East/West

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  • Address:

    East/West 1st Floor
    57 Charing Cross Road
    London
    WC2H 0NE

  • Venue phone:

    07531 378 329

  • Venue website:

    www.eastwestoriental.com

  • Opening hours:

    Meals served noon-9pm Mon-Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £5-£8

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Cam P

I think the previous reviewer must have caught them on a real off day, as all I can say is that I've been there twice now (once for lunch, once for an early supper) and on both occasions have been supremely impressed by the authenticity and quality of the food served. The beef rendang is worth particular mention - quite possibly the best in London, and I've tried my fair share. Granted the environment is more conducive to a quick meal rather than somewhere you'd linger to savour the ambiance, but for authentic Indonesian flavours this place is hard to beat.

Christopher Terry

Four stars? Are you kidding me? This is among the nastiest food I've ever eaten, in London or anywhere else. Okay, we showed up late on a Saturday afternoon, half five. But if they didn't have food left fit to eat, they should have said so. It was not fit to eat. The bakso - Javanese meatball soup - was a tasteless swill of hot water, rubbery flavourless meatballs and bits of vegetation. The Nasi Padang was hideous even though I finished it. No discernible coconut flavour, overspiced meat cooked to grim chewy leather. Horrible. And some awful sickly sweet concoction involving ice and sugar that I could not eat. This place trades on looking like authentic Malay/Indonesian streetfood. It would not last five seconds in the real world. It made me feel sick. Avoid it like plague. For that matter, on this evidence, avoid Time Out's recommendations like the plague.