They were rude when we said we didn't want starters. They tried to say we hadn't ordered enough rice and bread (we had plenty as it turned out). They took about 45 minutes to bring the main courses and did not seem bothered when we asked where the food was, but were very keen to sell us more beer which we realised might be the motivation behnd the late food. They hovered around the table whilst we were clearly just eating and talking (not asking for anything else) trying to sell more beer and more food.
When we got the bill, we paid the whole bill, plus the tip and a bit more. For the first time ever in my experience, they came over and queried whether the money we'd put in was adequate. We checked it and it was (about £23 each). They then gave us quite a stare on the way out.
I think this kind of behaviour is really poor and I won't be going there again in a hurry.
My friend wasn't hungry but was prepared to sit with me and have a mineral water. We thought this wouldn't be a problem, since there was only one other couple in the place.
However, when we sat down and told the waiter, he seemed positively put out and, although not outright rude, often ignored us or was pretty unhelpful for the rest of the meal.
Anyway, having sat down I tried to focus on the food - maybe he (the waiter) was having a bad day...
I ordered the King Prawn curry from the 'Specials' menu, some Basmati rice, and some Spniach.
I have to say I was disappointed - especially with the prawns - obviously frozen with a curious metallic taste and the sauce was weak/watery. The spinach too was dry and tasteless - probably frozen?.
All this (plus a beer and a couple of pappadums) came to £24.
OK - so I agree with the other reviewer here - the chutneys were good, but overall I felt disappointed. There is far better available in Borough. And the food is often freshly cooked, tastier and served with a smile.
I wont be going back.
In particular the presentation of the Paneer Shashlik was very well done, on a sizzling hot plate.
Also the Pickles presented with the Poppadom were well selected.
The curry's seemed to be of a reasonable strength (not too mild, not too hot) served with soft a filling naan breads.
To sum it up, cheap and cheerful good food!
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