Hot Stuff

Restaurants, Indian South Lambeth
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Hot Stuff
Britta Jaschinski

Twentysomethings, with digs in the locality, love this no-frills venue on snug little Wilcox Road, bringing a hip vibe that’s accentuated by the deep purple walls, mosaic framed mirrors, and fairy lights in the windows. The no-corkage BYO policy is a big draw (there’s an off-licence next door), but so is the food – freshly prepared in the open kitchen at the rear.

There’s a brief menu of standard North Indian dishes, as well as daily specials. Expect complimentary popadums with decent chutneys to start. Highlights include sag chicken (bursting with the flavour of spinach) and piping hot chana dahl, but parties of ‘leave it to the chef’ diners fare best, with a wider variety of dishes conveyed to their tables (such as tandoori chicken wings). Our bill, like theirs, was £15 a head.


Venue name: Hot Stuff
Address: 19-23 Wilcox Rd
Opening hours: Meals served 11am-10pm Mon-Fri; 1-10pm Sat; 4-10pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Vauxhall tube/rail
Price: Main courses £3-£8.50
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Fantastic atmosphere ... real East African Asian cooking ... not sure I should let the secret out, it's too good.

Wonderful family that run Hot Stuff, cooking from the heart, never had a bad meal there in 15 + years.

Our all time favourite restaurant in London! Come here for a fantastic home-cooked curry with a soul: NO western-taste-bud-edited-bland-stuff-with-samey-tasting-sauces here! Wonderful flavours and curries for both vegetarians and meat eaters that have stood the test of time and not declined in quality for the past 8 years that my husband (then boyfriend) and I have been coming here. We love especially the chilli paneer, the chicken parcels, the masala fish, spicy lamb and wonderfully flavoured spiced cabbage (and the list goes on!!!)! The home made garlic & coriander naan bread is a must too. Everything is also very fairly priced and Hot Stuff is one of the last true BYO places in London. And if all of this isn't already enough to recommend Hot Stuff - Raj and his family have repeatedly made us feel truly welcome at Hot Stuff, in a way that went well beyond the standard remit of good hospitality. We recommend Hot Stuff wholeheartedly and with passion!

Great food and even better service.
What a host! Well looked after, and was laughing all night! Love this place!
Steve B

As an Indian I am very fussy about where I go for my curries. Hot Stuff is the place I regularly go back to and take my friends. V friendly service and amazing curries!

Friendly funny lot serving food with taste spice and passion. Very happy customer for 20 years. mmmm fish tikka !

Great atmosphere, quality food (spicy too, the clue is in the restaurant's name), and very reasonable prices. Raj Dawood runs a cracking outfit which includes the personal touch. What's not to like!