Memsaheb on-Thames restaurant review
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time around a plate of something, it made sense to get some discounts along the way.
before, I found Memsaheb on-Thames, which offered Indian food on a
of Dogs in East London. The restaurant
is spacious with a modern feel, though it did kind of remind me of small town
though this would probably be better appreciated in the daytime.
had to pay full price for our sides, such a poppadams, rice, naan and
and mango chutney. The mango chutney was
unusually my favourite. I don’t usually
like he sweetened puree normally served at Indian restaurants. However, this was a stronger, tamarind
infused chutney which had a flavour to rival the chutneys at the Michelin
starred Benares Indian restaurant.
Though that’s where the similarities end.
spices. What it lacked in presentation,
it made up for in taste. The lemony-meaty flavour went well with the puri, and
it w as a really nice change to order crab, as they don’t often serve it at Indian
restaurants. Though it think this crab meat
was more of the tinned variety than fresh.
|Mixed starters – seekh kebab, chicken tikka, onion bhaji and lamb samosa|
flavour. It seemed like the restaurant
was catering for a non-Asian audience and keeping the spices to a minimum.
main. The green chillis added a real kick that was almost too spice for me, and the sliced fried onions were the
I wasn’t so keen on the lamb
curry. Despite its unusual name – Lamb Xacuti – it tasted like run-of the mill
lamb, and a reheated lamb at that.
Both mains came in decent sized portions, so
could easily be shared between two.
We paid just over £25.00 for two of using our
Tastecard, and we had only bought one soft drink and had water. This was reasonable, but if we had paid the
full price of nearly £40, I would feel like we hadn’t really had value for
So here’s my quick-fire summary…
Memsaheb on Thames in a nutshell
Price – two can dine for under £40. Though cheaper with Tastecard
Halal – yes. Some vegetarian options available.
Great if… you want something slightly
different (I’m referring to the crab puri starter, not the rest of the menu).
Also great if you like your starters mild.
Not so great if… you’re a curry aficionado. This is
a bit run-of-the-mill I’m afraid.
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