This is a very very late review! My friends and I took a trip to London from the states last year and was on the hunt for good Indian food (we heard from friends that the Indian food in the UK faaaarrrrr surpasses the ones here in the states). Honestly, we had no idea where to go so we just picked a random person on the streets to ask and were directed here.
The food is REALLY good, but based on the other reviews I'm reading, perhaps I'm just being biased because the Indian food in the states compared to this place is complete shit. I don't know. I just know we really enjoyed the flavors created in their dishes!
The only thing is this place is kind of small, I'm only 4'11" and 105 lbs and had trouble squeezing into my seat without sticking my body parts in the faces of my neighboring table.
I guess I will just have to try out other places on my next trip to the UK and then try here again and write another rating!
Delhi was such a good find. There were so many options in the soho/chinatown area that it was kind of hard to choose a place to eat. Delhi was inviting with the green vines and Christmas tree lights adorning the outside.
The restaurant was narrow as most buildings in London are, but once we were sent downstairs to be seated we were even in closer quarters. There was hardly any space between our table and our neighbors to our left and the right.
Lamb Vindaloo( Very Spicy) and Goat Curry were very nice. Wish I had a little more food though since the portions were small. But the Naan was awesome, we had a serving or garlic Naan and a regular one.
They treated us to some chocholate mints after dinner which I loved
I like this place a lot.
It's centrally located in the hustle and bustle of Central London, moments from Piccadilly, Tottenham Court and the theatres. And the cute gay boys.
The restaurant is small-ish and the tables are close together. It's not ideal for an intimate, quiet dinner, but it's great for some tasty curry and a good night with friends.
The chutneys are quite good. The mixed pickle is strong, but not too strong. The mint chutney tastes fresh. I'm not a fan of tamarind in general, but my friends enjoy it.
The onion bhaji? MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM and not too greasy.
The meat and veggie dishes are hearty and filling. The naan is fluffy and warm and all kinds of doughy goodness.
If you visit a few times and flirt with the waiters, they'll give you a gold card. With the gold card, it's 10% every time you eat there, and 20% off if you pay cash.
It's not cheap, but it's not in a cheap neighborhood.
This is my favorite consistent curry house in London. When I visit, I usually try to make it here at least once. This is not a place for a date or a business dinner, but, dining solo or with a couple friends, it's perfect.
What really impressed me here was the personal touch of service. I was there twice in the course of a month on two separate trips and they recognized me on the second visit, giving me a gold card for any return visits.
I like mouth-flaming-face-burning-off Indian food, opting usually for the Chicken Vindaloo or occasionally a Thall (which isn't on the menu, but they'll do it). But, what really impressed me was the vegetable dishes. Both the Saag Paneer and the Muttar Paneer were both amazing and available as sides. A lot of Indian restaurants make you purchase a second entree, making me feel like a glutton. Everything I have had here has been top notch, and I sure like the personalized treatment.
I came here for a much needed take out in between a drinking session at Lab bar, just down the road on Old Compton Street. The food was greasy and filling, just what I needed, and the staff were friendly and gave us a few complimentary popadoms, which went down well with me.
I can't say much as I only opted for its take away service, but it seems pretty decent. I wouldn't necessarily go out my way to come here but if need be, I certainly wouldn't be avoiding it.
I am also highly suspicious about the 'kingfisher' beer in the Delhi brasserie. If it is real, which I doubt, then they must have added about three teaspoons of coffee sweetener to each pint, along with some kind of beer deteriorating agent.
The place is basically a tourist trap, and offers overpriced average curries for undiscerning tourists.
Go somewhere else instead!
Very touristy, in a bad way. They don't have to try hard to get customers, and it shows. Service is efficient but unfriendly; they persuaded us to have draught Kingfisher but what they gave us wasn't Kingfisher, despite what it said on the glass. Unfortunately we were all too wimpy to refuse to pay for 9 pints of it. They also misheard how much I said to put on a credit card as part of the bill, probably deliberately (though I can't be sure - luckily the waiter confirmed what he thought I said)
The food was below average Indian for London, i.e. still quite tasty but nothing to write home about, or even tell someone outside in the street about for that matter. I won't be going back.
This place is an unfortunate stain on Soho's generally excellent and good-value culinary scene. Unfortunately, I'm sure the crowds of Spanish and Italian tourists (and Brits like us who should know better) will keep them going for many years to come.
Well done Delhi Brasserie, you are the recipient of my first bad review on Qype!
We were very surprised in The Delhi Brasserie in Soho. The starter, the Vegetarian Thali and the dessert were very delicious. Lassi drink was refreshing and good. The service was very friendly and the prices are on average.
This place is located in the Kensington area where there are just tons of great places to eat and drink. I actually wanted to try a different restaurant for lunch but it was closed so I walked down the street and found this restaurant. I love Indian food and they had a lunch special so I decided to give it a try. The reason that I am giving it 2 stars is that the food may have been tasty, but who could really tell because it was so unbelievably hot that one could only taste heat. I asked for mild and when the waiter said "it already comes mild" I suspected that it would not ready-made to order. What I got could melt steel. It was ridiculous. I will never return here again, and there are so many excellent Indian restaurants that will make food how you want it, why should I?
Pretty depressing cramped Indian with OK food, and rubbish beer. To be fair to them, I was so exhausted I can't really remember any of it, but my mates seem to have confirmed my worst fears! There are much much better places to eat around here
Not bad at all although I would have expected an Indian in the heart of Soho to be of a much higher standard than this place. We all went for basic curries and I wonder if the more unique dishes, such as quail and seafood might have been cooked with a little more finesse. Yes, the Kingfisher on tap was rank and we should have sent it back rather than drunk it (very English). I was disappointed not to see anything spicy on the menu. At all. I went for the lamb peri peri (interesting they have a south Indian dish in a place called dehli brasserie) and it was very tasty but had no heat whatsoever. In fact the other curries I tried, josh, masala etc were all extremely tasty hence the 3 stars. I must say though, the bill came to over £20 each, which is extortionate for shared rice and a small curry in a bogstandard curry house.
Haven't been here for lunch but is a really cozy dinner spot. Went here twice for dinner with family members. Most of the staff are friendly and take will take care of you really well. I love Indian but unfortunately don't have any other restaurants in London to compare it to. But as someone from NYC, which also has awesome Indian food, I would say the taste is good. The saag is delish but I've definitely had better roti. All in all, it's a good dining experience.
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