In a recent survey we asked: “How much do you expect to spend when you visit an Indian restaurant per person, including drinks?”
More than half of people (58%) said they’d be looking at over £25, while 24% were settling for a nice £21-24 and 16% just £16-£20. Some 2% reckon they can get out for a curry in a restaurant for under £15. Must be a fun night that one!
In a recent survey we asked: “When you order a takeaway curry how much do you tip the driver?”
A rather stingy 68% replied “nothing, I’ve paid already!” A bit of loose change surely guys and gals? Some 12% did say they’d tip the loose change, the same number who’d give 10% of the bill to the driver. A rather indignant 8% declared that they’d tip “more than that!” I’m pretty sure I know which group will be getting their curries quicker next time…
In a recent survey we asked: “When it comes to the popadoms what is your favourite pickle/chutney?”
A whopping 50% of popadom lovers prefer the sharp, tangy accompaniment Lime Pickle, which beat the sweeter Mango Pickle into second place with 25%. Some 19% like the crunchy Onion Salad, while Mint Sauce picked up just 6% of the votes. Get dipping…
In a recent survey we asked: “What’s your favourite Indian side dish?”.
In a close run result there was a surprising winner with Saag Paneer taking 30% of the votes for favourite side dish. The Classic Bombay Aloo polled level with Tarka Dhall on 25%, while trailing in fourth place was Aloo Gobi on 20%.
In a recent survey we asked: “How hot can you go with your curries?”
The Goan classic, Vindaloo was a narrow winner with our spice heads, just pipping that perennial favourite Madras, which was preferred by 29% of curry fans. The super hot Phall polled 19% among the serious heat lovers, while another 19% said they couldn’t eat anything that hot. Korma or Chicken Tikka Masala it is for them then.
In a recent survey we asked “When it comes to bread in an Indian restaurant what do you go for?”
The runaway winner with 53% of people was the good old classic Nan. Perfect for mopping up that delicious sauce no doubt. Some 27% plumped for another type of nan (Peshwari, Keema, Garlic etc), while 20% prefer Chapati/Roti.
In a recent survey we asked: “What’s your favourite starter in an Indian restaurant?”
Sheekh Kebab came out tops with 38% of voters plumping for the meaty favourite. Another 24% prefer the other old-school favourite, Samosas, the same number that would go for Prawn Puri. Surprisingly Onion Bhajis received just 14% of the votes. One person asked if he could have a beer instead… Of course, sir.
In a recent survey we asked “What’s a reasonable time to wait for a curry delivery on a Saturday night (assume you are a 10-minute drive away)?”
The overwhelming response was 40 minutes for 44% of our hungry curry lovers. Some 25% of people say 50 minutes is acceptable and the same would be happy to wait an hour. A rather impatient 7% think the order should be taken, cooked and driven the 10-minute drive in just 30 minutes. Perhaps they don’t like their chicken cooked?
10 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 9BJ Tel: 020 8858 6790 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: mogulindian.co.uk Open:
Monday–Friday noon to 3pm and 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday–Sunday noon to 11pm
Where is it? Right in the heart of Greenwich at the Church Street entrance to the famous Market.
How do I get there? DLR: Cutty Sark DLR station is just over the road. Train: Greenwich station is a four-minute walk away. Bus: 177, 180, 188, 199, 386 and N199 stop nearby. Parking: There is some street parking if you get lucky or the car park behind the Greenwich Picturehouse (accessed off Burney Street) is a short walk away.
What’s their story? The Mogul, the only Indian restaurant in the centre of Greenwich, celebrates its 40th year in business this year. Spread over three floors, it is housed in an attractive four-storey Grade II Listed building dating back to the 17th century. The street-level ground floor is perfect for watching Greenwich life drift by, while smaller groups looking for an intimate atmosphere will be attracted to the downstairs cellar area and its cosy alcoves. The upstairs area is reserved for private dining or special events and can accommodate up to 20 seated diners. Each floor has its own service bar. Note: The Mogul also has another premises, a dedicated takeaway called Mogul Home Dining, in Trafalgar Road.
What’s the menu like? Contemporary and classy, with a modern-take on its sprinkling of old-time favourites. There is a dedicated lunch menu for busy people who are looking for a smaller meal at a decent price.
Oh, please tell me more… Popadoms: Plain or spicy with chutneys (£1) Starters: Okra Fries (£4), Onion Bhajis (£4.50) Mains: Paneer Saslick (£7) Chicken Jalfrezi (£9.50), Acharia Gosht (£10.50), King Prawn Masala (£14.50) Sides: Channa Masala, Saag Aloo (£4.50), Daal Makhani (£5) Rice: Pilau rice (£3.50) Bread: Tandoori roti (£2), naan (£2.70) Lunch: Aloo Paratha and yoghurt (£6), Selection of wraps (£7)
* You will enjoy a 20% off these prices (eat-in and takeaway, including deliveries) with your Spice Card in the evening from Sunday to Thursday.
Tell me something about one of the dishes… The deliciously creamy Punjabi favourite, Daal Makhani, is a dish so packed with energy that it’s been called the marching food of soldiers because of the energy it gives them. It’s cooked with urid lentils and kidney beans, which have to be soaked for hours to make them soft, and then spice and cream are added.
What about drinks? There is wide selection of beers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks. These include draught Cobra and Guinness (on surge), bottled Kingfisher, London Meantime Lager and Magner’s. The well-balanced wine list goes beyond the offerings normally found in Indian restaurants and includes white, red, rosé and sparkling choices from France, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, South Africa, Argentina and Spain.
What they say… “The Mogul has become an institution in the heart of Greenwich. The multiple floors in the restaurant, each with its different vibe, mean we can cater for a wide range of events, whether it’s a business lunch or dinner, an intimate meal for two or a lively night out with friends and family. We are proud to have been serving this beautiful part of London for 40 years.” – Pushvinder Dale, Owner.
What we say… “The Mogul has a long-standing reputation for serving top-quality Indian food and will always be close to our heart as it was the venue for the first-ever Greenwich Curry Club meeting. The alcoves are intimate and full of character for a night out. Order up a selection of dishes from around India such as a Goan Fish Curry, Hyderbadi favourite Lamb Pasanda and a spicy Chicken Chilli Masala and tuck in.” – The Greenwich Curry Club.
What can I enjoy at the Mogul with my Spice Card? YES 20% Discount • Sun–Thur • Eat-in, Delivery & Collection • 2 diners per Spice Card NO Mother’s Day • Father’s Day • Valentine’s Day • 20 Dec to New Year’s Day
020 8858 6790 (table bookings and collections) or 020 8858 1500 (deliveries)
Minimum for delivery: £15 (after discount)