We live in South Shields and as we had never been to Tandoori International we decided to go on the recommendation of a Friend
The resaurant is open plan, with bright lights and a TV playing Bollywood Music. Due to the open plan it was very, very noisy.
We arrived to be shown to our table by a waiter who flung the menus on the table and walked away. We found the majority of the staff smug and did not warm to them at all.
We ordered popadoms and pickles as we looked at the menu, they were nice so we were looking foward to the rest of our meal. Everything went downhill from here .....
The waiter arrived to serve our main course after waiting 40 minutes for our starter. It was clear they had been forgotten as they were hastily served 10 minutes later. As the main had been ready for a while, it was begining to go cold, and had no taste what so ever, so bland and not very nice. The chicken was served in huge lumps and was basically the worst curry we had ever had.
Between courses the waiter approached us whilst pushing a chair. He placed it against our table saying he was putting it there as it always stays there! So unprofessional. The table was hard pushed to accomodate two let alone three.
The good points, the pickles and starters were good and as it was so bright we could read the menu at ease. We laughed our way through the night, but sadly for all the wrong reasons, never again, we will stick to what we know in future.
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