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Bangalore City Restaurant Review

| Restaurants | 13/06/2012

Chicken Curry at Bangalore City

As someone who has only recently ventured into the world of London dining (I am a very loyal Nando’s fan), I’m rather apprehensive to try out other food that doesn’t involve Peri-Peri sauce. However, I have since taken the plunge and started dining at places where I actually have to look at the menu before I order.

This past Saturday, I was invited to a friend’s birthday dinner at Bangalore City, in you guessed it, the City of London. Located just off Gracechurch street (1 Corbet Court to be precise), Bangalore City is short walk from Liverpool Street, Bank and Monument Stations making it accessible and easy to find. I would not recommend driving down there as there is nowhere really to park, also it would be better for the environment. There is also another branch opposite Waterloo Station.

Smart interior

Upon entering the restaurant, I was amazed by the decor and furnishings, it was modern and contemporary without being too fussy. It was rather quiet for a Saturday evening, however this could have been due to start of Euro 2012. This is perhaps a shy contrast to nearby Brick Lane which is lined with dozens of door to door carbon-copy curry houses.

What to order?

Not being a particularly huge curry fan, I struggled with deciding what to order as I’m used to choosing the Chicken Tikka microwave meal for one in Tesco. However, Bangalore City’s menu has an interesting system which allows you to choose a big plate of curry and rice (only ¬£11.50)¬†with what meat you would like, for example: lamb, chicken, duck (there are also vegetarian options). There are also options for how hot you would like it, your vegetables and rice cooking style. I chose to have the chicken, Rogan josh (somewhere in the middle of mild to spicy), with potato Marsala mash and pilau rice. Although we waited slightly long for our food to come, it tasted exceptional with good portion sizes and amazingly presented (See the image above). The chicken was well cooked as I could taste the amalgamation of spices on my tongue, prompting me to never buy a microwave curry again.

Problems

However, the only problem I had with the restaurant was the waiter’s lack of knowledge on how the food would taste, as Indian food is all about spices, it may be worth their staff knowing about this as not everyone can handle a Vindaloo.

Dessert at Bangalore CityWorth a revisit?

I would definitely come here again. Being a recent graduate, I need to keep my eye on the pennies. My meal and drinks, costing roughly twenty pounds, was a bargain. Also if you can’t resist a freebie, sign up to Bangalore UK’s newsletter, print off the e-mail or show staff on your smartphone. You can receive a drink or dessert of your choice, absolutely free!

 

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