I guess with buffets there's a positive feedback thing, in that the less popular ones will have lower turnover so the food sits there longer, whereas the better ones will sell more which means they have to refill the pans more often and it's more likely to be really fresh.What I'm suspect of with buffets (although less so if it's veggie) is that it's really watery and low-quality, and will have been there ages. How's this place stack up?
Bobby's was the place to go about 17 years ago, although Golden Mile / Belgrave Road always seemed to be more about sweets, saris and gold more than savoury food at that time.The Golden Mile in Leicester, for instance, is meant to be excellent.
i like it. i go really early after work becasue i dont like queuing for buffets and it gets busy. its not watery its very oily but its tasty and its a fiver and you can bring your booze and eat as much as you like. its also full of damaged people like charity shops are.Living nearby, it's something I've been meaning to do for ages. What I'm suspect of with buffets (although less so if it's veggie) is that it's really watery and low-quality, and will have been there ages. How's this place stack up?
Yes, this place is wicked! Such a funny vibe.Yeah, this is very much his kind of thread.
At the risk of incurring the wrath of the House Committee on Un-Dissensian Activities, there's a place on B***k Lane that deserves a mention. Can't remember what it's called but it's on the corner of one of the smaller roads leading off to the east, and is basically the curry equivalent of a greasy spoon. The tables and chairs look like they've been pinched from a down-at-heel state comprehensive, the water is served in battered metal jugs and the walls are decorated with these amazing posters of hilariously macho-camp Pakistani wrestlers. The food obviously isn't the most awesome curry you've ever eaten or anything like that but it's decent and pretty cheap. A good antidote to those upmarket places that are all tasteful dim lighting, Indo-jazz at subliminal volume and menus that overuse the word 'authentic'.
I've always had this unfounded prejudice that assumes that the best curry outside of London will be very good but generally close to anglo-indian in style and content, whereas more London places will do different styles of thing. But that's based on almost no evidence...The best curries are probably outside London.
Hmm, I usually go to Ravi Shankar (good) and have been to Diwana. Have been to a third one and it wasn't as good...Any opinions on which is the best of the Drummond Street crop? And is it the sort of place where you can't really go wrong because the competition keeps standards fairly high, or the sort of place where you have to be careful because the reputation keeps the crap ones afloat?
I've only been to Diwana, which is Quite Good, but I fancy a change.
Kashmir halal on ridley road Dalston does fantastic and very cheap Samosas, bhajia and stuff
Paradise and Salims on Turnpike Lane do a splendid nosh for takeaway or sitting down
I's also recommend a couple of places down London Road, West Croydon, if i could remember their names
That looks like a smaller version of the "family naan" (so called because you could provide shelter for a family under one, I think) that you get at the random place in Walsall that we stop off at on the way back from North Wales or the Lakes. It's a good curry anyway, which given that it's totally off the map supports the claim that curry in the west midlands is generally excellent, but a naan bread that can stop four hungry climbers in their tracks is not fucking around.al frash in birmingham (in the balti triangle - naans the size of tables no lie check it - http://www.urbanspoon.com/rph/339/1380034/609421/birmingham-al-frash-peshwari-naan-photo)