RestaurantsLondonEustonNW1

survey result

Summary

£30
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This long-standing institution”“the first bhel poori house in Drummond Street” (the ‘Little India’ enclave behind Euston station) – offers “authentic and tasty vegetarian Indian street food for not much dosh”. There are “no surprises” here, and the “basic, very simple decor and pine furniture” are “unchanged in decades” – all part of the timewarp appeal to its legion of long-term habitués.

Summary

£25
    £
3
Good
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Perhaps “the best of the bunch among the Indian restaurants along Drummond Street near Euston” – this “no-frills institution” has served a “varied South Indian vegetarian menu” to a mixed crowd of students and office workers for the best part of 50 years. Its “terrific value” (and BYO policy) means it can be “too crowded for comfort”, but while the interior is “sketchy” it’s a joy to any style anoraks who want to know what a late 1960s canteen actually looked like.

Summary

£25
    £
3
Good
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Perhaps “the best of the bunch among the Indian restaurants along Drummond Street near Euston” – this “no-frills institution” has served a “varied South Indian vegetarian menu” to a mixed crowd of students and office workers for the best part of 50 years. Its “terrific value” (and BYO policy) means it can be “too crowded for comfort”, but while the interior is “sketchy” it’s a joy to any style anoraks who want to know what a late 1960s canteen actually looked like.

Summary

£28
    £
3
Good
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still around after nearly 50 years”, this “battered-looking” south Indian veggie canteen in the ‘Little India’ stretch behind Euston station is “still dishing out some of the best dosas, thalis and vegetarian snacks in London” – and still at a “low, low price”. Top Tip: BYO.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
100

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£2.70 £7.00 £7.00 £2.85
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £13.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
121-123 Drummond St, London, NW1 2HL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

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