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The Delhi Brasserie - Soho

Restaurants, Indian Soho
3 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)

Time Out says

The Delhi Brasserie is located on Frith Street, in Soho. Offering traditional north-Indian cuisine, The Delhi Brasserie was established in 1975, offering a range of classic curry house classics. 

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Address: 44 Frith Street Soho
London
W1D 4SB
Price: £25 and under
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3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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A really lovely dinner experience for my friend and I! We ended up here as we were craving Indian food and our cravings were fully satisfied! I liked how they had 2 floors of seating and we were seated downstairs. As it was 27 Celcius out, our waiter quickly took the initiative to turn on the air conditioning, which we were really grateful for. It was especially handy when we started eating and the spices kicked in. 


After a quick browse of the menu, we decided to share the Vegetable Samosa starter. One order comes with two samosas garnished with some salad on the side and a sweet, tamarind dipping sauce. I enjoyed this because the pastry of the samosa was thin, golden, and crispy without being greasy from frying. It was also filled with a variety of vegetables, which I could clearly see as they were in chunks rather than a smooth paste. The dipping sauce was nice, as it had a good balance between sweet and spicy. 


As for my main, I went for the Lamb Khasi Josh. This was delicious as the pieces of lamb were succulent and so tender! They were cut into well-sized chunks and the curry gravy was so flavourful. I thought it could have been more spicy, as I do like my food quite hot but this was at a tolerable level of heat. Alongside, I had a Plain Naan, which soaked up the curry beautifully and went really well with it. We also shared a bowl of Basmati Rice, as this was another great way to soak up the curry. 


Overall, I thought the service was very welcoming. Our waiter was friendly and made sure we were well taken care of - eg. filling up our glasses of water regularly, ensuring new cutlery and plates with each course, and in general just checking in on us throughout the meal. The food also arrived not long after we ordered, which was fantastic since we were pretty hungry! 


I've been hearing about this Indian restaurant for the past few years, but never had the opportunity to try it until recently. It was one of the best experiences I've had so far as it surpassed all my expectations. Be it the food, or service or the ambience, it had all! I would definitely recommend this to everyone who are looking for an exquisite Indian dining experience within this city!



Saturday night dinner, two persons. Food was ok, but not better than moderate. Waiters were unfriendly and were rushing to get us out as soon as possible to get new customers in. The only time they were friendly, was when it was time to pay the bill. We were seated in front of the main door where a cold wind was blowing in our face every five minutes. A proper restaurant would never put a table so close to the entrance door.
Dinner started with the waiter getting visibly impatient while we were choosing from the menu (and we did not spend too long on this!) When they brought the starter, our napkins were literally thrown into our lap. (As if we would not know proper table manners ... we were still choosing from the wine list at that moment and just did not get the chance to do so ourself). Papadums and chutney were ok, but nothing special. During starters, we had to keep the waiter twice from removing our starter before we had finished it all.  To continue, I ordered red wine and got white wine instead (White wine to accompany spicy Indian food ...  you must be crazy!!). I did not even bother to complain. At that point the only thing we wanted was to get out as quick as possible because the cold air was really bothering us. The main course was decent, but a bit dull and not very rich. The naan bread and the pilau rice were good. But, we have had so much better Indian food in the past, going out dining or prepared by friends! And again, a waiter almost collected our plates before we were finished. I guess this was the final sign to beat it. (And, we were not slow! I am aware these restaurants depend on a good table turnover, but these waiters just made me feel like a cash cow!!) Upon paying however, they suddenly remembered how to properly treat guests ... we got wet napkins for our hands, a discount loyalty card, and help with getting our coats on ... Based on what we experienced, this restaurant just does not disserve good reviews, let alone recommendations.

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