This restaurant opened recently in High Street North in East Ham, East London, High Street North is home to many Southern Indian restaurants, both non-veg and veg around the area. But what makes this one different to the rest? Well there are branches across India and one in Dubai as well so it's an established venture like the Chennai Dosa chain.
This restaurant looks glam from the outside with the tinted windows and the catchy shop sign it seems a place which will be decent to eat it.
Enter the doors, wait to be seen by one of the many waiters, and you are taken to your seat. A busy restaurant indeed, why? Cheap and cheerful. Like the Chennai Dosa franchises this place offers a vast range of food at very similar prices.
Once seated you browse through the extended range of food on offer, from various options of Idli, which are like soft cakes made with rice and lentils, served with a sambar and chutneys, to the vast range of newer variations like fried, or even what I found extremely tasty, Chilli fried Idli, never seen before in other Indian restaurants myself, but this takes the twist of the ever so popular Chilli Paneer, and instead of Paneer (Indian cheese) Idli is used, and the outcome is great.
Other foods include, Dosa's, various ranges as well from Masala the most common, to vegetable dosa's, and the Paper dosa, an extremely long Indian pancake served with 5 different dippings, if you are hungry this is the option to go with, and for a bargain price if I remember correctly for £3.50!
Not only that, they have a vast range of Indian curries, from Chick Peas, to spinach to whatever you fancy.
I tried new varieties of Indian food at this place which I've not seen anywhere else, such as Chilli Batura, batura is like fried bread commonly popular in the Chole Batura dish, fried bread with chick peas which is a tasty treat most people enjoy, in this twist, batura pieces are coated in a chilli coating, as used in Chilli paneer, mixed in a chilli type curry which is not to running with chick peas and the result is tasty and once again it's a cheap price.
There are hardly any dishes that cost over £5, a few at most but the vast majority around 90% are below £5. You get a lot for your money; you could eat a meal for four people for less than £20, as with one dish there is a lot of content.
The manchurians are a must try, very tasty. Too many foods to try and I shall surely be visiting this place again with my friends and family.
Overall, the service is great, staff is friendly, and food is fantastic and cheap. If you're on a tight budget and want some nice food this is the place. They also do takeaways which is a plus.
Chennai Dosa faces some good competition with this place and I would recommend this place to all. A great place for vegetarians and those who like Indian food or all willing to try something new.
Great Indian Restaurant in Eastham. I have tried many Indian restaurants. But Vasanta Bhavan is the only restaurant which combines both the South and North Indian dishes at its authentic taste. Its like my other Home. Try it.
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