Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Delhi Brasserie 6

Situated in the heart of Soho, this is a popular destination. According to the restaurant’s website, it was on Frith Street that the nine-year-old Mozart wrote his first symphony. I wonder whether he’d have stopped off for a celebratory curry of the Delhi Brasserie had already opened for business.

The place was full (on a Tuesday evening) so it’s as well that we had booked. Our table was somewhat cramped; I guess they are trying to squeeze in as many people as possible. The service was friendly and efficient, probably because they want to get maximum throughput of diners.

We started with Quail and Tandoori Mixed Grill; both were adequate if slightly uninspiring. Our main courses varied greatly in quality: the Chicken Dansak was very tasty, and the Lamb Bhuteko (“with green pepper, spring onions, tomatoes and chef’s own spices”) was also very good. But a Vindaloo Vegetable Curry was
terrible, tasting as if someone had simply emptied a jar of curry powder into the pan.

The price was very reasonable, so it’s a pity that the food was a bit hit-or-miss. Plus there are some much better places to be found nearby (see my restaurant map).