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Category: 1. Reviews (London)

Charlton (Kasturi)

10 The Village, Charlton, SE7 8UD Tel: 020 8319 3439 or 020 8319 3436 E-mail: info@ kasturi-restaurant.com www: kasturi-restaurant.com Open: Sunday–Saturday 5.30pm to 11.30pm Monday closed Where is it? In Charlton Village near the historic Charlton House. How do I get there? Buses: 53, 54, 422, 380 and 466...

Greenwich (Mogul)

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Blackheath (Royal Nepalese)

Royal Nepalese, SE3 There really is very little going on commercially as you come out of Westcombe Park Station – and yet two spice restaurants have continued to operate in this little parade for years. And the reason is quite simple: they are both rather good. Coriander (that’s the...

Gurkha’s Inn (Greenwich, SE10)

Gurkha’s Inn, SE10 The Gurkha’s Inn in Colomb Street has been one of the Greenwich Curry Club’s most visited restaurants over the years, so it was no surprise that it was chosen as a venue again when we recently asked members: “where shall we go for a curry next?”...

Blackheath (Chinipan)

Chinipan, SE3 Usually, no matter which corner of London you visit you will find a curry house. So why has there not been one in Blackheath Standard for the last umpteen years? Luckily the rain has come to the desert in the form of Chinipan, a smart Bangladeshi-run place...

Blackheath (Everest)

Everest, SE3 The residents of Blackheath are, of course, blessed with plenty of good restaurants, and it’s always nice to visit the classy Everest Inn. Beautiful décor and smooth service underpin the excellent food. It’s hard to resist the Lamb Momos (£5.95) when there’s a Nepalese kitchen. So I...

Greenwich (Pathiri)

Pathiri, SE10 Fed up with identikit Indian restaurants and their identikit menus (same old, same old)? Pathiri in Greenwich’s Trafalgar Road could be just what you are looking for. This unassuming little place specialises in Keralan food, the home region of the friendly owner Kutty – and there are...

Chop chop

Lahore, E1 “I pretty much just end up eating plates of chops when I go to Lahore,” I tell my friend, who is heading to this iconic restaurant for the first time. “What? No curry?” he asks, as if a night without the spicy tomato and onion sauce at...

Village spice

Kasturi, SE7 When you read from a food writer (Solange Berchim in the Greenwich Visitor) that the curry she ordered from Kasturi in Charlton was one of the best she had tasted, it is time to take notice. The Greenwich Curry Club had a mammoth Christmas curry here when...

Plenty of fish

Saffron Club, SE3 Not only does this Blackheath restaurant have one of the coolest names in the curry world, it also has a superb selection of seafood dishes. Sparking my interest was the Punjabi Fish and Chips (£8.95), a twist on the British classic, with Ajwain seeds used with...

Popadom and pickles

Crayford Tandoori, Crayford, Kent I used this Indian restaurant a lot a few years ago, so I was delighted to see it going strong on a recent visit. This is a classic small-town curry place: it serves more or less all the old-school dishes in its attempt to satisfy...

If it ain’t broken

Spice of India, London SE1 A rambling, long menu is often worrying. How can a chef know, and cook, all these dishes properly methinks. But somehow it seems perfect for the Spice of India. This is a proper curry house. Packed with an adoring after-work crowd all tucking into...

Starters orders

Bhaji, London E14 (Takeaway) Established in 1997, this friendly Isle of Dogs takeaway serves up decent takeaway food from a great menu. Bhaji‘s Chicken Benjal (£4.95) caught my eye straight away. Jalfrezi lovers would enjoy this dish of tomatoes, green peppers, onions and chillies, although a bit more oomph...

Kofta smofta

Clifton, London, E14 It’s a famous name but sadly this attractive looking restaurant just outside Canary Wharf rarely seems to have more than a handful of people in it. The times when it does have customers it’s rammed to the brim for parties and this appears to be how...

Menu expressions

Manjal, London E14 This classy Isle of Dogs gem has always impressed me with its freshness (see Fast but certainly fresh) – now it boasts a fresh menu as well as fresh food. And what a menu it is. Dishes are split into sections on the new line-up: as...

Curry base-ics

The Greenwich Curry Club always like to check out new curry venues so we were delighted to be the very first customer at Balti Base, the name chosen by the new owners of the takeaway at 106 Blackheath Road. Previously Curry to Go, and before that Medina, they have...

Loving the view

Mountain View, Greenwich, London Fifteen of the Greenwich Curry Club descended on the newish Mountain View restaurant with recommendations from numerous people still ringing in our ears. The Nepalese recently replaced the Mehak along Trafalgar Road and although its predecessor was pretty decent the Mountain View has raised the...

Fast but certainly fresh

Manjal, London, E14 Most food reviews have an angle, something to ‘hang’ the piece on. It’s something that stands out, good or bad, a little something to make the piece. Manjal offered so many angles I don’t know where to start, so I’ll list them all… It’s a new...