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“Best I have had on Brick lane so far”
Review of Aladin Brick Lane

Aladin Brick Lane
Ranked #4,099 of 22,544 Restaurants in London
Price range: $13 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Spitalfields
Description: Praised by HRH Prince Charles and listed by the BBC as 'One of the World's Best Curry Houses', the Aladin is famously known for serving quality Indian food in the heart of London. Recently declared Winner of European Curry Awards. Also Selected as the Winner for Taste Brick Lane Awards 2014. Check Facebook profile and our website for details.
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best I have had on Brick lane so far”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Hi, I seem to end up in a curry house in Brick Lane with work collegues about once a year. Up until now I have had very poor food. However I was surprised to find the food was ok here.
There is no drinks license, so the staff go buy your drinks for you. I ended up with wine from georgia (russia) it was ok, but would recommend bringing your own.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Sharon S
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Food pretty good, but totally ruined staff & ambience”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

After hearing rave reviews, we arrived after booking a table to be greeted by a very abrubt and rude tout outside. We were then taken to the restaurant next door in the basement (which transpires is the sister restaurant to Aladin)

A couple were disrupted during their meal with the tout taking the chaps personal items from the table next to them and placing them on their table without even asking - we were then ushered to sit uncomfortably close next to them, which we declined.

We then went to the other side of the restaurant, then only to be sat next to another couple who were also moved after they complained.

Only soft drinks offered - you have to go down the off licence down the road if you want alcohol - something I had to do after ordering the main course.

Tables very small, food great - but everything else about this place lets the food down which is a shame.

Very rude staff - defo one to avoid on a first date... in fact avoid it.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Scott T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Guttered and very dissapointed”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

I tried so many restaurants in brick lane but for the very first time in "Aladin". The food took hour and half to come, when the food arrived the rice we returned because it was cold food was luke warm. Service was absolutely discusting atmosphere was shamble and cold. Take advise and avoid this place.

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2 Thank rimzb
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Conveyor belt”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Avoid this place like the plague! My worst curry experience ever. We felt rushed the whole time, they wanted us in and out as quickly as possible. Background music is high tempo to make you eat faster and shovel it in. One curry was nice, the other was so hot it was uncomfortable to eat, and I'm used to hot curries. As soon as we had our last mouthful but still drinking they asked us if we could hurry up as there were people waiting, even though the table next to us was empty for 10 minutes or so.

  • Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dreadful experience”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We booked Aladin a week in advance for a special occasion, having heard the food here was excellent and being curry lovers.
We waited for ages for our table and then got shunted to Nazrul next door. When we questioned this they told us they shared a kitchen!!.
Gave us a really hard sell, pushy, unpleasant and uncomfortable experience. Food was not good. Ranged from lacking in flavour to completely overpowering.
Very disappointed. Will not be gong there again. Beware being shunted to the next door restaurant.!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Caz1813
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