We walked in without a reservation, and were (reluctantly) given a table but did not feel welcomed.
It is a tiny restaurant and the tables are very close together. Don't eat here if you want to feel private. I can understand why reservations are recommended, since seating is limited. They could easily have put this on their sign, which we had examined during our afternoon walk, and which had led us back to the restaurant.
We then had a long wait for menus, while other guests were seated and received theirs. During this time we witnessed another pair of diners taste their food and then agree with the waitress to pay for their drinks and leave...we started to worry.
When we were finally given menus and allowed to order, however, the evening began to turn around. We ordered from the Indian side, as those are flavours we are familiar with. Tasty poppadoms and dips arrived, but the clearly inexperienced wait staff failed to explain that they were complimentary, so we first thought it was a mix-up. Our appetizers, dal soup and and potato samosas, came promptly and were delicious...but the portions were so generous that we rather ruined our appetite for the main course.
The main course, Chicken Tikka, Chicken Pahadi, raita, nan and rice, was served in a timely fashion, and was beautifully cooked and seasoned. But my dinner plate had a big chip out of it, which the wait staff had not noticed.
While we were enjoying our main courses, there were no less than four staff (it seemed to be two owners and two wait staff) moving in the limited space among the few tables, serving food and wine and taking orders. Frankly, it seemed disorganized, and in such tight quarters you can't help noticing.
I felt that the prices for the "extras" like naan, raita and rice were high - but the mains were priced reasonably and all portions were very generous.
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