Favourite Curry Houses.


Here is a list of my most beloved curry-serving restaurants, in no particular order:

The Madhuban in Liss, Hampshire. This is where I had some of my earliest curry experiences – and very good they were too! The food is top-notch and the service faultless.  I went back recently and it remains as brilliant as ever. The owners also have a successful business selling the Madhuban sauces – people just can’t get enough of those magical Madhuban tastes! Anyone travelling between London and Portsmouth should definitely take a short detour to come here for a curry. Best curry house in the south of England? I think so!

Tayyabs in Whitechapel. A legendary place. Queuing here to get a table (even if you’ve booked ahead) can be a bit hectic and annoying, but the excellent food and the very reasonable prices make it all worthwhile. Apparently they have expanded the restaurant recently so maybe that will help with the customer congestion problem. Come here for lunch after going on an East End Walk!

Indian Veg Bhelpoori House at Angel, Islington. I love three things about this restaurant. 1) All the food is vegetarian. 2) It is very cheap (£3.95 for an all-you-can-eat buffet!). 3) It is convenient to reach from Jako Towers. The walls are covered in pro-vegetarian propaganda extolling the health benefits of a meat-free diet. There are also posters of cow-avoiding Indian beauty queens whose good looks are obviously considered by the owners to be the result of their vegetarianism. Makes sense to me.

The Bombay in Walton Street, Oxford. Many a political strategy meeting took place here, the main focus of which was Trot-bashing. There was usually a high level of inebriation involved and I can’t in all honesty guarantee that the food at this place is anything special. However, it was always passable and the staff did not seem to mind drunken renditions of the Red Flag being sung. The Bombay therefore served its purpose well and I hope to return at some point in the future.

Hot Stuff in Vauxhall. Discovered only relatively recently, but fast becoming a favourite. Take your seat, inform the staff of any special dietary requests you might have, and then wait for them to bring you lots and lots of delicious curry. In fact you will probably have to plead with them to stop serving you the seemingly endless portions after a while otherwise things might get messy. I am a great fan of Hot Stuff’s chilli paneer – food so pleasing that you will feel grateful to be alive after tasting it. Why aren’t I there now? A very good question.



3 Responses to “Favourite Curry Houses.”

  1. DD Says:

    I don’t like Hot Stuff, it’s just too hot for me (like Aaron Johnson).

  2. BobFromBrockley Says:

    This is the obligatory “Tayyabs isn’t what it used to be” comment. It’s full of white folk and has all sorts of fancy stuff on the tables, plus the waiters are now polite. Food’s still good though.

  3. PA Amplifier : Says:

    beauty queens coming from the latin americas are the best ones “

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