What is it with people? They latch on to a popular thing; patronise it to the extreme and end up believing all the hype before they've actually trusted their own senses. For God's sake, if you think this is a 'GOOD' curry house then you really haven't had a 'GOOD' curry. I've lived locally since 2010 and Hot Stuff was actually recommended to me by the people the moved out the house I moved into. Back then it was relatively good. It was exceptional value, better than average quality but moreover, had a great atmosphere with an air of 'Vauxhall's best kept secret' about it... until it was reviewed by The Guardian. Now it's full of wannabe hipsters who think they've found the next best thing when the baby was lost with the bath-water ages ago. But worst of all, the food is bland.
And I mean BLAND. If you're lucky you get a re-heated portion of rice served with an incredibly tasteless, watery 'curry' offering with 4 / 5 chunks of boiled meat. I say boiled because it's blatantly obvious that the (eg, chicken) hasn't been marinated prior to adding to the sauce. The (almost uniform chunks of) meat are all pre-cooked beforehand and then added to the 'sauce' after cooking. That's why every curry tastes almost the same. And the sauces are so thin and mildly spiced you can't really call it a curry without infringing some archaic trade description law!
Boys and girls, if you really want to take your friends for a decent curry, you could do a lot worse than take them 50 metres up South Lambeth Road to Mumbai Delight which I and all my friends have found to be outstanding. Yes it costs a few quid more but at least you're getting the real deal. Come on Hot Stuff - time to turn up the heat!
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