87 New Road
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Time Out says
Fri May 25 2012
Just round the corner from the perennially heaving, crowd-pleasing Tayyabs, and far from a million miles away in concept, Needoo Grill opened in 2009 and continues to be a more civilised provider of Punjabi grills, curries and snacks. The relative lack of queues also means it’s a useful and speedy spot for takeaway.
Over repeated visits we’ve found the food consistently agreeable and the staff friendly, even if the menu does little to differentiate itself from its local counterpart – it was opened by a former Tayyabs manager. What you get is meaty grills (mutton kebab, lamb chops, king prawns), a few street food staples (samosa, pakora, paneer tikka roll), stridently spiced curries (‘daighi’ dry lamb, dahls, karahi meat dishes).
Take your time choosing and try some of the more unusual daily specials – lamb korma on Wednesdays, say, or nihari, made with slow-cooked lamb on the bone. Everything is good value, and there’s no corkage on BYO. We wish Needoo aimed to be a bit more than a lookalike alternative to Tayyabs, but even so it’s hard to fault for both execution and prices.
Needoo Grill 87 New Road
020 7247 0648
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Meals served 11.30am-11.30pm daily
Tube: Aldgate East or Whitechapel tube
Main courses £6-£6.50. Unlicensed. Corkage no charge
- 87 New Road
- 020 7247 0648
- 87 New Road
- Needoo Grill
Eating and drinking facilities. Restaurant and bar facilities. Take away. Vegetarian dishes. General facilities. Available for hire
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