Visited Kayal on Saturday night as part of a group of twelve friends. I had the sadya which has the kayal soup to start and is followed by a selection of either vegetable or meat curries in little pots with rice and a flatbread. I'm afraid I didn't enjoy the kayal soup, but I think that was more of a personal taste thing rather than a reflection of the standard. It's a kind of seafood soup which I thought I would enjoy being a fan of fish, but it really wasn't my cup of tea at all. The rest of the curries in the pots were generally okay, but nothing blew me away and there were three that I really didn't like at all and left. The rice and the flat bread was fine. My partner and I had a bottle of Merlot between us which was okay and reasonably priced. The thing that really let the place down was the ridiculously slow service. We waited ages for our drinks as they wouldn't allow anyone to order from the bar and then there was further unacceptably lengthy delays between courses. The starters took at least 45 minutes to appear and then there was over an hour to wait until the mains arrived by which time we were all getting pretty fed-up. I don't really get the rave reviews, but each to his own I suppose. At just over £30 per head depending on what you'd had, it wasn't bad value, but I wouldn't be interested in returning. There was nothing that stood out or that had the wow factor foodwise and the service was beyond a joke. Shame, really.
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