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“upmarket Indian Resto in heart of Soho”
Review of The Red Fort

The Red Fort
Ranked #1,302 of 23,854 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $79
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
Description: The original modern Indian restaurant, Dean Street's The Red Fort, has been flying the flag for flock-free, uber-contemporary Asian restaurants since 1983. Having undergone a complete refurbishment in 2010, The Red Fort remains at the forefront of cutting edge restaurant design with its sleek lines and block colour, designer lighting and modern artworks. A sparkling atmosphere means that The Red Fort appeals to a sophisticated crowd far beyond your post-pub curry seekers, with romantic dinner a deuxs taking place alongside business meetings. Much like the design, The Red Fort's menu takes Indian dining to a higher, more refined level with excellent ingredients used in creating wonderfully decadent dishes, delicately spiced and carefully flavoured. ..
Reviewed December 26, 2013

the food is good and if you the chefs special a good overview of the Indian kitchen. atmosphere is posh Indian, but not tho exotic, service very good, a little pricy but worth the money. in the middle of Soho

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Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

I love the food here but boy it's expensive!!! The set lunch is good value and the only times I am prepared to visit the restaurant.. If you are filthy rich and happy to spend 70-80 pounds per head then be sure to try their dum pukth biryani which is amaZing!!

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Thank Chandaal
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Well, what can I say, extremely disappointing. The service was good, the atmosphere convivial but the food was seriously lacking, not only in quality and flavour but it was also served cold. To add to that, 2 of our party experienced "delicate" stomachs the next day. We ordered the soft shell crab, monkfish and kebabs for starters and all were cold and lacking in flavour. The mains were commodity curries at best with no distinguishing textures or flavour. For £80 a head one would expect something of much higher quality and effort. I have eaten at many Indian, Bangali, Sri Lankan and Pakistani restaurants across London and this one is not memorable and neither will I be visiting again. The best restaurants (at all price points) set themselves apart by their authenticity or their signature dishes and approach - none of that applies here.

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1  Thank Tonka800
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Planned a dinner with friends... enjoyed the starters and the mains were very nice too. Good selection of dishes and wine list was good, the food deserves a 8+ out of 10 . However the service did not meet my expectations. The waiters kept asking to take our food from the table and we had not even finished so felt we were rushed and disappointed by this.

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Thank l0nd0n12345
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We felt seriously ripped off after spending £80 a head on food that, though good, is no better than the best of Brick Lane and at 4 times the price. Nothing in the dining experience justifies the eye-watering cost. No one greeted us or took our coats on arrival. The courses arrived within minutes of finishing the last one - 3 courses served within an hour and staff whisked each empty plate away without waiting for everyone at the table to finish. They were clearly keen to get us out and re-use the table, which is fine if you're at a cheap & cheerful curry house but not when you are paying for a proper restaurant experience. Worst of all, when our wine glasses were re-filled, the waiter filled up 5 out of 6 glasses, leaving one completely empty, so we had to buy a 2nd bottle. The waiter pretended he hadn't seen the 6th glass but didn't even bother to lie convincingly, let alone apologise. Note to the management: your customers are not complete morons - you may get away with this sort of rip-off once but none of us will ever go back.

Not only that, but - on a freezing November night - the doorwoman was holding the outer door open almost continuously and a queue of customers was holding the inner door open (just like in your local takeaway) so everyone sitting at tables near the door was frozen.

Frankly, The Red Fort is an insult to the many excellent Indian restaurants in London. Save your money.

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Thank Lapine006
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