Restaurant

Name: Sheba
Area: Brick Lane
Address: 136 Brick Lane
London E1 6RU
Phone: 020 7247 7824
Website: www.shebabricklane.com

Visits to this restaurant ...

1. 29 Jun 2000|2. 25 Jan 2001|3. 26 Sep 2002|4. 31 Jul 2003|5. 25 Mar 2004
6. 29 Jun 2006|7. 25 Feb 2010


"Lick my chick" - well, that's what they said.

Visit Report

Visit Number: 31 (visit 3 of 7 for this restaurant)
Date of visit: 26 Sep 2002
Cost per head: £19.00 (2 beers)

Serv Amb Beer Start Nan Rice Main Veg VFM Score Comments
Overall 7.4 7.0 7.1 7.6 6.7 6.7 7.3 6.2 8.0 7.18
Dave 7 7 7 7 8 7 5 7 6.7 See Dave's comments
Jon 7 7 7 9 7 6 8 6 8 7.4 See Jon's comments
Graeme 8 6 8 8 5 6 7 6 9 7.0 See Graeme's comments
Mark 7 7 7 6 7 8 8 9 7.4 See Mark's comments
Alex 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7.5 See Alex's comments
Neil 8 8 7 7 7 6 8 5 8 7.2 See Neil's comments
Robin 7 6 6 8 6 7 8 7 8 7.1 See Robin's comments

All Comments

Dave - Went for the combination of Chicken and Prawn curry (bit adventurous for me). At the time I would have given this a 7 but I was then up half the night with indigestion so I have downgraded to a 5. This may be a bit unfair as a contributory factor to the indigestion could have been the free peach schnapps with every bottle of bud at the Hamilton Hall. Sylvi has asked if there can be an extra category added for "after affect" - I have a feeling that had such a category existed a low mark would have been returned. Roll on November for the return to Herb and Spice!

Jon - Another excellent performance by the Sheba. The Nargis Kebab starter, basically an Indian scotch egg, was unusual and very good. The Vindaloo was hot (surprise, surprise) and full of tender chicken - but just one potato and, as I like me tatties, I marked it down a point. Draught Cobra was good. A lively Mr Griffin took liberties and had 3 beers, although as he was only on Carlsberg, we'll let him off (should non-Indian beer marks be allowed?). The cheap beer in the Kings Stores I'm sure will help the VFM mark as there was a significant whip residue. An all round good evening.

Graeme - A return 'home' to Sheba. I must admit to being slightly disappointed - I couldn't put my fingure on it but it just didn't seem as special as I remembered - maybe I've become spoilt with good curry houses. The food was very good and large portions too. Highlights were the draft Cobra (rare these days) and the (low) cost. Neil used the sit down facilities (on the weird toilet) even before the poppadoms arrived - it must be a student thing to maximise space in order to be able to clear up the leftovers.

Mark - Came away thinking it was nothing special but the Sheba simply delivers good food in a pleasant atmosphere at a cheap price so it is very hard to fault. Lamb tikka starter was slightly charred as now seems usual but the chicken chilli massala contained the biggest slices of chicken with a sharp pleasant sauce. 3 Beers for Griff - all finished, while Steve revealed his real name. Are any others operating under an alias like Diggers & the Legend? Perhaps Wrats is a Nigel or Brian a Kyle?

Alex - The jalfrezi wasn't as good as last time (when it was excellent) but still OK.

Neil - The Sheba lives up to it's consistent high standard. Excellent nosh apart from (strangely) the additional veg which didn't taste that fresh to me. Finally got to see the weird plumbing (which Mr Want got a good pic). We even struck up conversation with the next table, a first for the club! They seemed quite excited that a picture of them will be appearing on the web site, which prompted suggestions for a regular guest pic to be posted each month.

Robin - Generously spiced Reshmi Kebab to start, lovely aromatic Balti Chicken Jalfrezi to finish, still a top curry house with very reasonable prices. Graeme couldn't finish his Vindaloo so I obliged on his behalf, and that was also very tasty. Unfortunately although you can take the man out for a curry, it's not always trivial to take the curry out of the man.


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