, with rice and naan. The curries were a bit on the oily side, but they tasted good, although some were a bit bland the cream based ones had a bit too much cream in them. Serving sizes were quite big, with plenty of meat and veg in the curry instead of just sauce.
I recommend ordering the mushroom rice as they were terrific. The naan breads were standard, with some of the slightly burnt, so best avoided.
As usual, they served Kingfisher and Cobra beer, although make sure you ask for a small if you want a pint otherwise they automatically give you a large (660ml) bottle!
Pricewise it came up to £14 per person (after 10% discount, a standard if you ask on arrival) for quite a filling meal, but a tad expensive I would say for the highly competitive area of Brick Lane. Given the multitude of restaurants there, I would definitely not be trying this place again, but overall the quality was decent.
Does exactly what it says on the tin. If you're looking for a standard curry for a standard price then this is certainly above average, and a lot better than a lot of the places on brick lane. That said, this is not the best curry house in London by some way.
Friendly staff though, solid portions and its clean and tidy.
Some friends took me here when I first moved to London four years ago. Then a week later, my brother told me he was going to take me to his favourite curry house on Brick Lane. Yep, same place.
Since then, it's been my regular as well, and I've brought a lot of friends and overseas visitors with me over the years. They've coped very well with allergy issues and have welcomed small children. The staff are so friendly, I feel positively guilty for going anywhere else.
I'm still not tired of their veggie options and their specialties really are. In sum, very decent curries, great price, and I haven't found anywhere on Brick Lane to beat it.
In my humble opinion, this is one of the best restaurants on Brick Lane. Having been there about 5 or 6 times, I am always greeted with a warm welcome and complimentary poppadums. The service is amazing and the food even better. For a tenner or less, I always manage to get an exceptional curry and a large Cobra. What could be better? I am a big fan of their creamier dishes (e.g. chicken tikka massala and chicken korma) but have also had their meat tali which was incredible value for money- could definitely have been shared as it was enormous! The pens they give you at the end of the meal are complimentary- I have had many strange looks given to me on occasions when I have used these pens to sign important documents! Quite a useful thing to have with you though! Definitely worth a visit!
My curry house of choice in Brick Lane. There are many curry houses here, all competing for your competition (as you will discover as you walk down Brick Lane on any evening!) The Standard is tried and tesred; staff are always friendly and courteous and the atmosphere is classy without being pretentious. The curry is fantastic; the puppodoms are always crisp and served with a fine selection of accompaniments (the lime pickle is good!) The rice has an aromatic flavour to it and a variety of desserts round off a wonderful meal every time. Head for the Standard and prepare to be converted - you won't want to go anywhere else on Brick Lane!
The restaurant can guarantee provincial Bangladeshi and Indian food at its Finest. Our Head Chef has over 15 years of experience cooking for exceptional establishment all over Bangladesh and parts of India. He is assisted by a sous-chef with 12 years of knowledge.
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