We came here after a few, ahem, drinks on a friday night. We just wanted filling up with food at a handy location, but in fact we had a splendid meal - a lot better than I expected given the sometimes mediocre to downright poor Indian food you can get (outside of my beloved Tooting, that is).
The staff were really accommodating and patient, not to mention friendly and funny too. They didn't mind our boisterousness and accommodated a late order, demands not to serve the boys any rice... and so on.
And to the food - my lamb spinach dish was absolutely delicious, with lots of lamb which was tender and tasty. In fact, everything was good, even the korma packed a bit more flavour than usual. Perhaps the muttar paneer was a little disappointing, but it's a minor niggle - and I have a muttar paneer long-standing favourtie that I suspect will never be bettered.
Portions are huge by the way!
We were in good spirits do I didn't really notice the price being unreasonable, we had a LOT of food and a few drinks and it came in around £20 a head - for good quality and a nice place.
I'd definitely go back if in the area - especially to avoid Brick Lane which I just can't stand.
Upselling up the wazzo... if you areclooking at the menu.. please know that the will try to upsell you for everything... which i hate... a bit of a mess...
This place has a perfect location being just around the corner from Tower Bridge i figured after sight seeing i grub on some good ole indian food. The place is cozy and the staff were very professional. We got seated and were offered the 2 course meal for 12.50 (Pounds) which was more than adequate.
I had the Murgh Tikka and the Murgh Biryani and i must say it was delicious. It wasnt quite the American sized portions i get in Dallas but it was flavorful and the setting was very nice. The only extraordinary thing was that my beer did cost 7 pounds which is a bit ridiculous but then again i am on vacation so who cares. I will definitely check it out again if i am in the area.
I haven't been to London since 2007, yet it still occurred to me that I needed to write a review about this place already.
That's right -- I still think about the food here three years later. It's not necessarily the best Indian food I've had in my life, but it was flavorful, well-executed and conveniently located near my friend's flat. I also remember it having a delicious and varied assortment of vegetarian options compared to the meat heavy menus I tend to encounter in the States. And the naan... aw gawd. Spot on.
Tower Bridge Road is redeemed by two things. Tower Bridge and Tower Tandoori. This curry tavern has been open since 1978 and is a saffron coloured beacon on this pretty grim high street.
The menu is typically large with the usual selection of mussalas, birianies and kurma's. But the dishes are spicy and fragrant, without that heavy curry sweetness that lesser kitchens tend to produce.
I had the Lamb Tikka Mussala which had a lovely, smoky flavour. Prices are slightly above average but not outrageously so for the quality.
The restaurant is cosy with warm colours, wooden floors and earthy textures. Service is friendly and I recommend booking for dinner.
I wasn't very impressed by this place.
The decor was a bit nasty for my liking, and I didn't care much for the ambiance of the place. The service was a little overzealous too. We were asked 3 times by 3 people if we were ready to order drinks, for example. The restaurant seems to cater to people who would otherwise be in Bengal Tiger, which is probably why I found it so annoying. Being Indian, when I go for a curry I want something more authentic than this, and don't really want to be mollycoddled.
The food was average. Not up to the standard I am used to, and I thought it was expensive for what it was. I can get better food for 60% of the price just north of the river in Whitechapel.
They also spelt everything strangely on the menu. Now I know this is transliterated from another language, but really, when you go to most restaurants everything is spelt the same way, so there's absolutely no need to change it other than to be awkward.
Very much a diamond in the rough.
Sitting in amongst dodgy looking pubs, fried chicken shops and other such fun the restaurant stands out massively and once you get inside you feel like you could easily be much further up the road in Borough; but with far better prices :
Alongside your normal curry house fair the specials are also well worth trying (and seem to change on a regular basis so are always good and seasonal).
With friendly staff who are clearly ecstatic to work there, great food and good prices the only downside is when you leave and you remember where you are!
I may be the odd one out here but I find the food from this place to be unspeakably mediocre. It may have been an off day for the chef when I had my delivery but it was like sending my taste buds to Hull on holiday.
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