I visited Shamrat last weekend with a group of friends. We were a little wary on arrival as there were no other customers there when we arrived (and none came). The waiter showed us to our table, brought some popadums and left. No one came near us for what seemed like an age and we were very ready for food when our order was finally taken. It was disappointing to hear they didnt serve alcohol and everyone except me ordered a cola instead. I asked for water instead. We later learned they are happy for people to bring their own and it would have been good if the waiter had told us.
When (eventually) the drinks came there were in a glass with ice and lemon. One of the group likes neither but he was so thirsty at this stage he drank it anyway fearing another wait. The waiter brought me a cola as well which I had to politely decline.
Then came the long wait for our food. The sizzling dishes came first followed by the rest. Once everyone except me had got their food, there was one dish left which didnt match up with my selection. The waiter returned to the kitchen and came back insisting it was what I ordered. I reluctantly accepted the dish and asked for my water again.
Finally the waiter gave us plates by which time the sizzling dishes were almost cold (as was the naan bread). I can only describe my meal as one of the blandest I have ever had. Think chicken coated with butter and cream. Not the aromatic ginger, spice and coriander the menu promised. General consensus was that each dish could be described as "average" at best.
We quickly finished and asked for the bill. After another wait, we paid cash and left.
Despite this being possibly the worst culinary experience I have ever had, on the positive side, the staff were polite.
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