The Indian Dining Club

244 Gipsy Road, Dulwich, London, SE27 9RB - View on a map
Telephone: 020 867 07588

Overall 8.0
Food 9.0
Service 7.0
Atmosphere 8.0
Value 8.0
Based on 1 reviews

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Frankly I don't trust these negative reviews and suspect they have been submitted with commercial motives in mind from a competitor. I have been ordering deliveries from this restaurant for years and consider myself extremely fortunate to have access to some of the best Indian food in London being produced by this restaurant.

Aside from the delicious fresh and healthy (not oily) food, every part of the presentation speaks of quality. The superior quality containers come labeled with printed labels specific to one's order so there's no guesswork over who's dish is who's. The very classy, strong bag that they deliver in is far too good to discard and I never throw them away. My wellies are in one of the bags in the boot of my car right now.

When a business makes such genuinely thoughtful and sincere efforts to make the very best offer it can to its patrons I feel it's only fair to speak up for their hard work. Peevish and dishonest reviews left by jealous competitors should be ignored: this is an exceptional Indian restaurant. Eat there and see for yourself.
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Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8
Thursday, October 09, 2014

The leaflet that came through the door boasted rave reviews of this restaurant. Ordered a takeaway today and agree 100% with the last reviewer on the quality of the food. Terrible as I can't believe how any chef with even a shred of self respect can serve such fare. Yes pieces of chicken on which some runny sauce from a can had been poured was passed off for chef's special. Chicken tikka club tasted like Korma and when i rang to complain that i was served what I ordered a very unapologetic voice asked - how do you expect chicken tikka to taste? Definitely not like the one that comes out of this restaurant!! Chicken nilgiri was watered down minty raita with bland pieces of chicken in it. Tandoori roti was half baked pieces of dough.

Avoid if you can. like the last reviewer I suspect those leaving great reviews must be having vested interests otherwise how else do you explain this.

There are lots of other good indian places in the area - don't waste your money on this one.
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sheljha - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 0 stars
Food 0 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0
Saturday, February 01, 2014

I assume the positive reviewers have some vested interest in this restaurant, or love terrible food. The takeaway I had from there last night was the worst Indian food I've had in a long time. The menu reckons the samosas are 'homemade' - presumably a home which has industrial food machinery and very cheap ingredients to make perfectly uniform cardboard triangles containing a vaguely spicy meat mix. 'Slow cooked' lamb was not slow cooked, it was tough and scraggy and generally left you with bits of gristle in your mouth. The chickpeas were just very hot, no other flavour, and basically inedible. The aubergine dish was a bizarre shredded mess which didn't taste of anything, rather than the unctuous rich dish we were hoping for. The garlic nan was an abomination, a flabby bit of dough I may as well have replaced with one from a supermarket for half the price. Don't know what the aloo chaat was like as they put some prawn thing in the container instead. There is a lot of very good Indian food in London and simply no excuse for people serving up this kind of slop to be in business. Avoid.
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J Weston
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 0 | Service 2 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0
Saturday, November 16, 2013

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