My wife and i frequented this restaurant on a regular basis when it was called the silk bar. We went for my birthday recently and discovered it had changed name to east to west. It looked the same as silks so we carried on as normal. The decor is the same as to is the menu which is good because we love the silks food.
On arrival we took our seat and were the third couple in there. We immediately got asked for our drink order which was good and the amount of poppadoms we would like, again very quickly. We noticed there was only one waitress working that night and already she was busy. As more and more people came into the restaurant the waitress was buzzing around tables like a bee and it took 40 minutes for us to get our food after the poppadoms had been eaten, which we though was a long time considering. A large party came in and were rowdy and sat right by us which drowned out our chatter. They were offered a free drink each when they came in, which we thought was a bit strange as we hadn't been offered anything, but carried on.
The food was brilliant as per normal, both us having the chicken tikka. Price was good also. But it was the little things we missed like the personal feeling like it was when it was silks. We didn't get chocolates at the end of the meal or anything to wipe our hands on, which again was a nice touch previously. We were given complimentary irish coffees at the end of the meal without asking if we wanted, which we didn't, because i don't like coffee and my wife was driving!
All in all good food, good price but just isn't the same as it was before. May be a while till we visit again I'm afraid, which is sad because it was our favourite indian restaurant around by a mile.
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