Saturday, 24 October 2009

Ruby Hurry

Like an unfaithful fool I flirted with North Cheam last night in the form of 'Namaste' curry house, which I have heard good things about from various sources.

I'd like to say it was worth the one and a half hours we waited for delivery, but with higher than average prices and smaller than average portions I shall be sticking to Bombay Masala or Meghna in future.

That'll learn me!

14 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

BenjyP said...

Curry Wars!

Whats wrong with Munal?

Meghna used to be awesome until about a year ago, then their food went rubbish and bland. Munal still provides the tastiest food. Further views and opinions please.

Just like Mr WP did, sometimes its just not worth taking the risk on somewhere you haven't tried before. You know one phonecall would have made your whole evening better

Worcester Park said...

BenjyP - I love Munal too, but they are a little on the pricey side and quite slow on the takeaways. Their weekday evening eat-in meal offer is great value.

I love Meghna, but that said I have had the odd bland takeaway from them.

I would disagree that it's sometimes not worth risking new things. If that was my philosophy I'd never have discovered all the gems we have in Worcester Park and beyond.

Anonymous said...

Namaste food is by far the most authentic curry you'll get - couldn't go back to the artificial flavours at Meghna etc. But I agree it is quite pricey and the take away wait is too long.

NS said...

I like Munal for eating-in but for takeaway I'm partial to Bombay Masala. Generous portions, fairly priced, quickly prepared and with friendly staff. Mmmm, salivating just thinking about it...

BenjyP said...

I suppose the risk only comes in due to the price of Munal and Meghna I will readily try Bombay next.

What about Chinese takeaways, I have created a rating system depending on what dishes I want to get, I put a plus or a minus next to the dish on the menu. My wife thinks I am a litte retentive, but yet doesn't complain when she gets the best Hot and Sour Soup. I buy from Classic Wok, Masters and Chows (controversially on Gander Greem lane) I am yet to try and of the others on the high street or even further afield, opinions on any of the others welcome please.

The Dutchman said...

Never broadened my horizons beyond Shalimar for Indian and Happy Garden for Chinese. Don't know whether this makes my opinion more (love their food that much) or less (nothing to compare it to) valid!!

BenjyP said...

An opinion is always valid as its purely subjective, whether it can be agreed with or not based on a more objective nature is different. You stated what you do, thats fine, where is Happy Garden?

Jacey said...

Of course it is personal opinions. The first Indian I went to many years ago in WP was Somraz (?) before there was a fire, I think andit came back as Meghna. Went in there with a friend a while ago and wasn't at all impressed with the "friendliness" (or not!) of the young men who work there. Food was okay but that was about it.
As for Chinese take-aways I've never stopped frequenting Happy Garden, love it. Still unfortunately I have recently moved nearer Cheam end and sometimes go to the Blue chip for their "meal for one". Its okay but choice is limited.
Will try RyanGate when its up and running (is it yet?) as I've heard good things sbout it. Lack of money prevents me from trying more/often.

Downwind of the Cock said...

Ah, The Somraz. That was my first curry. When I was younger I really didn't like spicy food at all and when I'd go in there with either my mates or some unlucky woman I'd managed to get drunk enough to agree to go out with me, I'd always have chicken and chips or omelette and chips. Charlie, the owner and old Worcester Park LEGEND (especially when he had his pulling clobber on) just simply refused to serve me these meals one night. He was so determined to make me at least try Indian food that he bought out a succession of tasters until I found one that I liked. That was my introduction to the gateway food of chicken tikka, one mouthful and I was hooked. Now, the older I get the spicier I like it.....

Downwind of the Cock said...

Oh, and when I was a kid me and my mates rated the Happy Garden chips as the best you could buy in WP, used to really like their odd fruit machine they had in there, it was kind of like video but not really, probably some kind of rear projection of the reels.

The Dutchman said...

Benjy - Happy Garden is up the top end of the High Street by Rumours Wine Bar. I can definitely recommend you give them a whirl - just not this evening - closed Tuesdays ;O)

Jacey said...

BenjyP - Happy Garden is at the top of Worcester Park high street next door to the Rumours winebar (near the Sains local and Meghna). Hope you can try it, I love it.

edwin mathews said...

EDWIN

Took my wife Margarate for the first time to Meghna indian thought the food was fabulous great tasting,well presented in elegant dishes.will definently order takeaways from them

edwin said...

Hello guys hope you had a good easter weekend,took a couple of my freinds yesterday for a drink in the worcester and then for a delicious meal at the meghna.My freinds are from surbiton and commented on my fine taste of choice ,was a great evening thank you to the guys at meghna for their great service and exeptional food.

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