The Punjab

80 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9PA - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7836 9787

Overall 3.3
Food 2.0
Service 1.0
Atmosphere 4.0
Value 6.0
Based on 1 reviews

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Awful. Nasty brown slurry they were passing off as curry - all the dishes were the same. And the waiting staff were so RUDE. How on earth this place has remained open for so long I have no idea! One to avoid.
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Overall rating 3 stars
Food 2 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 6
Thursday, April 17, 2014

We were a group of 5 adults and 3 children (3-year olds) when we went to this restaurant to have lunch... We had been there many times before. The adults were ravenous and going to order food and drink properly. However the children wanted to eat pasta so a friend gave them homemade pasta she had carried along for one of the children. The manager stared screaming about how outside food was not allowed. We explained to him rather politely that we were only giving the 3-year olds home made food as they are fussy eaters and they don't eat outside food (especially not Indian food), but the adults were all going to eat and drink entirely in the restaurant. However, he actually threw us out, very very rudely.

We were shocked, never ever had we seen a restaurant that wont let little children eat home-made food and would insist that they have spicy / other restaurant food only!

We will never go to this otherwise average restaurant again...
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Overall rating 0 stars
Food 0 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0
Monday, April 07, 2014

We are a family of five from the Netherlands and like exotic meals. Although Indian cuisine is not our favourite (Thai cuisine is), we had high expectations because we read an advert in the Covent Garden Underground elevator, The Punjab being the best Indian restaurant in the UK.

We all ordered a different main course. I ordered a dish, can't remember the name, but it had the qualification "YOU SHOULD AT LEAST HAVE TRIED ONCE IN A LIFETIME".

Main courses were served and we noticed we all got chicken with a brown sauce. Various colors brown, but all brown. And everything tasted "brown". Only very very small differences between the main courses: We tried a piece from each other. Absolutely not very exciting or special.

On my way to the toilet I looked at other tables and spotted brown sauce only. Can they do other than brown sauce? Have been to other Indian restaurants in the UK (London, Stratford, Glasgow) which were much better.

Staff were really pushy; have been asked to order by at least 5 staff members in less than 5 minutes.

Highly overrated !!!
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Bart Vonk - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 6 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 6
Monday, April 15, 2013

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