Name: Muhib Indian Cuisine
Area: Brick Lane
Address: 73 Brick Lane
London E1 6RL
Phone: 020 7247 7122

Visits to this restaurant ...

1. 30 Oct 2014|2. 20 Dec 2018|3. 25 Jul 2019

Does Muhib have a portal into a parallel universe?

Visit Report

Visit Number: 224 (visit 2 of 3 for this restaurant)
Date of visit: 20 Dec 2018
Cost per head: £37.00 (2 beers)

Serv Amb Beer Start Nan Rice Main Veg VFM Score Comments
Overall 7.2 7.2 7.4 6.8 7.6 7.1 7.3 6.8 5.9 7.02
Neil 6 2 6 5 7 7 7 6 5 5.8 See Neil's comments
Richard 8 8 9 8 8 9 10 9 9 8.8 See Richard's comments
Jon 7 9 7 6 7 4 5 3 5.8 See Jon's comments
Dave 9 10 7 8 9 8 8 8 7 8.2 See Dave's comments
Dominic 6 5 8 4 7 5 5 5 3 5.2 See Dominic's comments
Mark 5 8 7 8 7 5 6 4 6.2 See Mark's comments
Jeff 8 8 7 5 6 6 8 6 6 6.7 See Jeff's comments
Graeme 7 6 7 8 6 8 7 6 7.2 See Graeme's comments
John 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9.0 See John's comments
Brian 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 7 7 7.4 See Brian's comments

All Comments

Neil - My attempt at 'double curry' (I had also eaten at work's Christmas do earlier) failed miserably as absolutely no room for anything bar basic tasting and slowly sipping water to help it go down. Food seemed quite good though, maybe slightly above average for Brick Lane. Service was also not bad given the number of people in the restaurant (and general mayhem) so have added a mark even though it was slower than average. On a negative note, we were pushed into a tight corner which made getting in and out a nightmare. I can understand they want to pack us in for the Christmas demand but it's not going to help get a good ambience mark. Also, made Dave's singing unescapable! I'd certainly go back just to see what it's like on a normal night.

Richard - A curry blast from the past! I liked this Brick Lane place all around. I think it was called Muhib Indian Cusine? My starter of "stuffed mushrooms" was actually mushrooms wrapped in meat and fried in breadcrumbs, although it was very tasty. For main I had the meat thali. The metal plate had the usual couple of curries, rice, raita and nan but also came with a separate griddle with a selection of sizzling meats on it. It was huge and very good. Cobra on draft is always a plus, a free round of brandy and the atmos was good as you'd expect on Brick Lane. The staff coped efficiently and put up with our boisterous behavour and some dreadful singing ("Griff sings Christmas classics") with good humour. I hope we return soon.

Jon - A good fun night at the Muhib, mostly thanks to Griff's incessant singing of Christmas songs and a decent pre-meal sesh.  The food was ok but no better and, for Brick Lane especially, a bit lumpy.  I was particularly disappointed with my lamb rezala – taste ok but the lamb was chewy.

Dave - Very enjoyable Christmas outing to traditional Brick Lane - preceded by Williams bar. "Nets" down the Jampot before meeting in Williams ensured my voice was perfectly warmed up for the post meal rundown of every Christmas number one since 1958! (Seventies definitely the golden era!). Also conducted the annual "baldit". Food was also good and would not be disappointed if a return visit was made in 2019.

Dominic - Another Christmas, another trip to Brick Lane as tradition seems to demand. But rather than walking aimlessly up and down the strip, we made a beeline to the Muhib on the advice of Wratts. Unfortunately, this was to be another disappointing meal for me which started as soon as we sat down given I was wedged into a corner and had to adopt the "airline tray" method of eating ... pity we didn't make use of the extra space when one of our number disappeared mid-way through the meal without trace! My Lamb Chop starter was quite bland and of low quality meat while my Chicken Tikka Korai (Vindaloo strength) was also somewhat lacklustre. The wine and bread were the only items of note amongst the rest but, given the cost after a small discount, the VFM was terrible IMHO. Nevertheless, it was still another evening of multi-generational Christmas cheer with the highlight not being Griff's dodgy singing, but rather the "2 Graemes" ... spooky!!

Mark - Coming from The Slums (sic!), it is always exciting coming up to London and seeing all the City workers at play. Starting in William's was a blast from the past and then a swift walk to Brick Lane for The Muhib Indian. Lucky we booked (not) as it was the last table left and just about big enough for the 11 of us (soon to be 10). Being banged out, it took a long time for the starters to eventually appear and overall very slow although friendly service. Stuffed mushrooms to start coated in meat & breadcrumbs was tasty while my Chicken Makaney was something I had to order but I might change my name to avoid it next time as it was a bit like tikka masala. With lots of time on our hands, we managed to murder many a Xmas song - Bing would turn in his grave while Cliff would probaby just turn. Dave was our Curry Unco-ordinater. Next time, he may actually arrange something.

Jeff - Busy, almost manic, pre Christmas evening. Only in Brick Lane could 11 turn up unbooked at peak time and be seated with reasonable comfort and fed at an acceptable speed. The restaurant was not that big either. Food was above average and good beer selection. I would come again, and with the Christmas cheer pushing people's marks up, I think we will.

Graeme - This was our first 'cruise' down Brick Lane for quite a while, although we were actually following up on a recommendation from Rats so it wasn't completely random. We hadn't booked though, which added a touch of excitement. The place was already pretty full when we arrived but they managed to squeeze the 11 of us into a tight spot in a back corner. It was cosy, although visits to the toilet had to be planned in advance as they involved everybody on each side of the table moving at the same time. I had Stuffed Mushrooms to start and Chicken Tikka Pathia for main - both were very nice. You could say this was a run-of-the-mill Brick Lane curry house, but I thought the food was very good and so was the service, although it was slow as they struggled to cope with the volume of customers. The price was on the high side for Brick Lane. It was a top festive night out and everyone was in a good mood except, possibly, Brian who at one point was having a full-on rant about Spurs - I don't know what triggered this as I just caught the end of it when I came back from the toilet. As has become tradition on these occassions, Griff proceeded to murder every Xmas song there is with his off-key renditions which we all felt duty-bound to join in with (in order to try to drown him out)!

John - Can't remember what I had but all very tasty. Excellent sing-song too!

Brian - A lovely pre-Christmas get together, and thanks to you all for welcoming my young guest again.  Pre-pre-curry "nets" in the Jamaica Inn went well, although it was predictably crowded and Pernod was beyond them.  Pre-curry drinks in Williams Bar was another blast from the past, and it was even more crowded.  The restaurant was OK, in fact it might have been really good – the passage of time and excess of alcohol has blurred my memory.  The Roopchanda (fish!) was good.

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