10 responses

  1. didyoumakethat
    February 3, 2011

    I live round the corner from Forest Tandoori and used to go there with terrifying regularity for a meal. (Once a week, sometimes more.) Then about a year ago there was a marked dip in quality. Everything suddenly tasted of salt! I don’t know if they had issues with their chefs, but I am very happy to hear that the restaurant may be back to good form, as it was so convenient. In the meantime, we’ve been going to Baburchi on Leytonstone High Road.

  2. Blythe
    February 3, 2011

    We always eat in, but you can takeaway from Raja on High St. Delicious food, great value for money (check out the set price menu) & fantastically warm, friendly staff. Can’t understand why it’s not packed to the rafters on the weekend!

    • JF
      February 4, 2011

      I agree with you about Raja, its a great little restaurant to eat in. I also quite like take-aways from the Bengal in St James’s Street.

  3. Spoons
    February 4, 2011

    We get a regular takeaway from Razmin and it’s always very nice.

  4. Silent London
    February 4, 2011

    I am still mourning the loss of the delicious Thai tofu curry in the William IV, but I’m a devotee of Razmin’s chana massala. The quality does vary, but when it’s good, it’s very good. Would love to know which other local takeaways are good for vegetarian curries.

  5. weetabixeater
    February 4, 2011

    I think this is a great idea. I’ve only just found this site, and I’ve already got recommendations for takeaways, found local info (not mediated by the WF Guardian) in one place and signed a petition. Like the site very much. It’s a great idea to have a Walthamstow blog like this.
    I usually phone for a delivery so I’m not great on restaurants. I always liked Balti Raj on Wood St. when I ordered Indian takeaway, being a special fan of Tandoori cooking. I know some people like Dhaka Tandoori, but I think Balti Raj is much better. I’ve got a liking for Chinese food in more recent times though, and have ordered that more frequently. Can I widen this to include Chinese, by recommending Oriental Star on St. James St. All the dishes we (my 2 grown-up children and I) have tried have been delicious and distinctive. Lamb ribs in Peppercorn salt, pak choi in garlic sauce, and the kung po dishes (with nuts) have been very good. Their crispy aromatic duck had been perfectly cooked both times we had it.
    Having said all that, I’ve talked myself into getting food from Balti Raj tonight, as I’ve just found I can order online!

  6. Helen
    February 5, 2011

    Like Weetabixeater I’ve only just found your site share his sentiments. Very much looking forward to the outcome of the curry comp, we usually order from the Curry Cottage opposite the William Morris museum but it’s recently become very disappointing.

  7. Simon M
    February 8, 2011

    Amazed no one’s mentioned Star Of India. For takeaways or eat in, it’s a bit pricier than the rest, but every time I try somewhere else I end up disappointed and wishing I’d gone to the Star. Wide-ranging menu (including lots for veggies), fresh ingredients, good cooking.

  8. Rich m
    March 27, 2011

    I have to say some extensive sampling, the leading curry house is Razmin … nice guys as well!

  9. BatFace
    November 3, 2012

    We are compelled to resurrect this discussion, as newcomers to the scene, by raving about the Shish Mahal at Bakers Arms. Eat in or takeaway, the food is delectable. Mirch bhaja Ghosht (Lamb and Tamarind), Dhal Makhani, Goan Crab, Handi, Karahi…. even the Naan breads are top notch. As self styled curry conoisseurs, we guarantee you’ll love it.

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