I went here for a meal with friends and my girlfriend as had tried to book Apne, but it was full on Friday night. Exquisite had a table and the place looked great from reviews and their website so I thought we'd try it.
The staff were very welcoming and polite, and the atmosphere was, albeit quiet initially, great throughout the night. The restaurant is well decorated and is very clean.
Poppadoms were on the house and they have no licence, so take your own drinks - makes for a cheap night out! We had starters and mains because we thought there were only three desserts - however there are more, but there is a separate menu they bring you afterwards - just a forewarning!
I had the onion bahji to start and a chicken bhuna for main. Both of these were very tasty but a bit too greasy for my liking - we all agreed on this, Apne isn't as greasy at all. But nevertheless it was good tasting traditional indian food. Another slight let down was that I was expecting it to be much hotter than it was - it said on the menu hot and dry, but it was extremely mild.
Everyone else enjoyed there food and were pleased with the restaurant. The staff were always very helpful and very jovial.
For four of us to have starters and mains and a side order of nan breads each it came to around £40 which I thought was extremely good value!
The night was excellent apart from a group of 8 lads who ruined it for everyone. They were very rowdy and drunk; they kept spilling the drinks everywhere and annoying a group of ladies behind them. Nevertheless, they did go soon after and the atmosphere was restored. This is nothing to do with the restaurant and isn't a negative aimed at the restaurant.
Overall, I was very impressed. I would come again for the tasty food and great prices. Although I do think Apne is better - more tasty, hotter and less greasy. I would recommend this to anyone though.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.