The 1st Century ('c1')

Restaurants Visited

Here are the restaurants that we visited in 'c1', sorted by their average score, and showing the number of visits in the period.

Click on a restaurant's name to
see the reports for our visits.

Pos. Restaurant Av.
Score
No.
Visits
1 Sripur 7.58 1
2 Mehek 7.49 4
3 Jaipur 7.40 1
4 Reema 7.19 2
5 Matab's 7.17 3
6 Curry Leaf East 7.08 3
7 Herb & Spice 7.05 7
8 Philpot Tandoori 7.01 4
9 Bengal Tiger 6.96 3
10 Spice Brick Lane 6.84 2
11 Clifton 6.77 1
12 Shampan (The) 6.70 4
13 Bengal Trader 6.68 4
14 India (The) 6.67 2
15 Bombay Spice 6.63 2
16 Veeraswamy 6.62 1
17 Kasturi 6.60 4
18 City Raj 6.59 4
19 Sheba 6.54 6
20 Rajasthan (The) 6.52 2
21 Monsoon 6.49 1
22 Spice Trader 6.48 3
23 Tayyabs 6.39 1
24 Standard Balti House 6.37 3
25 Eastern Eye 6.34 1
26 Temple Bar 6.33 1
27 Bengal Blues 6.31 1
28 Dil Chad 6.27 3
29 Chillies 6.26 1
30 Sheraz 6.24 2
31 Smithfield Tandoori 6.21 1
32 Cafe Taj 6.19 1
33 Halal (The) 6.08 1
34 Gulshan 2 6.07 1
35 Eastern Spice 6.04 2
36 Curry Bazaar 5.97 1
37 Bengal Cuisine 5.97 3
38 Akash 5.78 1
39 Gulshan 5.78 2
40 Spice Garden City 5.76 1
41 Cafe Bangla 5.76 1
42 Rani 5.74 1
43 Passage To India 5.63 1
44 Rajasthan III (The) 5.63 1
45 Moonlight 5.53 1
46 Cafe Raj 5.52 1
47 Preem 5.44 1
48 Saffron 5.42 1
49 Shimla Pinks 5.38 1

Summary

It only seems like yesterday since we started on our journey (mind you, that's probably due to all the alcohol we consumed along the way). In fact, it's been 8 1/2 years, 48 different restaurants, 752 member appearances, and we have spent something in the region of £19,000. The membership of the Club has grown from 4 to 13 with another 4 coming and going along the way.

Two restaurants, both very popular at one time, stand out from this period:

Sheba - 6 visits and once a great favourite. Its rise and fall epitomises the recent history of Brick Lane. Good quality food at cheap prices gave way to over-competition and a disappointing loss of quality.

Herb & Spice - 7 visits and a consistent top performer. This tiny restaurant had a bit of a novelty feel with its hippy waiter and vicious toilet door but it delivered consistently over the years. How will it fare in the future? Has its recent expansion taken away some of its charm?

Appearances

This table shows the number of appearances made by each club member in 'c1'.

Name Debut '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 Total Strike
Rate
Alex 30 Mar 200023144596337 38%
Brian 24 Feb 200046424676443 43%
(Darryl) 29 Mar 2001538
Dave 27 Jan 200089888696466 66%
Dominic 26 Jan 2006125522 71%
Graeme 27 Jan 2000911101011111212793 93%
Jeff 27 Jan 2005101010636 84%
John 27 Jan 2000101010128798579 79%
Jon 30 Aug 2001312129111210675 90%
(Joseph) 25 Oct 20012215
Mark 27 Jan 2000611111010997578 78%
Neil 25 May 20007108182137 38%
(Paul) 31 Jul 2003213
Richard 28 Jun 20013576767445 53%
Robin 25 Jan 2001811121110109778 87%
Tim 29 Nov 20022576910746 68%
(William) 26 Oct 200011
Fixtures 10121212111212127100

Our 100th Outing

To celebrate reaching our century, we decided to go 'up West'. We met in the Glasshouse Stores, Brewer St, Soho (a good find) and ate at Veeraswamy, Regents Street (a bit disappointing). It was, however, an enjoyable and memorable evening and our milestone was duly celebrated. Click to read our report for Veeraswamy.

Here's to the next 100!

Here are some photos from our evening ...


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