Thank you for contacting us regarding your dining experience at Mango Indian. We are sorry you were disappointed and your experience did not meet expectations. Mango Indian is in SE1 and compared to other restaurants in the area we are priced accordingly. Our full menu is available to view on our website so our diners are able to view and decide whether we are a suitable restaurant for them. Our Biryani is one of our most popular dishes, so we are a little surprised by your comments. Mango Indian pride themselves on customer service, had you made it known to a member of staff that you were not happy with your Biryani, we would have immediately changed the dish for you. Unfortunately, if we are not made aware until after you have dined with us we are not able to resolve the situation.
We hope this has answered your questions. However, please do not hesitate in contacting me if you need further information.
We were made to feel very unwelcome by an abrupt, surly waiter when we asked for tap water rather than their high margin alcohol. Glasses were slammed down on his return.
Again same attitude when we "only" ordered 2 rices and 2 naans between 4. They very much into the hard sell and aren't afraid to show their dismay - nay, disgust - if you aren't going to empty your bank account for a meal.
Add this to the fact that their tables are too close together and you've got a rather unpleasant place to eat.
Good bye, Mango Tree!
Nothing was wrong (except the service, which was noticeably slow even though there was only one other table occupied, and they'd ordered before we arrived. I guessed that they were running with a reduced kitchen staff on that night). But nothing was fantastic.
It's nice inside, compared to other nearby Indian places, but for the higher-than-average prices, I'm looking for better ingredients and better cooking rather than better decor. The front of house staff were nice and smiley, though.
The last time we ate here was a week ago on Friday after work. Foolishly we did not book ahead (yes, business has picked up visibly) but the manager recognized us and managed to find a table for us. It was a very fair deal, he told us what time the reservation he was holding the table was for, we told him it was perfect since we just wanted a quick dinner - and voila, we're all happy. (We had over 90 minutes to dine which was more than enough for a reasonable after work meal).
I really love this place. And I think it's not just the interesting and delicious mix of traditional standards and creative new dishes. It's that the entire staff gives the impression that they want you to enjoy your time with them.
We really enjoy dining here - we bring our friends here and they love it, too - we all come back. Repeat that with a good percentage of their other customers and I think they should do well.
I highly recommend you try Mango Tree - but call ahead if you want to have dinner there on a Friday night.
We were all very impressed with the food, the chicken used in my dish was obviously good quality chicken breast rather than the scraps that you often get in lesser curry houses. It seemed good value at £60 for 3 of us (mains, poppadums, rice and drinks)
Friendly service as well, we got in there pretty late and were the last customers left, rather than trying to get rid of us we were offered a complimentary spirit and the owner came over for a chat! Will certainly be going again.
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