Cold overpriced poor food with rude owner
Posted on 05 / 04 / 2015
Food cold, disappointing and overpriced, owner rude to his staff and awkward with customers, one to avoid.
On walking in, the owner publicly humiliated one of his female staff as he overruled where she could seat us. This set the tone for what was to come.
The owner asked if we wanted poppadums, the menu states "poppadum with chutney £0.95", but because when he said "two poppadums with pickle tray" I answered yes, the pickle tray added an extra £3.95 to the £1.90, more than tripling the price.
We ordered a set of starters. Two were recommended by the owner - we were virtually forced to accept his choices. One he claimed was not available anywhere in the UK yet I've had it at least twice before. The other, Idli Manchurian, had hot batter balls, but the sauce they were in was fridge-cold - it had plainly been premade and stirfried in a rush. The Pani Poori were unlike any pooris I've ever had before - cold, hard, and frankly gross - we ate just two of the eight provided.
We gave up at this point, paid up and left. Starters and two beers, £35. What a rip-off. I asked the waitresses about the owner's extraordinary rudeness towards them. "Yes we know, we're used to it". Tragic.
Poor, cold food, Rude owner, Overpriced