Decor: Plush and spacious. With particularly nice light fittings.
Music: Dim recollection - someone recalls hearing vaguely
Indian music but perhaps with a mouth organ at one point... I guess it
- A pleasant pub section at the front, very convenient for meeting up.
Time to get served: 20 minutes.
Favourite menu description: "A taste surpassing all
- Bad and abrupt service.
- Long delays to get extra food and drink, even though the
restaurant was quite empty.
- Once told to buy our drinks in the pub section at the front of the
- People were asked to move seats so that it would be easier to get
the trolley through.
STARTERS ||Saved by the Bagees|
Popadums: Not particularly exciting. Wrong number
of them, spicy when not requested.
Lime pickle and other chutneys: Only three things: "Potent, hot
and tasty" lime pickle, "boring" onion, and yoghurt.
Onion bagees: Crispy-edged and nice.
MAIN COURSES AND DESERTS ||OK|
Chicken Tikka Dupiaza: "Bland" (Holden).
Bombay Potatoes: Nice big portion.
Vegetable Dansak: "Good but not up to Gulab standards - varied mix of veg but could
have been sweeter" (Dixon).
Prawn Patia: "Quite hot".
Chicken Tikka something "OK, nothing special" (Shine).
- Praise for "great" Cheese Naan with "decent layer of cheese" and
very nice Roti.
- Very full selection of deserts - Cointreau ice cream enjoyable but
"not very alchoholic" (probably Holden).
||Sweets with bill
|| Too drunk to remember
- A scattering of mini aniseed sweets with the bill.
Certainly on a good day one can have a great curry here, but this
particular visit was not particularly exciting and again was let down
by the dismal service. We therefore award the Sardar Palace 2