The dining rooms hasn't seen any change in decades, the service is brisk and to the point, the food is "authentic Indian" meaning its basic and simple.
But I love the place... If you know what to expect and are prepared you will also love it, if you want high class cuisine, slick service, nice decor and a dining experience then don't go.
If on the other hand you have a happy disposition and fancy a good value bite to eat then it could be for you.
Its located on the second floor of the Hotel Strand Continental, (stop off at the bar on the first floor to grab an alcoholic to take up stairs with you, or buy a bottle of wine from the off license on the way in).
You can't book, you just turn up and smile, we were seated at a 1950's formica table that had seen better days, the napkins are single ply paper, the cutlery is circa 1960's Woolworths and the waiter worn a pristine white chefs jacket with jet black buttons.
We went for the £14 set menu which covered all the basics to fill a gap. The menu is limited but good value.
If I based my score on the food it would be 2 stars, but taking into account the tradition of the place and the fact it feels like you have traveled back to the 1940's its got to be a very good.
Worth a visit for a quick cheap basic bite to eat, don't go to if you like service, fine food and carpet.
And if your really lucky you might witness a waiter chase customers down the stairs asking for a tip (like we did)
We gave the lad's 10% on our bill of £70 which fed 5 of us and when you appreciate your eating on the Strand we thought it was great value.
Look out for, blow light bulbs, missing coat hangers, chairs repaired with gaffa tape and lino flooring that has been worn through to the floor.
For someone with a warped sense of humor like me its a fantastic place that you must try!
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