Harden's survey result
“I keep coming back for the reliably distinctive range of Indian dishes… when I’m pushed to try new things I rarely regret it” – the “always interesting menu” at these longstanding pioneers of street food and thalis delivers “very tasty grub in generous portions that’s good value for money”. It’s run by MW Eats (the family company behind some of the capital’s most prestigious subcontinental restaurants).
“Fabulous Indian street food and thalis” make the seven sites in this “exceptional” central London chain real crowd-pleasers, and they show no sign of running out of steam two decades after their launch in Soho. Far from it, by all accounts they have “really improved over the past year or so – the quality of the dishes is now far beyond where it used to be” – and “they are not expensive”. Ranjit Mathrani, veteran chair of the family company behind the group, plans to open more branches; they also own high-end restaurants Amaya, Veeraswamy and Chutney Mary.
“Fresh-tasting food with distinctive flavours” and “unpretentious, tasty thalis” make this small London group (now in its 21st year) a “go-to chain” for its fans: “amazing value for such high-quality cuisine”.
“Fresh-tasting food with distinctive flavours” and “unpretentious, tasty thalis” make this small London group (now in its 20th year) a “go-to chain” for its fans: “amazing value for such high-quality cuisine”.
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lunch noon - 3.30 pm, dinner 5.30 pm - 11 pm, all day Sat
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