Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Maharani Camden 7

I don’t think this place is related to the Maharani in Soho — in my opinion one of the very best Indian restaurants in London (qv).

But it seems to be a popular haunt for residents of Camden; other members of our party had already eaten here on several previous occasions. (If you don’t like a restaurant, you don’t go back).

The starter menu has all the usual favourites, as well as a couple of more exotic choices — Scallops Peri Peri and Sev Puri (a vegetarian version of the more usual Prawn Puri). We shared a selection of dishes, and the standard was good.

For the main course I chose Naga Murch, their take on Chicken Jalfrezi. It was not particularly hot, but the taste was good. One of my fellow diners ordered a Vegetable Curry to be made Phall strength; they did not disappoint. There is also a very good selection of vegetable side dishes. And if you like fish, you’ll find Tandoori Trout, Bengal Boal Fish and Tilapia Bhuna — a somewhat more ambitious choice than you’d find in most Indian restauarants.

The service was efficient, if somewhat impersonal. Prices were very reasonable.