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“Poor to average indian restaurant” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Chilli

Red Chilli
Ranked #4,074 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$24
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
Annecy, France
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Poor to average indian restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

I'm surprised (after eating there tonight) to see this restaurant so highly rated.

Starters - mixed plate of samosa, onion bajji and paneer. The paneer was good. The samosa was bought in and did not taste fresh. The bajji was probably home made, but had been re-heated. Served with a mango chutney that was definitely off (tasted very strange).

Mains - two currys, two breads and rice. Currys were OK, but not better. Much too sweet (even a dansak which is supposed to be sour). Breads quite good.

Service minimal. Plenty of staff, but have feeling that customers not treated with respect.

Most of the customers were tourists (like ourselves) did not see any locals eating there on a Friday night.

There must be better options than this......I've eaten in many Indian restaurants and would class this in the bottom 25%. Not the worst, but very far from the best and TA rating is not justified.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“If you want good Indian....go to London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

It's not a secret that the best indian food is in London, so they say. We went to this one based on all positive TA reviews and they were spot-on. Great food and variety. We went on a Saturday evening and the place was empty (early birds I suppose), which worked very well to our advantage.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Roma
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150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good quality, incredible price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

We went to Red Chilli on Sunday evening, when there's a Banquet night, fouir courses for only 10£.
The menu is huge, very extensive, and the food has a very good quality: we totally loved the dinner, and the fact that we only paid 18£ each for a meal that was far more than we could eat, is incredible in this part of London.
The staff could be more polite, though, but we'll come back for sure (or order, because they deliver too).

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great staff and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Food was great to match the service!

Overall was a pretty cheap meal for myself and my partner with a couple of drinks.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Jubilee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

Went to Red Chilli on Sunday 3 June. Even though this was a very busy day the service was good and the food was excellent and very good value for money. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would certainly go again if we are in the area

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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