Visited this restaurant recently while in the UK with work. Our UAE based company was staying at a hotel quite close. Could not fault the quality of the foods or the levels of service from the moment we entered the building to the moment we left on the two occasions we were there. We ate from the a la carte menu. I had the miny chicken tikka (excellant) and the chicken dum biryani (moist and flavoursome). Even the side dishes we had hit the spot (potatoes & chick peas my fave). Would definately visit again when in UK.
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Posted: Fri Aug 3 2012
One of the oldest tandoori restaurants in London has had a makeover, with lovely new decor and lighting, but it still offers the same sumptuous Indian cooking that has made it a favourite for over thirty five years. The light, bright frontage leads into a warm, modern stucco dining room with mocha leather seating and traditional artwork and pierced metal wall lights. The menu includes dishes like starter of bazaari lamb chops and kali mirchi calamari, main courses of murgh makhani and mogul ke shank, or one of the many expert tandoori dishes. Add some naan, raita, rice and a glass of complementing wine from the well devised drinks list, and you'll be glad you made the trip.
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Stumbled into this great Indian place after visiting a friend who lives a couple of roads away. Told them we were in a bit of a hurry as we wanted to see the fireworks on tower bridge. The waiter was very accomodating and friendly. He recommended a few good dishes and bought the food out quickly, even though there were a few other tables. Good food and friendly service, we'll be back!
Food was really good and extraordinarily my young toddler loved their chicken korma; that the waiter recommended. The staff were very child friendly. This restaurant is becoming a favourite!
Pucker restaurant in Tower Bridge Road! Had a great night here recently, food was good- specially dish named mogel Shank! and friendly service aswell...can't really ask for more! Highly recommended ;-)
My colleagues and I have been meaning to visit this restaurant for some time now as we work nearby in long lane. We finally had the chance on monday evening.
After work we took a leisurely stroll down to Tower Bridge Road and upon arrival we were greeted with enthusiasm by 2 waiters dressed in smart red jackets and another chap who looked like the manager. Our coats were politely taken from us and we were seated at a table near the window.
A few minutes later a waiter came to take our drinks orders and the obligatory popadom order. The popadoms arrived nice and crisp and the dips tasted fresh and homemade.
After a little while the manager came to take our order, we decided not to opt for starters on this occasion. I chose a Tandoori King Prawn in mint and dill sauce, which was advertised outside. My colleagues chose Thali's and a classic Chicken Korma. The chap taking our order was very informative but not too pushy, he could have easily made us order side dishes, condiments, etc. He explained that if we needed to order extra items we could do so later. This would prevent us from over ordering. Why can't all restaurant managers be like this?!
While our food was being prepared the manager persuaded us to play a game of "Carrom" with him. He even taught us how to play it and got another waiter involved to help. We then returned to our table as our food was ready to be served. The Chef personally came out to serve us our food and he invited us to visit his kitchen to watch him use the Tandoor! We didnt take him up on his offer this time but promised to do so next time. As expected the food was nothing but perfect, I vowed that I would try a Thali next time round because it was so nicely presented. My King Prawn dish was not over bearingly minty but carefully spiced and this can be said about all the other dishes as well. Even the rice and naans were light and well presented. After finishing our meals, two of us opted for Milk Chai upon a waiters recommendation. They arrived promptly and as requested they were not too sweet.
Overall, our night out was good value for money, we were treated to a beautiful meal and the staff took very good care of us. On the downside Tower Tandoori has set the bar so high that we will have very very high expectations every time we visit. Nonetheless, it is no wonder this restaurant has been there for so long and so busy for a monday night.