Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Bengal Lancer 4


Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Hard to believe that this was a Vindaloo Vic 10/10 rated restaurant. It used to be so good. But it has declined in every way and I (for one) don’t intend to go there again.

When I last arrived, the green neon name sign on the outside of the building wasn’t working, so the place looked like it was closed even though it wasn’t.

Inside there were just a few diners. The busy atmosphere of old had gone. And then I found out why – the food.

My old favourite starter, the Konjee Lamb, was still on the menu, but the waiter told me they hadn’t actually served it for years. (He said they were planning to update their menu accordingly).

And the Kalapuri Chicken main course was a pale shadow of its former self, very bland and not very spicy. My fellow diners also complained that their food was less than exciting.

It’s really sad to see what’s happened to this once great restaurant. I suspect that if they go on like this, they won’t be trading for much longer.