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Extremely disappointing. Veeraswamy is an institution - one that our parents have often mentioned. We came here with high hopes after its recent refurbishment. The good news is that decor is fabulously done. But everything else was a massive let-down. The food was nothing to write home about - the biryiani was very dry and nonedescript. My wife's Rama Gosht was small in portion and very salty. Service was very poor. The rice was forgotten from the order & we had to re-order it after the meal had already been served. A waiter topped up my water glass with wine, and then offered to replace the water. I had to point out he'd used up wine and a replacement glass of house white would be appreciated. A bill was left on the table for 20 minutes without a pen. But above all, there's the cost. It's staggeringly expensive. I don't mind paying high prices if it's worth it. This isn't. With a price tag of £19 for the most basic main course the standard needs to be very high. It isn't. I've eaten far far better Indian meals in the London provinces for 1/3rd the price. My advice - go there if you don't mind wasting money. Otherwise there is much better value to be had elsewhere. This is the most disappointing meal out I've ever had in London.

Sunday, December 18, 2005
Overall rating 2 stars
Food 2 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 0

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