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“Filthy toilet right next to kitchen...”

Woodlands - Hampstead
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Ranked #15,288 of 23,379 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$26 - US$40
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 17 January 2011

4 of us turned up one Thursday evening at 7pm. The restaurant was empty. Our order was taken by presumably the manager and was helped by a young waitress with poor English. Poppadums arrived and were borderline - slightly chewy and a bit old. A mound of bhel puri arrived, but unfortunately the puffed rice was also stale and chewy and so wasn't eaten.

The manager seemed busy flirting with the waitress behind the bar and didn't check on our satisfaction with the starters. When the waitress came to clear away the plates, she was told that we didn't want it because the puffed rice was stale.

For main courses, we had the Woodlands Korma, a Rava Masala Dosa, a Thali and a Raj Kachori. These were fine, with some distinctive flavours identifiable, rather than an amorphous blend which was appreciated.

Unfortunately when the toilet downstairs next to the kitchen was visited, it was found to be filthy with caked on excrement, the sink cracked and hairy, with clearly a long- term leak underneath dripping into a bucket. Extremely unsanitary indeed.

When the bill arrived, we found that £16 had been charged for the single glass of wine, the bhel puri was still on their and a 12.5% service charge added. Querying this, the manager apologised for the wine error, but challenged our refusal to pay for the uneaten stale bhel puri.

Overall then, NOT recommended and 4 customers who will not be returning.

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