|Address:||13 Brick Lane|
|London E1 6PU|
|Phone:||020 7247 5755|
Visits to this restaurant ...
|1. 27 Sep 2001|||||2. 31 Jan 2002|
|Visit Number:||19 (visit 1 of 2 for this restaurant)|
|Date of visit:||27 Sep 2001|
|Cost per head:||£21.00 (2 beers)|
|Dave||6||6||7||7||5||6||7||6||4||6.0||See Dave's comments|
|Robin||6||5||6||8||7||7||7||6||6||6.6||See Robin's comments|
|Graeme||5||6||7||6||5||6||6||6||6||5.9||See Graeme's comments|
|Mark||7||7||7||5||7||8||6||7||6.6||See Mark's comments|
|Brian||6||6||6||7||7||6||7||6||4||6.2||See Brian's comments|
|Neil||8||5||6||7||7||6||5||8||6||6.3||See Neil's comments|
|Alex||7||7||7||8||7||8||8||7||7.5||See Alex's comments|
|Jon||6||9||8||6||6||6||7||7||6||6.8||See Jon's comments|
|Richard||7||7||7||5||5||6||4||5||6||5.6||See Richard's comments|
Dave - Lovely Chilled Melon for starter although the cherry was not to my liking. Nan below par (even though I ordered an extra one just to make sure). Confused by no dish called "Chicken Curry" but the equivalent recommended by the chef was quite nice. Interesting toilet layout. Most innovative suggestion of the evening came from Brian with the website "Ring Cam" idea. Not good value for money but better value than the small world T-shirt I purchased later on. After dinner entertainment was excellent, still can't work out how I did my stave dige in reverse at the end!
Robin - Quite good but not outstanding. Nice starter and fairly lively chicken jalfrazi. Yet another interesting boys' room arrangement, this one making sense only for mixed couples determined not to be parted. Which worried me quite a bit when Griff ordered chilled melon and actually ate the accompanying maraschino cherry.
Graeme - A good old-fashioned curry house; basic decor; good food; waiter bordering on rude (but I think that was more a language rather than an attitude problem). I enjoyed it. The price index made it look expensive but, based on what we actually paid, it was averagely priced. The main talking point was Griff's choice of melon for starter. Rats wimped out 'cos he had to tune his guitar - what sort of an excuse is that?
Mark - It took a while but Griff finally popped his cherry. The place looked like a pub and my main meal was as bland as a normal pub curry. However, that was my choice not their fault. My rice was so nice that others even seemed to like it! Waiter was a cheeky chappie.
Brian - Chilled Melon!!!!! I can't comment on anything else - chilled sodding melon, what a tart.
Neil - Uneconomical positoning of male Toilet facilities noted, food and décor has gone slightly down hill since this was my 'local' in the mid-90's but service very good. Managed to finish my second bottle of Cobra for once, the effects of which were enjoyed at the gig later on. Train trip home included a carriage full of 'school disco' Britneys, superb evening!
Alex - [None]
Jon - The pub-like exterior disguised a true curry house ambience with a rude waiter you couldn't understand and the music was much more appropriate than Bangla Blues. The Veg Dish mark may have been enhanced by the lack of Wrat's chick peas, and draught Cobra was very welcome. I'd be interested to hear if anyone tried using the interesting toilet facilities to their full potential, i.e. using the bowl and urinal simultaneously.
Richard - The memory has faded somewhat as I have been on hols since the meal. Service was attentive, ambience good considering it was empty. Main dish (some sort of balti masala) left me with more than usual bloat, although it could be partly due to downing the beers at a faster speed than usual.