Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Shapur 6

The Shapur’s location makes it a useful destination for post-theatre eating. That’s what brought our party here on a Monday evening.

It looks like a typical Indian restaurant — quite dark. Poppadums arrived promptly, and were soon washed down by some welcome bottles of Kingfisher beer.

There are some unusual starter choices, including Monk Pudina (marinated monk fish) aznd Spicy White Bait. I played safe by going for the non-vegetarian Mix Platter.

Our main courses included Hara Chicken Tikka Massala, Chicken Xacutti and Chicken Jalfrezi. Although the taste was good (particularly the Xacutti), the dishes were all a bit too mild. (Maybe they don’t want to frighten the tourists).

The service is somehat nondescript, efficient but impersonal.

So, all in all, it’s all a bit average: average food, average service, average value. I won’t be rushing back.