Shimla Mirch, Shepherds Bush, formerly Le Cinamon

It was Saturday night and a curry was the in order. I was running a 10K in the morning so no beer for a change. It was a filthy night so we jumped in the car and drove down to Shepherds Bush Road for a meal at "Le Cinnamon". My sister lives near here so we had been before and knew it was one of the better local indians around. The restaurant was quiet but we were warmly welcomed by the manager. He told the weather had resulted in loads of takeaway orders so his waiting staff were out delivering. The restaurant filled up after we arrived yet he still managed to look after everyone by himself, great service. The Poppadoms, dips and starters were excellent. Really flavoursome especially being washed down with a fresh mango lassi. The mains were less good, my wife had a chicken korma-esque curry which was very nice. I was however doing a 10K race in the morning so opted for tandoori lamb chops which were very tough indeed. Not great but possibly I should have gone for a curry. The naan was lovely. Only one choice of desert but it was fresh lychee, which was superb.

Main apart this is a very nice restaurant run by very nice people who take pride. I will definetly pop back but avoid the lamb chops.

Monday, July 13, 2009
Overall rating
Food 6 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

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