Bought a voucher on Living Social for £16 for two beers, vegetarian curry, rice and nan for 2 and two main courses for under £7. Advertisement, photos and deal sounded great so I did not check it fully out beforehand-which I will now always do before buying from Living Social, Groupon, or the likes. When I looked up the reviews I had a sinking feeling.
Upon entry up a battered staircase with historical articles on walls we entered what reminded me of The Woodside Social Club in Glasgow-shabby flooring, walls requiring painting and very basic furniture-not the impression the advert gave. To add to this the weird bad oil smell. We were the first in at 6pm until the herds of Living Social Dealers.
As we are both vegetarian choice was more for meat dishes and they did not have our usual veggie dishes such as paneer saag or aloo gobi. The hubby doesn't drink beer, so we did not quite get our value for money.
We ordered masala dosa, bindi and dhal, vegetable curry All dishes were substandard and lacked flavour and spice apart from the small portion of bindi. The dhal was green and tasted like watery peas blended. The rice was plentiful and two small round hans basic. No poppadoms offered. Beer could have been cooler.
Staff were reasonable but were annoyed I couldn't print voucher out despite me having it on my phone and once resolved they became friendlier.
At the end they mentioned twice they expected a service charge which I cant recall being mentioned in Living Social and will take this up with them. If you have had the same experience I would ask for a refund from Living Social.
The only positive things about this restaurant are the price, location, space and calm from the bustle and of course its interesting history.
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