We had our first meal at the Ganges about 3 weeks before this particular visit and were very impressed with the variety of dishes and the standard of the food. Service, too, was good. I had fish jalfresi (never seen that on a menu before) and it was excellent, although the fish (cod, apparently) really struggled to compete with the fresh green chilli.
Last night I returned hoping to try the fish bhuna and expecting great things. I booked a table and we arrived at the appointed time only to find the door locked. Peering through the tinted glass, I noticed the figure of a policewoman just inside the doorway. A closer look revealed several more policemen/women standing over the restaurant staff (looking very displeased) who were all sitting on the comfy chairs in the waiting area. The policewoman in the doorway waved us away impatiently - and we'd booked!
Returning to the car, we headed into town to the Ghurka instead (see other review). We passed the Ganges and, about 30 metres further on, on the other side of the road, were two police vans each with the words "Immigration enforcement" emblazoned in large type down the side. Hmmm. Would I go back? Well it's for the courts to judge the immigration issue and expel any illegals, I only have to judge the food and service. On that basis I would go back...in the hope that the chef hasn't been deported.
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