Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Mumbai Square 8

This is a big restaurant in the East End’s Middlesex Street (better known as “Petticoat Lane” because of its street market), although the entrance is actually round the corner in Gravel Lane.

It’s a big place and, when I arrived, it was almost completely empty. This of course set alarm bells ringing, but as the evening progressed it got progressively busier. So it’s a good place to go if you want to have a conversation and actually hear what’s being said.

We began with a selection of starters, Paneer Chilli, Duck Tikka and Chicken Nazakat (essentially a Chicken Tikka variant). All good, but the portions were small.

Our mains included Chicken Coba Naga and Manchurian Chicken, both described as hot dishes. Well they weren’t particularly hot, but they were extremely delicious. Again portion size was an issue and I felt hungry when I’d finished everything, which rarely happens in an Indian eatery.

Some Mango Kulfis brought proceedings to a close. Service was friendly if a little slow. It’s a pity about the small portions because otherwise Mumbai Square could get an even higher rating