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Chawol - CLOSED

5 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5PA, England
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Oct 3, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery

19 reviews from our community

42% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

As of October 2013, Chawol has closed and it looks like it has been converted into some sort of cake shop.

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Bangalore, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The food is average and expensive. The service is not great. The only thing I liked is the ambience and the location. Lot of room for improvement.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

An update to my earlier positive review: on my last visit, the service charge was added in the middle of the bill as "S--- C---" again. The only reason to do this is to fool customers into paying the service charge twice, so I can no longer recommend this restaurant. This is a shame because I find the food and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The recent lunch buffet has now stopped but because I knew the food was good, I introduced 2 friends to this restaurant. First of all it wasn't a busy place so you would have expected a more he attentive or at least a more polite service. Clearly not! Our waiter threw the menus at us and grunted with each throw.... More

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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Horrible staff, the food is fine, but the staff is RUDE and very slow, takes then long long time to bring you the food and get confused with an order for only three persons. There are many Indian restaurants in London, I can be bothered to go back there

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

I went to Chawol a while ago for my birthday, first thing's first, customer service is not their forte! Firstly, we asked if we could share a couple of portions of rice between us, they refused and said everyone HAD to order rice. A small issue, but not a friendly start. We were served by grumpy waiters, one stood and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The menu has some interesting dishes you won't find at run-of-the-mill Indian restaurants. The food is very tasty, probably the best curry in the neighbourhood. I've been going there on and off for years, and I've never seen the waiters be rude to customers so I really don't understand the previous comments. A couple of years ago, they did have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Buffet menu was decent and food was also good . But the behaviour of the staff (only two youngsters) was disgusting . They were awkwardly joking and laughing at us . Bill was just thrown at us . Apalling service , avoid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Got a curry from Chawol randomly after a menu dropped through our door. Really great, a few things on the menu that make a change from the usual offerings. Quick delivery and the food was very good quality, esp the tandoori dishes. Much more authentic than Holy Cow and a good 20% cheaper.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is one of those places that so easily could be great, but it has some big problems: - The owner is rude and arrogant (I've seen him throw the bill on the table) - It's £2 more expensive per dish than anywhere else around - Food is so oily It does serve tasty food, but for that you have... More

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