Name: Mehek
Status: Closed
Area: Moorgate
Address: 45 London Wall
London EC2M 5TE
Phone: 020 7588 5043

Visits to this restaurant ...

1. 30 Jun 2005|2. 25 May 2006|3. 27 Sep 2007|4. 26 Jun 2008|5. 30 Jul 2009
6. 30 Sep 2010|7. 26 May 2011|8. 26 Jul 2012|9. 26 Sep 2013|10. 31 Jul 2014
11. 28 May 2015

Nosferatu? Didn't he used to be a Country Member?

Visit Report

Visit Number: 134 (visit 7 of 11 for this restaurant)
Date of visit: 26 May 2011
Cost per head: £37.00 (2 beers)

Serv Amb Beer Start Nan Rice Main Veg VFM Score Comments
Overall 9.1 8.5 8.1 8.0 8.2 7.5 8.3 7.5 7.5 8.10
Jeff 10 8 8 9 9 6 7 7 7 7.9 See Jeff's comments
Dave 10 9 9 8 10 8 10 8 8 9.0 See Dave's comments
Jon 9 9 8 8 9 9 7 6 7 7.9 See Jon's comments
Richard 9 9 8 7 8 6 4 6 5 6.6 See Richard's comments
Brian 9 9 9 10 8 8 10 8 9 9.0 See Brian's comments
John 9 9 9 7 8 8 9 9 8 8.4 See John's comments
Alex 9 8 7 9 8 9 8 8 8.4 See Alex's comments
Neil 9 7 7 6 6 6 9 7 6 7.1 See Neil's comments
Graeme 10 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 7 7.8 See Graeme's comments
Robin 7 9 8 9 9 9 10 9 9 8.9 See Robin's comments
Dominic 9 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8.1 See Dominic's comments
Tim 8 7 9 7 6 9 7 6 7.7 See Tim's comments

All Comments

Jeff - It was a dark and stormy night.  My 6th visit to the Mehek with the club, as well as 2 or 3 other times off-piste.  Still excellent service, good food and decent draft beer, but as I've been so many times now it doesn't seem as special as it used to.  I chose King Prawn Puri starter - really good with a decent number of prawns - and then Raan-e-jalfrezi, tender lamb slices in green chilli, which was a little hot for me I'm afraid.  The naan was excellent.  The price was only £1 more than last year. I've marked ambience down at 8 only because I think the stairs are a little dangerous. Next time we visit the Mehek, can we PLEASE meet somewhere else because the Globe, while ok on a sunny day, is so downmarket inside compared to the Mehek.

Dave - Another marvellous meal at the Mehek, deserving 10's for the chicken curry, nan bread and service.  The now traditional pre-dinner towel was much appreciated as were the three(!) rounds of complimentary drinks at the end.

Jon - The Mehek will always be a favourite and, while it was not the best meal I've had there, it was another solid performance.  The King Prawn Puri starter was very good, very tasty prawns, and while the Garlic Chilli Chicken wasn't perhaps the best choice, it was worth it just to watch Griff struggling with the spiciness when he tried a bit of the very generous portion!  The draft Mongoose, special rice and keema nan were very good, but I was a bit disappointed with the veg, particularly the sag aloo in which the some of the potatoes were a little on the hard side. All in all, it was another good night and it was great to see all but El Pres in attendance.

Richard - I like the Mehek, it is friendly and stylish, but the bill of £37 was steep. It seems Mehek was in toptable, so did "Mister Dominic" miss out on that discount? I think the Cognac slowed my senses, and I should have checked that bill, because the cost of dishes seemed reasonable – beer at £4, main at £10 – so why was the bill so pricy? The starter of spicy whitebait was delicious if a touch small, and the other dishes were fine, but the main of chicken Korai was disappointing – the onion was undercooked and the sauce and chicken lacked that distinctive marinated flavour. I was pleased there was a democratic uprising against the imposition of Dom's unreasonable early start led by rebel leader Griff.

Brian - Spicy whitebait starter was fantastic, as was the Goan Fish Curry main, which had enough oomph to kick off my chilli hiccups!  All accompaniments, rice, veg, DRAUGHT beer, were to a very good standard indeed.  A bit pricey, but well worth it.  The only odd thing was being asked to wash before the meal, but I think that was pandering to "tits the towel man", rather than a routine for all diners to endure.

John - After three glasses of brandy I'm surprised I can actually remember what I had. KP puree to start - good but not outstanding, Garlic chilli chicken for main which was excellent albeit rather hot. Mongoose beer went down very well and all the side dishes were top notch. Service was spot-on. Mehek deserves it's place in the top six.

Alex - I really like the Mehek and it didn't disappoint. Chose an unusual main – very tasty but not so meaty, small birds have too much bone!

Neil - Expecting an early start I got to the pub about half an hour before anyone else, only to find out later the time had been moved back to the normal 7:30. It looks like we're in a minority of two (me and Dom) over this, oh well, it'll save on the post-curry beer later.  Curry house was up to its normal standard, superb main course and everything else acceptable (e.g., special rice should be renamed average rice). Well done to 'Mr Dom' for getting all those free drinks at the end although I think it was more than made up for in the menu prices. Exceptionally high turnout as well, 13 of us in all, so very impressed with the quick service.

Graeme - Another good meal at Mehek. Dom is well known here so we get the red carpet treatment (well, nearly) and they indulge Griff's hot towel fetish before and after the meal. I had the spicy whitebait to start which was a bit different and was very pleasant. For main course, I chose the Garlic Chilli Chicken because I've had it on my previous two visits and given it 10/10 both times. This time it was still very good but not as perfect as before. I was pleased to enjoy a draft Indian beer (Mongoose). The service was faultless and included a complimentary round of liqueurs. Dom should also get 10/10 for being so generous with the wine and for funding at least one round (probably two) of liqueurs himself. An excellent night out - I'm sure the conversation was good but I can't remember much about it other than Jon & I giving our eloquent view on Swansea City objecting to the National Anthem being played at the Championship play-off final ("They can f*** off!").

Robin - Fantastic! Lovely thin, crisp papadoms, a beautiful Sheek Kebab starter, a superb King Prawn Patia (not on the menu) with excellent special rice and great vegetable dishes, especially the koftas, and wonderful keema nan. How this restaurant ever dropped from pole position is beyond me and I certainly look forwards to returning in future. Although Mehek is a little more expensive than others the VFM was greatly helped by three free rounds of calvados at the end of the meal. Marvellous!

Dominic - Another great evening at the Mehek with Griff enjoying his "starter towels" once more (could he have been a "cabana-boy" in another life!!). I had the fish starter which was very nicely presented and flavoursome. My main of King Prawn Sag was tasty and plentiful with all the sides being very nice. The Argentinean red was very nicely priced and a complimentary round of drinks again was a nice touch. All in all another first rate evening at the Mehek.

Tim - It was nice to see that the draught Indian beer - Mongoose - was still available. For starter I had spicy whitebait; it had good texture and flavour, although it wasn't the largest portion (about eight whitebait, and a small quantity of mixed salad leaves). After this I had Achari Gosht, which had a good quantity of tender lamb in a rich sauce. The rice and veg were OK, but the portions seemed quite small, especially considering the vegetable dishes were £4.60+ each. Service, as usual, was very good, although they weren't quite as organised in automatically giving people the correct dishes as on previous occasions. Overall, an excellent meal.

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