Harden's survey result
“Some of the best Indian food in town” – “Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala are delightful hosts” and the “dated outside” of their City-fringe HQ “gives no clue that a meal here will be so delicious”. The cuisine offers “a different take on traditional Indian” (mixing Parsi and Goan dishes with more pan-Indian inspirations) and its longstanding “authenticity” and “creativity” is a continued joy, as is the “genuinely friendly way that TV-chef Cyrus T, OBE comes out to chat with guests”. “As good as you’ll get in Mumbai… and the traffic isn’t as bad!”
“In an unlikely location” east of the City, Cyrus Todiwala’s brightly decorated HQ delivers “time and time again”. “No ordinary Indian, the varied food is prepared with panache and extraordinarily skilled mixes of subtle flavours”. Service is “excellent” too, and the worst complaint amongst the many reports we receive is that “it’s a bit pricey”. Events are a regular feature here, and “Cyrus is very informative and entertaining throughout”.
“Every mouthful is a joy”, say fans of Cyrus Todiwala’s “airy and bright” (somewhat “eccentrically decorated”) City-fringe Indian, where “extremely attentive service” is a hallmark, and where “the man himself usually does the rounds in a clubbable fashion”. The “wide variety of unusual Parsi dishes” – “quite different food to standard Indian fare” – “are spicy rather than just hot (though you can have that too)”.
Cyrus Todiwala’s “genuine, exotic and intriguing” Parsi cuisine “relies on spices rather than heat (though you can get that too)” and delivers some “perfect flavours”. “The man himself is very jolly as he works the room” at his Whitechapel HQ, where there’s “always a cheerful welcome, and great service”.
Café Spice Namaste Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Not so good as last time. But busier!"
"Quiet. But good to see that some people are venturing out again"
"Good all round tonight."
|Wine per bottle||£23.75|
16 Prescot St, London, E1 8AZ
|Number of Diners:|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑11 pm|