|Name:||Muhib Indian Cuisine|
|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|
|Visit Number:||231 (visit 3 of 3 for this restaurant)|
|Date of visit:||25 Jul 2019|
|Cost per head:||£33.00 (2 beers)|
|Richard||8||8||8||7||7||8||8||7||7||7.6||See Richard's comments|
|Neil||6||6||6||8||7||6||8||6||6||6.8||See Neil's comments|
|Graeme||7||7||7||7||7||8||7||7||7.2||See Graeme's comments|
|Dave||5||8||7||8||7||7||9||6||7||7.3||See Dave's comments|
|Mark||8||7||7||8||6||7||7||6||7.1||See Mark's comments|
|Jon||5||7||7||6||6||7||6||5||6.2||See Jon's comments|
|Tim||7||6||7||7||8||7||7||7||6||6.9||See Tim's comments|
Richard - It's nice to have a go-to place in Brick Lane to avoid running the gauntlet of the curry touts, and the Muhib passes the test. The menu is extensive which is not necessarily good in a smaller place, but this does allow for some exciting dishes such as my stuffed mushrooms. Suffering from heatstroke (or excess lager) I ordered 1/2 nan and rice to go with my thali main course, which had them already included, and in fact was generously supplied with many dishes. It's in many ways similar to a standard Brick Lane restaurant, but the food was generally very good, which is unusual for Brick Lane these days, and was reasonably priced with a pre-negotiated 20% discount. I hope we can return next year.
Neil - The hottest July day in history and we spend it in a curry house, legends! All started well in one of my fave curry night pubs, The Pride of Spitalfields, who had kindly installed an industrial fan to cool us down. The curry house itself was now only catering for half the number of people as last time we went (Christmas), so a much nicer experience if staff slightly slow and forgetting the beer order. Starter (Veg Samosa) was very tasty and main (Chicken Dhansak) excellent, all else fine. Hopefully we'll return next year to our spiritual Brick Lane home.
Graeme - A very enjoyable evening out with the Club. It had been the hottest day of the summer by 8-10 °C (and the second hottest day ever recorded in the UK, I think) and it was cooler on the fan-assisted inside the Pride of Spitalfields than standing outside in the muggy air. Anyway, to the meal ... a good all-round performance from the Muhib. I had Stuffed Mushrooms to start followed by Chicken Rezala. Both were very nice, especially the Rezala. The starters seemed to take a while to arrive but the overall time for the meal was not unduly long. As before, Muhib is to be commended on a having a good range of beers, including draft Cobra. Conversation ranged from England cricket to a philosophical debate about the primary influences of human behaviour (you can tell the football season hasn't started yet!).
Dave - Good performance from the muhib - delivering well on the Griff set menu - slightly long wait for main course but chicken curry was worth waiting for. Draught cobra but not kingfisher provided welcome refreshment from the record heat which caused the overhead lines back to Audley End to "sag" taking out the entire trainline and resulting in a trip back to my mums as contingency overnight option.
Mark - On blistering hot day we started inside POS so as utilise the fans and watch England flounder against Ireland at cricket. Moving to Muhib we were sat under the air conditioning that did its best to cope with the 35C but struggled. I went for the Mushroom starter again as I enjoyed it before and was not disappointed. Main of Chicken Mandalay (?) was tasty but needed some more kick I felt. I was complimented by the waiter on my poppadum pizza and overall service was friendly. No wino's today but heat would have led to cold beer being the required choice anyway I suspect which was good with draft Cobra available. Enjoyable evening despite journey home with discussion on car keys, sporting Sunday of course the weather! Cost helped by El Pres negotiating 25% food discount but raised due to copious beer consumption.
Jon - All fairly middle of the road once again and, for Brick Lane, a little pricy. An interesting menu – I went for the Lamb Bangladesh which had an interesting touch in that it had an omelette on top, and it was nice enough but not spectacular. Service was a bit hit and miss but it was an enjoyable night out. However, my enduring memory of the evening will be my journey home which was finally completed 2.15am – the hot weather causing chaos on the trains and a two hour wait at Kings Cross!
Tim - There was the usual selection of beer, with Cobra also available on draft (until it ran out). Poppadoms were accompanied by five condiments, including a coconut one, and a vaguely spicy one. The mixed sizzling starter had a decent amount of meat, but the chicken was a bit overcooked. For the main, I had naga chilli; I couldn't actually see any chillies in it, and it was not as hot as expected, though otherwise it was fine. The Peshwari nan was nice, and the veg OK, though there seemed a surprising amount left. After a fairly slow start to the meal, we finished in reasonable time. Overall it was a decent meal, but nothing really stood out.