A couple of weekends ago I went to Everest Abercorn to celebrate my wonderful Grandma’s 80th birthday! This is the first Indian Pub I will review as part of the Indian Pub Battle. We took my traditional Indian granny… To a pub! And she loved it!! She was very surprised.. She didn’t know all her kids and grandkids were waiting inside for her- waiting to congratulate her on 80 successful and happy years! It was a lovely surprise!
We had pre ordered a vegetarian ‘party menu,’ which featured a couple of my favourite dishes: chilli paneer, chilli garlic mogo, and crispy bhajias.
Main consisted of, bengan achar, daal makhani, and methi corn masala.
With this came unlimited jugs of passion fruit juice, water and soft drinks. Of course you’re in a pub so booze is available as well (but priced separately!)
The food was all right- to be honest, I’ve eaten here a few times and this wasn’t as good as usual. The service was slow- the restaurant was only half full (or half empty! Haha!) but the only guests there were part of large tables.
When they would bring a jug of water or juice they would only bring 1.. How is one jug going to get round all 20 of us?
And OMG i know its cold outside- but putting the heating up THAT much? I was quite ready to jump in an ice bath- it was unbearably hot!!
The best was when they brought over the cake- and didn’t bother to light the candles! I mean really??? Every table booked here is to celebrate an occasion and you haven’t figured to light the candles before bringing the cake to us?
Im painting a very horrible picture- but this latest experience was pretty poor. When I came last to this place in November it was full of people, buzzing with atmosphere and the food was delicious. Paneer was made to perfection and so was the mogo and all the starters we tried. Perhaps there has been a change in chef? I don’t know…
I’ll give a rating of 3/5… What do you think?