RestaurantsLondonSouth WoodfordE18

survey result

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An exceptional local” – this Woodford four-year-old (from the ex-manager and ex-head chef of Mayfair’s Tamarind) delivers “a real treat of modern, well-spiced food”, and draws fans from north London to Essex. On the downside, the “noisy” room “could be more cosy”.

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An exceptional local” – this Woodford three-year-old (from the ex-manager and ex-head chef of Mayfair’s Tamarind) delivers “a real treat of modern, well-spiced food”, and draws fans from north London to Essex. On the downside, the “noisy” room “could be more cosy”.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Some amazing tastes” reward a visit to this Woodford two-year-old from the ex-manager and ex-head chef of Mayfair’s Tamarind – “not your normal Indian, with a menu that showcases dishes from across the subcontinent (Afghanistan, Pakistan, North India and Bangladesh)”. Even those who feel the food “is a bit pricey for its location” say “it’s very good”.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The depth of flavour of the dishes is incredible” say fans of this comparatively elegant high street Indian yearling in Woodford: brainchild of Rajesh Suri and Dayashankar Sharma, the ex-manager and ex-head chef of Mayfair’s Tamarind.

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Owner's description

Welcome to Grand Trunk Road

We feel privileged to offer all our guests an experience of 2500 miles long gastronomic journey from Kabul to Kolkata on the Grand Trunk Road.

A moment in time, a stretch of history, a map of flavours with a modern take on ancient delicacies using traditional cooking methods. The seductive flavours range from barbequed temptations of Peshawar and Rawalpindi to the sumptuous secrets of the Imperial Dastarkhan’s (royal dining style) of Delhi and Agra; from the succulents kebabs of the princely state of Awadh region to sublime vegetarian repast of Varanasi, the tantalizing seafood from Kolkata and sweets from Bengal. Indeed, the Grand Trunk Road is the best introduction to the fulsome flavours of historic India.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £28.50
Dinner   £38.50
SundayLunch   £28.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 78.50 Dinner only 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.50 £23.95 £6.95 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair
Yes
No dress code
Yes
219 High Street, London, E18 2PB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm

The 2020 Harden's Guide

2020 Hardens London Restaurant Guide

"User friendly in price, size and outlook"

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