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Curry Special

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428-432 Ley Street, Ilford IG2 7BS, England
+44 208 518 3005
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Me and my family love this restaurant we go regularly, and have had a number of family gatherings. I thoroughly recommend it here the staff and owner are very friendly and welcoming.

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Thank PriShiv S
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing stuff very friendly would highly recommend it, any bad reviews on here are probably people just over reacting. The customer service was top food presentation was beautiful and the overall the food tasted amazing. Defo coming back!

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Thank SpaceTraveller1993
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Called in after work , not local but was recommended ! What a delight , attentive staff but not overbearing & the food only second to the fabulous curries I last had in Pune !! A real treat !

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Thank RachMound
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Now called Veer but the food is still very good, the menu might not be as extensive as some places but what is on there is very good. I eat here whenever I'm in the area fr work and I've never been disappointed, the staff are great too - the lamb biryani is excellent

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Thank scannings
Boulder, Colorado
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Can really recommend this little Indian restaurant. We enjoyed everything from he papadums to the curries. All four of us visiting appreciate a good curry and this restaurant delivered. We all had different food but everyone seemed happy. I understand that they recently changed ownership and name so have submitted changed info to Tripadvisor. It is now called Veer and... More 

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Thank MartinHolmgren
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Its still the same place as before, but a few changes, Staff are good, Food is good (as before when it was Curry Special) and the atmosphere it also nice. Overall a good place to take family, friends or even a business meeting

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1 Thank Pappaji
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Really bad food! If you're looking for authentic Indian then this definitely isn't the place you are after. The food is cooked for the non Asian customers, looks great but tastes bad. All of the meat curry's are poor and if you know how a curry should taste then you would know that the meat shouldn't simply sit on top... More 

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Thank 4Eva2015
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Early evening curry while I was away with work so the place was quiet but the service was still very good but not over fussy. Food was spot on, very nice lamb madras, not over hot but nice and tasty and spicy, good tandoori roti and popadums at 40p each is very fair. I'll certainly go again when I, back... More 

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Thank scannings
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

The best indian cuisine in East London to make your evening special ,,,food is always perfect ,and staff very friendly , highly recommend

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1 Thank Onkar R
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have been to this restaurant so many times in last 20 years. have improved in deco and ambience, but taste of food and service is gradually going down. That authentic taste of India is gone, service needs to be improved a lot Most recent visit food was half cooked , drinks were spilled by waiters on table , had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$51 - $199
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428-432 Ley Street, Ilford IG2 7BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Ilford
  • Phone Number: +44 208 518 3005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?