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“Delicious food”
Review of New Madras

New Madras
Ranked #8 of 174 Restaurants in Bugibba
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 31, 2013

It was New Years Eve & we'd just landed in a very wet & windy Malta. Having checked into our hotel we set of on a quest to find food, most places were closed (for NYE) or preparing for a party, but we spotted this little Indian restaurant tucked into a side street & decided to give it a go.

We hadn't booked but the chap running the restaurant said we could go in & we promised to fe out by the time their party guests arrived.

We just ordered a main course as the food was quite expensive compared to what we pay the UK. I would say a third more expensive.

It took quite a while to arrive, but isee from other comments that its all cooked fresh, so that would explain that.

But my goodness it was delicious. A good range of vegetarian options & not just the usual side dish choices. Hubby only got 4 pieces of chicken tikka for €7.50, which is half of what you'd get at home., but he said it was very flavourful.

I ordered a potato & paneer kofta dish which was out of this world, and the garlic bread? wow! Scrummy.

Service was not rushed & polite. And the house wine was pretty good too.

Would happily return.

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Went to the New Madras after reading good reviews. The restaurant is quite small and there for feels a bit closed in. We got the starters fairly quick and were lovely but then we had to wait an hour before the main course arrived. By this time I was 10pm and I don't like eating that late so that spoilt the whole dining experience. We complained to the staff who didn't seem to care, I don't mean so much that it took a long time but the service was rubbish - if they had said while we were waiting that the food was taking longer than normal it would have helped. 10 minutes after they took the starter plates away we were given warm plates for the main course which were cold by the time the food appeared. Having said that the food was very good so will give them another chance. The thing that comes to mind is if the service is slow in November what will it be like in August when the area is a lot busier. Still prefer The Ghandi Tandoori in St Pauls Bay where the service is so much better.

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Thank fabslb
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muthuraman v, Owner at New Madras, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2013

Dear Guest,
We thank you for your review and your compliments regarding our Indian food. We are very glad that you enjoyed both the starters and main course. we clearly remember the day you came on that Saturday was the busiest day of the month and the restaurant was full. As indicated in the reviews, it is always advisible to book at our restaurant especially on weekends .As iam a chef patron having the expertise in Indian cusine ,insists on preparing all dishes by myself to ensure the highest quality. Furthermore ,we only use genuine ingredients and spices with no artificial additives/preservatives and this entails slightly longer preparation,rather than having readily prepared dishes and just heating food up .Since we remember apologizing profusely regarding the delay of food. I ensure that we will make a quality service on your next visit. we look forward to welcoming you again to our restaurant.
Best Regards,
Chef Patron Of New Madras,
Vellaichamy Muthuraman.

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

i think that this is one of the best indian restaurants in bugibba, qawra st pauls area (although not in the whole of malta :P). the portions are filling and the staff is very nice. after we finished eating we left quite a bit of one of the curries (because we were full), the cook thought we didnt like it because itw as too hot, he offered to make us another one! lovely food & lovely staff :)

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Thank janaaff
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We read about this first on trip advisor and so we booked eagerly. Restaurant is next door to the more obvious restaurant called Venus. Not pretentious in any way and yet staff are attentive. Food is simply superb. We had the onion baji which was tasty. Popadums might have been crisper but were good. Dhal was perfect. Chicken tikka masala simply superb and the chicken with some saffron done in the tandoor oven was excellent and moist. All in all an Indian restaurant where it is obvious the food is freshly cooked and not out of bottled sauces. Well done and keep up the good standard. We live in Malta and we will be back much and often!!

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Thank Islandlassie
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Really good home-cooked Indian food. The chef happily agreed to make the Indian masala tea as well when requested; even thought it was not on the menu. The food was simply awesome and would definitely recommend a visit.

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