Name: Cafe Bangla
Area: Brick Lane
Address: 128 Brick Lane
London E1 6RU
Phone: 020 7247 7885

Visits to this restaurant ...

1. 26 Apr 2001

Visit Report

Visit Number: 14 (visit 1 of 1 for this restaurant)
Date of visit: 26 Apr 2001
Cost per head: £20.00 (1.5 beers)

Serv Amb Beer Start Nan Rice Main Veg VFM Score Comments
Overall 5.8 5.6 6.5 5.7 5.6 6.0 5.9 5.5 5.3 5.76
Mark 6 4 8 6 7 7 6 5 5 6.0 See Mark's comments
John 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 5.2 See John's comments
Graeme 6 6 6 6 5 6 4 4 4 5.1 See Graeme's comments
Neil 6 7 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 6.6 See Neil's comments
Darryl 6 5 5 5 5 7 7 6 5.9 See Darryl's comments

All Comments

Mark - The End of an Altar. Scary picture of Dead Di did not add to the ambience. Large portions and over ordering led to lots of leftovers. Excellent draught Cobra but nothing special food wise despite extensive menu. I hope John has cleaned his shoes.

John - A below average performance. My starter was good (prawn puree) but the main course (chicken tikka korai) was quite bland. The chickpeas weren't that good either! You also needed waders to go into the gents. Nice pint of draught Cobra.

Graeme - We aborted on the first place we went to, having found that it didn't have an alcohol licence - we couldn't take that 2 months running. Rats was put off by the "Cafe" in the name - maybe thinking we would have to have tea and scones. This place was pretty full when we arrived which I thought was a good sign but it didn't live up to expectations. The food was mediocre at best - my Chicken Madras was particularly disappointing - very runny and not very spicy. At least the place had an alcohol licence!

Neil - The Kings Stores provided an adequate alternative Altar, Guiness Amnesia (they forget to pour the second bit) was in evidence however. Curry Club conversation was up to its normal standard 'do Aussies eat Christmas Dinner?'. Passed a Dirty Dicks on the way to a curry in Edinburgh on Saturday night does this count as an CC excursion?

Darryl - Ambiance was spoilt by the 5ft x 5ft portrait of the late Princess Diana looking down upon the table, whereas I believe the ex Presidente had the view of a scantilly clad young lady reclining in a giant clam shell. Food was overall very good (though did have the chef special), but the entree was a little small and the rice too dry.

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