We were staying at a hotel in Knightsbridge and wanted an Indian meal. After looking on Tripadvisor we booked at the Haandi. We went in through the Brompton Road entrance and nearly turned round. It is down quite a poorly decorated staircase and along a narrow corridor. Once in, what a transformation. We were greeted warmly and escorted to a table straightaway. The restaurant was fairly empty but the service was still first class with two waiters ready to serve drinks and take food orders. They kept returning to fill the wine glasses during the meal even though other diners began to arrive. We decided on a starter each and a main course each but complimentary poppadums arrived as we were waiting a little while as the chef (who you can see working) prepared the starters. My wife had a fairly expensive sea food starter. On reflection we should have shared this as it was both delicious and extensive. My cassava starter was also good but not as nice as the sea food.
Main courses were also delicious. I had lamb on the bone which I would thoroughly recommend.
Total bill for two courses and a bottle of wine came to £84 including service charge which we though was reasonable for central London. What do you do when you have had really good service but have had 12.5% service charge already added?
We wish we had stayed on for a coffee as the service in our hotel when we went back was much worse and very expensive. We left via the Cheval Place entrance which was much more in keeping with the restaurant as a whole.
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