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“Meal uninteresting, very unfriendly and unprofessional staff”
Review of Chutney

Chutney
Ranked #9,118 of 23,211 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$1 - US$55
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Clapham / Battersea 
Description: The Chutney is a gem of a restaurant in London���s Wandsworth that locals would surely like to keep to themselves. One look at the blood red designer chairs, bright white walls and pale wood floor of The Chutney says it all: smart, modern restaurant with character. Pretty floral displays adorn the light-flooded dining room. And every dish from The Chutney���s modern Indian menu is a specialty, they say. But if we had to choose highlights they���d be the mirchi lamb, the paneer tikka, the excellent murgh handi laziz chicken, and definitely the Goan fish curry. Additionally, The Chutney restaurant offers a very special carrot pudding. The best table? By the big windows or outside on the grape tree-lined forecourt. With a strong international wine list, friendly service and great location, The Chutney restaurant is a great spot to enjoy Indian cuisine.
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I must admit we were quite late and came around 10 PM on a Tuesday night when other guests had already finished eating. It might have been due to that fact that the staff (five men) seemed very uninterested, even annoyed when we came in. This impression lasted throughout the dinner - we were asked to order about one minute after entering, and got a killing glance when we said we'd need another minute. The worst (yet funniest) part was when the waiter was about to clear the table. Right in front of me, he took the time to sort out the waste and then pile all plates and bowls, putting one bowl into the other so that all the remaining chutney squeezed onto the entire plates underneath, well, you can imagine how it looked like.

I'm not so artsy fartsy, but that unprofessional behaviour was very unwelcoming.

The food was merely ok, prices not too high. I will definitely not come back.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

As a regular to this restaurant over many years, we have recently been disappointed by the spicing and flavouring balance. Chili now overwhelms many of the dishes. The patras (stuffed vine leaves), formerly lovely sweet-ish pinwheels, are now just unappetising chopped ever larger chunks, with chili slices and seeds stuck on. Ingredients like mushroom and corn, which used to appear in dishes, are now rarities. The potato cakes (bondas, pakoras) are too highly chili'd and the dal is somewhat sour. The chutneys seem a bit diluted. The buffet spread remains generous, the value for money and the service good, but we missed the subtle spicing - hopefully it can be recovered.

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2  Thank 387Ludo
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This restaurant is very good, nice little place and easy to find. Good value for London. About one block from Euston Square stop. They also have a buffet during the day.

Thank kshorne
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Right from the off I think its fair to say that the food at Ravi Shanker over the road is in my opinion slightly better. However, everything else about this place is easily better than any of the Drummond Street usuals. It is much nicer inside and is somewhere you could go for a meal with a date whereas the others really arent. We had the set meal and some added Bhel Puri and it was very nice with a good range of flavours and tastes and textures throughout. The table next to us had the special thali and that looked good too. Its not licenced so you can take in your own drinks of enjoy the non alcoholic offerings. The masala tea is very nice. Not yet tried it for the buffet lunch but I will do.

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Thank Craig1976
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I've been a regular visitor for ten years, usually for the lunchtime buffet. There is a wide selection of dishes hot and cold and they change regularly. Fruit is included for dessert. Try a sweet or mango lassi (not included in the buffet).
Let us only hope they survive HS2 (the new high-speed railway threatening to chaos in Drummond St and elsewhere)!

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1  Thank Chris D
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