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Reviewed 01st February 2016 (visited 31 January 2016)
Service and food is getting lazier. First time I ate here, we picked up our dinner and I thought it was quite good. The second time they got our order wrong, but they kept it vegetarian, so we could survive eating it and did without complaint...despite the fact that it was also extremely cold and had to be microwaved because the driver got lost. Last night we decided to give them another try. Well, the food again arrived cold...we had to microwave everything. The rice was hard. The food was so watery that there was a puddle on my plate that made the naan bread soggy. And again, the vegetables, etc that were in the dish werent even suppose to be in the dish I order. To name a few...undercooked cauliflower (loads of it), hard green beans and peas. And in the second watery dish...random onion badgies (spell?). Missing vegetables and nuts the dishes were suppose to include. Random stuff added that weren't on the menu. To add to all this, they forgot my eight year old son's food entirely. Not to be any more whiney...but it was a family night and we were sitting down to a movie, and that also was a bummer that he didn't get his food. My husband rang and told them of the missing food and told the guy that the kids food should be free at the very least. They could care less. Just delivered some cold chicken tiki masala. Could care less. Next time I'm going back to Kathmandu...or whatever the hell you call it, down on the main street in bray. Never had a complaint with them. Thick tasty sauces, hot to order, and you actually get what's suppose to come in the meal.
Reviewed 15th August 2013 (visited 7 August 2013)
The quality of the food here is definitely above average when compared to other Indian restaurants in the area so I am bemused by some of the reviews here. They seem to me to have a real commitment to using a wide range of fresh herbs and spices and cooking authentic regional Indian dishes, and you can really taste the difference in the food. What I like most is that the vegetables are never mushy and soft as in many Indian restaurants, but taste much more fresh and cooked to order and still have some bite and nutrition in them. We do not eat meat, but we really enjoy dishes like the new Jhinga Gobi - an utterly addictive delicious Small Plate dish of crunchy prawns with cauliflower and broccoli in a fabulous tasting light sauce. In Starters, we love Batata Vada, two potato cakes with fresh lemon, ginger and coriander, stuffed with nuts,with a tamarind dip. We love most of their vegetable main courses - as I say the flavours of the fresh herbs and spices are really vibrant and above average. I consider the prices to be good value and they also have special offers, early birds, small plates, etc. This small chain of restaurants have won a lot of awards for their food and as a Bray resident I agree with those plaudits and I am really glad that we have them in Bray.
Reviewed 25th July 2012 (visited 25 May 2012)
Very good just a takeaway but food delicious and very prompt with delivery service starters great and I love the butter chicken masala. Meal deal for 4 great value loads of food, my friends and I order this when havin a session.
Reviewed 19th July 2012 (visited 12 July 2012)
We ordered by phone and they were nice and efficient - we collected the meal as we live locally. We ordered Tandoori Prawns Masala, Tandoori Shaslik, Chicken Korma, Gosht Saagwala and Chicken Tika - we had a side of Saag Aloo and some Garlic Naans. It was all very bland and watery (and all tasted the same really) the naan bread didnt even have garlic in it! We were glad we had the Living Social discount as it would have been a very disappointing and expensive take out otherwise. Wont be going back, there are some other excellent Indian take outs in the area.
Reviewed 12th October 2011 (visited 8 October 2011)
Got a takeaway from here. Ordered it online with a chosen delivery time of 7.45 (ordered at 7). The website allowed me select this time. After 8 no sign of the meal. I did ring but they were unable to undate me saying it left the premises at 7.15. Arrived at 8.20 over 30 minutes after required time and over 1 hour after leaving restaurant. Meal arrived cold. Can only say very standard. Can't critise the food but it is not mind blowing or amazing there are better indian takeaways around especially for the price. We had the Tiffin starter, pakora tasted bland, samosa tasteless. I had the Murgh Karadhai, again flavours masked by chilli, likewise my husband birjani. Had heard so many good things about Bombay Pantry and felt disappointed. I won't be going back.