Cheap and cheerful!
Posted on 01 / 01 / 2011
Bombay Aloo is one of my favourite standby places to go in Brighton. It's all vegetarian and genuinely All You Can Eat. Most of the day it's around £5 but between (I think) 3.30pm and 5pm it's £3.95.
There are usually around five different curries (a korma, a chef's special, chickpea, and a couple of standard mixed veg), a tarka dhal, rice, pitta bread, bhajis, deep-fried veg, a huge bowl of poppadums, plus an array of salads and chutnies. The drinks are fairly priced and of course they do Indian beer (Kingfisher and Cobra).
There are a couple of extra dishes listed on the drinks menu but you can only order them if you are also having the all you can eat buffet as well. I guess that's to avoid having people go in just to get beer and a small snack.
There are around 12 tables for either 2 or 4 people but it's rarely so full that you can't get a seat.
It's an absolute bargain here - I usually end up going back up to the buffet about four times and am completely stuffed by the time I leave - not bad for less than £4 at the right time of day.
The only complaint is that the curries are a little thin (watery) sometimes - that is certainly the case for the tarka dhal - it's practically soup but that in no way takes away from the value for money.
Price, Convenience, All vegetarian