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“If it's good enough for Mo...”
Review of Bilas Tandoori - CLOSED

Bilas Tandoori
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“If it's good enough for Mo...”
Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

I have been going to Bilas for a number of years now and can honestly say it is not your usual local indian restaurant. Having had many an enjoyable night, I have decided to write a review so other people can enjoy the same experience I do on a regular basis.

Food: Going to an indian restaurant usually means walking out with a gut-full of grease. Many a time have I taken a trip to the gents to expel litres of liquid that could fuel my car to Leicester and back. In fact, some say that the threat of non-renewable fuel is a myth as texan oil magnates are considering tapping the bellies of football louts who eat at their local 'Taj Mahal'. Bilas would drive these oil magnates crazy. Somehow (don't ask me how) they manage to keep the food satisfying without finding the need to coat onion bhajis in barrels of oil.

The food always tastes fresh and I know why. My daughter works in the local supermarket and sees the manager buying fresh produce on a daily basis rather than stocking up a weeks worth. Great idea as it pays off! In fact, you may be surprised to hear that Mo Farah buys his curry from here. There is a picture on the wall - endorsement!

Service: The staff at Bilas epitomise true customer service. They are all smart and well presented - as well as polite. Most indian restaurants will mess up and order, Bilas won't. The manager is excellent and always asks how I am and if my family is well. He makes a habit of knowing me personally.

Price: Do a comparison. Not much is cheaper.

Entertainment: This is the wow factor that distinguishes Bilas from it's feeble competition. The owner seems to have handed the reins over to his son who is bringing a fresh outlook to the place. He is a young chubby fellow who seems to have a million ideas. I recently went to a night at Bilas where they had a Bengali Elvis. How many times will you see that in your life?! As mentioned above, he is also visible and makes the effort to have a conversation. Full credit to him and his father for being such excellent hosts.

Overall: Bilas is an excellent venue and should be experienced by everybody in the area. It's aim isn't to change the world. It's just to bring fresh indian food to it's customers with a side order of a smile. 10/10. Please keep up the good work.

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Thank darsh2410
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BilasTandoori, Owner at Bilas Tandoori, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Hi,

Hope you are well and thanks very much for your kind review. The young chubby fellow is always glad for your custom and look forward to having you back. Very glad you enjoyed Elvis, we have him booked in again, it seems we cant get rid of him due to his popularity with customers such as yourself.

Kind Regards,
Bilas Tandoori
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Declious, Authentic and Exquisite!”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

The food on offer is simply sublime. I've had food a repeated number of times from here for one reason and one reason only - it's worth it! Everything has real substance and taste to it. The dishes simply speak for themselves.

If you love HOT food, ask them to throw a naga pepper in. They somehow produced dishes with REAL heat yet have such a lovely taste you keep wanting more and more!

Highly recommend you visit and I don't recommend many places.

~Mark.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Mark P
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BilasTandoori, Owner at Bilas Tandoori, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Hi,

Wow! what a great review, "delicious,authentic and exquisite", that should be quoted on our website on opur next update!!! Really glad you enjoyed, and we look forward to having you back on your next visit.

Kind regards,
Bilas Tandoori
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Unbelievable Curryhouse In Tedders”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great food, they were very friendly and helpful. Ordered a take-away, when i went in to collect, it was already waiting for me. Food is great, very happy.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank PietroPallas10
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BilasTandoori, Owner at Bilas Tandoori, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Hi,

Hope you are well and working hard at your studies. Really appreciate the review and your custom, and glad you enjoyed your experiences with us. Good luck with the studies again!

Kind Regards,
Bilas Tandoori
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tremendous curry”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Genuinely friendly staff with brilliant customer service. Takeaway service is always very quick and reliable. Their peshwari chicken is probably the best curry dish I've ever had.

Teddington is lucky to have such a great local curry place!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank IMurphy5150
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BilasTandoori, Owner at Bilas Tandoori, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Hi,

Hope you are well mate! Glad you enjoyed your curries from us, and the Peshwari chicken is indeed a very nice dish, think it may be my favourite too!! Hope all is going well with the law school, see you soon if possible :)

Kind Regards,
Bilas Tandoori
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west midlands
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“Indian lamb shanks....whatever next !”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Stayed in Teddington last week whilst visiting the Olympic tennis and found the Bilas late on Friday night when extremely tired and hungry - glad we did !. Food was excellent...I tried the strange soundling lamb shank which turned out to be great. Service quick and attentive, the place wasn't really busy for a Friday night and the complimentary liquors when paying the bill were a really nice touch.
Bombay Spice was literally across the road from the hotel but was totally empty and so we passed it by , along with a Meditteranian bistro and the Wimpy bar for the Bilas.....glad we did !

  • Visited August 2012
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BilasTandoori, Owner at Bilas Tandoori, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Hi,

Many thanks for your time in giving us feedback of your experience. For some reason, your visit sticks in my head even almost a year later. Table 7, Raan-E-Gudaz Lamb Shank ( I believe it was you and your wife to really test my memory?) :) Glad you enjoyed your meal, and if you are in the area again, do pop in and give us a return visit.

Kind Regards,
Bilas Tandoori
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