Do not come to this restuarant if you want a bog standard india meal!!! The food here is authentic and is just like I ate in India not the bright red masala sauces of many indian restuarants. The food is always cooked to order and good food shouldn't be rushed you are dining for the experience not just a quick hour turn around pub experience! Great food time to enjoy each others company, talk and have a few drinks!
As for being over familiar well I think that anyone who remembers all his customers and their names and what they had previously if you have been before should be on Mastermind not ridiculed. I personally like the fact I can ring up and book a table I am remembered from the moment I say my name, I like the fact the owner remembers my 8 year old and makes an effort to treat him with kindness and like a small adult which he also loves. I also like that he takes the time to recommend dishes and sides to compliment them.
If you want an impersonal service at a restuarant then don't come here, go somewhere else and leave the people who appreciate a good unrushed service to eat in peace!!
If you own or manage The 1875 Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.