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Greenwich Curry Club Award Winners

      The Greenwich Curry Club’s Favourite Restaurant for 2017 is the Darjeeling in Lewisham. The friendly 50-seater restaurant got the thumbs up from voters for the main prize in this year’s Greenwich Curry Club Awards, which is sponsored by Goa Premium Beer. This is the first year the company,...

It takes all sauce

Ribble Tandoori, Clitheroe, Lancashire (Takeaway) As one of only a handful of curry houses serving the market town of Clitheroe, as well as the large surrounding area of villages and farms, the Ribble Tandoori needs to be good. And as it is the nearest Indian to my friend’s cottage,...

Spice panorama

 The Vista, Nairobi, Kenya There are great views of the Kenyan capital from this seventh floor restaurant in the vibey area of Westlands. Large glass panels offer diners about 180 degree span of the city as they enjoy their curry. As the Vista serves as the Hotel Emerald’s restaurant...

Would you Adam and Eve it

Adam’s Curries, Baku, Azerbaijan (Review by Neil Beard, Greenwich resident and International Curry Correspondent). After spending two long, hot and busy months in Azerbaijan and at the request of Curry Bard Dan, I finally managed to get around to visiting Adam’s Curries in Baku for the first time, just...

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...

Bit of a classic

Aroma Spice, Macclesfield Although we were  eating a little bit early on a Saturday night I was surprised this curry house wasn’t a bit busier. Aroma Spice is a good-to-honest curry house that ticks all the boxes: smart interior, friendly enough service and food that hits the mark. All in...

All year long

Nandini, Goa, India Nandini is what we can happily call a ‘proper local’ and it’s one of the few places in this hectic section of party Goa that stays open all year round. So if you want a good curry at the start or end of season or even...

The real Indian deal

Masala Korma, Fuengirola, Spain The Chicken Dhansak (€7) I ordered was described on the menu as a ‘real Indian dish’ and indeed the food in Masala Korma is certainly real Indian food – spicy, meaty and the sauces a nice thick, but not too dry consistency. The Chicken Dopiaza...

More than fish

Nawab, Fuengirola, Spain You’ll find Nawab up Fuengirola’s fish alley, a buzzing area that’s popular among tourists for its wide range of restaurants serving all types of things that used to swim around. There’s fish, of course – nearly all dishes offer a variation using prawns or king prawns,...

When the football is over

Shaafis, Fuengirola, Spain (TA) Shaafis is the sister restaurant to the Old London Pub, one of the many Brit pubs that line the seafront of Fuengirola for the tourists. Which, of course, makes it an ideal choice for a takeaway after watching football with a couple of pints of...

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...

Edwina’s kittens

Fisherman’s Cove, Candolim, Goa, India (Review by Mark Grady) Fisherman’s Cove was one of my favourite restaurants from last year’s trip to Goa. However, just before setting out on this year’s return visit, I did the usual checks on Trip Advisor to catch up on any local changes. To my...

Carrying on up…

The Khyber, Swindon There is a little part along Victoria Road in Swindon that can lay claim to being Little India, with a string of spice restaurants along a tiny stretch. It would seem the Khyber was the place to kick it all off. The restaurant proudly declares itself...

Old school what?

Babur, Forest Hill, SE23  Two of the diners sitting at our table said the same thing. “My wife doesn’t normally like Indian food, but she is happy to come here and eat.” There are two ways to take that comment. The first is that Babur serves excellent food (which is...

Pretty in pink

Pink Chillies, Goa, India Pink Chilli is a classy new restaurant situated inside the grounds of Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, a few minutes inland from the popular beach resorts and opposite the site of the Anjuna Saturday night market. It’s been set up by the team that runs the...

Curry chic

Curry Leaf East, London, EC1Y This smart restaurant near Moorgate appears to have a steady stream of City workers looking to enjoy a decent curry in clean, cool surroundings after work or after a few post-work drinks. It is one of about 20 in the group I am told...

So far, yet so near

Gaylord, London, E14 The foot tunnel linking Greenwich with the Isle of Dogs was opened on 4 August 1902. Prior to that there was a ferry service. On 3 December 1999 the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) line linked the two places. The foot tunnel is free and takes about...

West End curry

Strand Tandoori, London, WC2E The only thing wrong with the West End (apart from the high prices, the tourists blocking the pavements etc) is that curry houses are thin on the ground. First you have to search for your curry fix, then you get ripped off with the prices,...

The elephant’s ear and Prince William

Sartaj, London WC2 I’m not sure how big your family is but chances are the Sartaj in London’s West End is used to welcoming very large ones. Its family nan (£4.95 plus £1 if you want it stuffed with garlic, onion, cheese, coriander or mince meat) is ridiculously large...