Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Muhib 7

In my quest to improve the representation of Brick Lane establishments on this site, I headed for Muhib on the grounds that other reviewers (including many on TripAdvisor) had rated it highly.

The first thing you notice is the epic scale of the menu. There are literally hundreds of dishes, including all the old favourites, as well as some “Muhib Specialities”. Then there are about another 30 “Balti Specialities”. No one is going to have a problem finding something to their taste.

We opted for a selection of tandoori starters. Then we had Chicken Palak (with spinach), King Prawn Vindaloo and an extra-spiced Persian Chicken Biriyani. All the food was of a good standard, although it didn’t quite have the wow-factor that we experienced at the Nazrul (on the opposite side of Brick Lane).

We didn’t get as far as the desserts, as appetites were duly sated.

The service was efficient, if slightly impersonal. And prices were very reasonable. My only slight gripe is that the restaurant was incredibly hot; it was a steamy August night, and there didn’t appear to be any air-conditioning.