Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Shilpa 7


This restaurant in the heart of Hammersmith describes itself on its website as a “customer focused entity” (whatever that means). In particular in specialises in the cuisine of Kerala, the region in the south of India.

I had eaten here a few years ago and had a rather diappointing meal, resulting in a 5/10 VV rating. However when I was invited to go there recently, I thought it would only be fair to give them a second chance.

And indeed it was all rather good. A cheerful, brightly lit setting. Friendly and efficient service. And a menu that was somewhat more extensive than it had been on my previous visit (it had been one of my criticisms that there were only four chicken main course options).

We had a selection of starters, which included the Cauliflower Chilli Fry which was really very good. The Prawn Poori was also above average.

Our main courses included Chicken Vindaloo, Varutharca Kozhi Curry (chicken cooked in coconut and ginger) and Niligiri Lamb Korma. All good if unexceptional.

The portions were generous, and the house Malbec was very good – particularly at £17.50 a bottle.

A return visit is in order.