I didn't stay at the hostel but decided to meet up there with my daughter for lunch. I'd read some of the internet reviews on the food. Some were good, some were bad but for £6 per head I didn't really care as if were really bad we could have left it and gone elsewhere!
The location is great for central London just at the edge of the rather smart Fitzroy Square and just a few hundred meters from Great Portland St., Warren St. and Goodge St. tube stations. The cafeteria is on the ground floor to the right of reception. All rather basic but perfectly functional. Walk up to the small serving area where dishes have been freshly plated up in anticipation and the staff will explain what's on offer. Make the selection, load your tray and pay at the desk which in our case came to about £11 total. We both had pilau rice. I had a fish curry, a saag with chick pea side dish and mint riata. My daughter had chicken curry (on the bone). On the bare table was a complimentary jug of water. I'm no expert but I know what I like and the taste was excellent. Shortly after we finished the table was cleared and we were left to chat and people watch the variety of eaters - certainly not limited to students or travellers on a budget.
So a decent curry in the centre of London for the price of a burger and chips. Excellent and thanks to all the staff at the YMCA India!
- Also Known As:
- Ymca Indian Student Hotel London
- YMCA Indian Student Hostel London, England