|Name:||Muhib Indian Cuisine|
|Address:||73 Brick Lane|
|London E1 6RL|
|Phone:||020 7247 7122|
Visits to this restaurant ...
|1. 30 Oct 2014|
|Visit Number:||175 (visit 1 of 1 for this restaurant)|
|Date of visit:||30 Oct 2014|
|Cost per head:||£28.00 (2 beers)|
|Graeme||7||7||7||7||8||6||8||6||7||7.1||See Graeme's comments|
|Mark||8||8||7||8||7||6||6||7||7.1||See Mark's comments|
|Dave||8||8||7||8||8||7||8||7||7||7.6||See Dave's comments|
|Aneta (Guest)||5||5||7||7||7||6.3||See Aneta's comments|
|Jon||7||7||7||6||5||5||6||6||8||6.3||See Jon's comments|
|Dominic||6||6||7||4||5||7||6||7||6.0||See Dominic's comments|
|Robin||7||7||5||3||5||6||5||7||3||5.2||See Robin's comments|
|Richard||7||7||8||6||8||7||8||7||8||7.3||See Richard's comments|
|Neil||6||7||7||8||7||8||7||7||8||7.2||See Neil's comments|
|Tim||4||5||7||8||7||6||8||7||7||6.8||See Tim's comments|
Graeme - Having selected this place (via a bit of Googling), I was relieved to find that it was pretty decent. In a way, it is a typical Brick Lane restaurant but I think it was a bit better than average. The service was generally very good, although they did forget Jon's first beer and the serving up of the food was a little haphazard. A plus point (literally) was Cobra on draft. My Mixed Starter was a good-sized portion but a touch on the dry side. My Chicken Jalfrezi was very tasty but, to be picky, the chicken was a bit dry. All-in-all, a very good meal and evening. I'm not sure if there was a theme, but I remember Griff giving a particularly monotone performance of a number of songs. Jon & I then struggled through "Up the Junction" with a little help from Tim looking up the lyrics on t'internet.
Mark - Service a bit slow but they made up for it by finding my travel pass and holding for me to pick up the next day. Good to have draft beer. My stuffed mushroom starters were nice and tasty while main of Lamb Sag was fine but lacked something. It may have been garlic based on feedback from Mrs K who said I "did not stink as much as usual"! Well done to Graeme for arranging pre-arrival discount so that we could ignore all the touts (and also for arranging live music in the pub which may have helped Currymarks cut down on the singing. Good to get up Brick Lane occasionally and the standards do seem to be rising again.
Dave - Enjoyed my Muhib meal. My standard set fayre of prawn puri and chicken curry we're both well received and the service could not be faulted (including free baileys at the end). Learnt lots over the course of the evening, including the fact that Annecy is not a city and that if you sit down on the fast train to Orpington you are likely to fall asleep until Sevenoaks and face a £30 cab fare back!
Aneta - [None]
Jon - Solid if unspectacular performance from the Muhib. Good value as you would expect from Brick Lane, and while there was nothing really wrong with the food, there was nothing that stood out either. My Balti Lamb Dansak didn't really have anything too different about it to distinguish from any other Lamb Dansak, although the lamb wasn't quite as tender as I've had elsewhere. Good night as usual, although slightly spoiled by pouring a glass of red wine over myself.
Dominic - Another "Brick Lane Resident" ticked off with this visit to a modern yet slightly cramped eatery. My starter of the Lamb Chops appeared to be forgotten as it turned up quite late (after I indicated its absence) and was somewhat undercooked when it eventually arrived – once again, please start without me Robin, Alex and Diggers!!! My main of the Chicken Jalfrezi wasn't the hottest I've tasted but was generous and a good flavour nonetheless. The sides were all fine without being anything special. The wine was well priced, so much so that Jon felt it was well worth a bath with it! On the whole quite good VFM and a generous round from the Manager. Perhaps the highlight of the evening (apart from Jon's wine bath) was watching Robin and Alex almost walk into a lamp post on the walk back to the station upon hearing Aneta's "BOB" comment!!!
Robin - Good service and ambience, but let down by the food! I had a king prawn puri to start, and the bread was so doughy I couldn't even fold it. Not many prawns in it and very little flavour as well. My main dish of balti chicken pathia wasn't much better; it tasted like a much milder dish that had been sprinkled with cayenne pepper. The "special" rice wasn't particularly special although the other veg dishes weren't bad. At £28 per head (on the steep side for Brick Lane) I can't award much for VFM either.
Richard - This was a back to basics return to old school British values - a Brick Lane ordinary (in a good way) curry house, serving cold Cobra and good curry by attentive staff. Crisp white table cloths and decent toilets but none of your fancy-pants marble made for a good ambience. I had a nice chicken tikka starter and very good chicken bhuna, accompanied by good side dishes. Brick Lane is back!
Neil - A new curry house on Brick Lane! We had to go of course. Well done Graeme for finding, I'll forgive you for making us meet in Williams. Food was generally very good, only let down by a one of the mixed starter portions being slightly overcooked (great otherwise) and the main being a bit light on the meat content. I'd certainly go back, probably not classy enough to make the top six, however.
Tim - There was an extensive selection of dishes on the rather cheap plastic menus. The mixed starter was a good size - 3 generous portions of meat with a basic salad, though it wasn't terribly exciting. There was a bit of a wait for the main course, as they hadn't taken our orders very quickly. Main of Hyderabadi lamb consisted of mostly minced lamb in a thick sauce; quite tasty although rather salty. It was a good-size portion though, whereas the rice portion seemed slightly smaller than usual. Service was not particularly attentive; I had some difficulty getting a drink of water. Overall, a reasonable meal for a reasonable price, although nothing in particular stood out. Thanks to Dom for the Chateau-neuf, and the free round of liqueurs at the end was welcome.