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“Weird but not for us.”

Novo Sports Bar & Paddy Singh Restaurant
Ranked #467 of 897 Restaurants in Murcia
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Having been coming to this part of the world (La Manga Club) for 20 years we had heard about this restaurant (with some amusement at the name) and we finally succumbed this trip to a visit at the urging of some friends. First let me say that we are foodies and are a bit picky about our dining experiences but we will give anything a go - ONCE!

We arrived to find a surprising number of people in the restaurant - all of whom were english speaking. This was the first clue abut what was in store. Secondly the staff were all english as well apart from the Irish owner and the Indian brigade in the kitchen.

The menu is bizarre. A mixture of Irish, Indian and English....with a lot of chips. We had come for the Indian menu and I opted for a Chicken Hariyali while C went for his benchmark dish of Chicken Jalfraezzi - the waitress ( a term I despise but which was appropriate in this case) asked us if we wanted chips, rice or half and half with our main dishes. After a stunned silence we went for pilau rice and a side dish of Sag Aloo. Poppadoms and dips to start were OK although it was the first time I have had the dips in plastic containers.

The curries were not too bad but woefully underseasoned in terms of salt rather than heat,

My Chicken was quite tender and the fresh coriander, peppers and mint made for a good dish - but there was far too much rice. Chris was less enamoured of his Jalfraezzi. The Sag Aloo looked like swamp mud but actually tasted OK. I suspect they has used frozen Spinach.

The prices matched those you would find in any UK Indian Restaurant.

People watching was interesting - at a table next to us the large ( both numerically and in term sof weight) family ordered sizzlers (18 inch platters of meat) accompanied by vast plates of chips and coleslaw. Need I say more.

The value propsition of this restaurant is quantity rather than quality and who are we to say that this is not meeting a market demand - but it is definately not for us.

Good luck to them . They meet a market niche but it is a long way from fine dining or (as we would prefer) good, healthy and inexpensive Spanish food of a menu del dia with salads and fish.

I wish them well but I don't think we will be back.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Heard the ad on local radio, so thought i would go and find it, plenty of choice on the food front, prices ok 2 food was nice, the sweets was a bit of a rip off, 3.75 for what was knickerbocker glor looked nothing like on the picture, Good for the football loads of tvs. Also plenty of people in the bar on the 2 time i went. You might have to book for Sunday lunch it can be very bizzy on Sun

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

We were recomended this place by a bar on La Manga Club. When we found it we were suprised to see how busy it was in compared to everywhere else we visited which seemed dead by comparison. The owner is a great friendly Irish guy who made us feel welcome even though we had the impression most punters were regulars. To our amazement they have a hard core Indian chef team knocking out fab Indian food in what seemed like a matter of seconds. It was easily as good if not better than most Indians we have visited in the UK. The bonus is the live music. We had to leave early but there was a great guy from Scotland putting out favourite tunes from Neil Diamond and the like. Highly reccomended.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014
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