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Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 03:21 pm:   

On a less political, though no less hot topic (get it) can anyone give me the gist on the Curry house situation in Forest Hill?
Thinking of trying out Kafe La tonight(recently moved to the area), but are others near the station better?
Cafe Jeera?
Sweet Chilli?
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 03:44 pm:   

Never tried Kafe La but hear it is rather nice. Always a favourite is the Dewaniam Tandoori at 133 Stanstead Road.They have won loads of awards over the years and always seem to rank really high in the national curry awards. Always does it for me! mmmm, this hot topic (as you say Joanie) is making me rather hungry! Enjoy it where ever you end up!
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 04:20 pm:   

I think it depends what you're after Joanie? Kafe La is nice, though not somewhere I'd feel comfortable heading to after several pints as it's a bit TOO nice! I'm a fan of Cafe Jeera - their special menu is really good and we quite often get complimentary bhajis - can't ask for more than that.

Babur in Honor Oak is supposed to be one of the best in London but I've never been there.
Joined 05-03-2004
Posted on Friday, 04 March, 2005 - 04:58 pm:   

kafe la is excellent, Babour in Honor Oak is fantastic. The staff in both are really welcoming
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Saturday, 05 March, 2005 - 12:08 am:   

Dewaniam in Forest Hill and Babur have long been noted as some of the best curry houses - they may charge accordingly! Babur now does an upmarket take away as well as the more standard - they do themes as well, get on their mailing list (shame about the tacky things they give you on birthdays).

The Red Rose? by Gipsy Hill used to be excellent and people also rave about the various curry houses on Lordship Lane, there are so many surely they must have to make a special effort to compete. The Napalease in Sydeham High Street used to be an excellent Sri Lankan restaurant and was fire bombed a few years ago due to a row within the SL community (I believe). In town prefer Drummond Street to Brick Lane, and the India Club in the Strand, Strand coninental Hotel I believe, is IMO one of the most authentic Indians (and in this case it is Indian) - you either love it or hate it (me the former). Bangalore again IMO has by far the best food if you want to go futher afield.
Joined 08-01-2003
Posted on Saturday, 05 March, 2005 - 01:29 pm:   

What do you get on birthdays Dave?

You certainly know your curries!
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 07 March, 2005 - 04:42 pm:   

Joanie here again - well we went for a take away in the end from Kafe La, and what a feast we had.
Delivered within 20 mins, free Cobra beer, free popadums and sauce. The curries were delicious and not packed full of colourings or processed spices - you could really taste the spice & flavours. Huge portions. The delivery guy was very friendly and made sure we knew where they were based and that we should come down and eat in next time.
Having passed the restaurant it looks a little stark lighting wise, but with the food being so great will definitely be eating there.....
Will try out a few more - thanks for all your comments!
Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Monday, 02 May, 2005 - 09:00 pm:   

Just eaten at Kafe La. Very good value for money. With tip cost around 35. Four beers. 4 starters and two mains. Can recommend the King prawn butterfly and mushroom bora and onion bhaji for starters. The mains Lamb kumra a bit too sweet. The lamb Jalfraijee plenty of it and fiery as promised on the menu. Good service and nice atmosphere.

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