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Has this now overtaken cellar door as the most beautiful combination of words in the English language?
gonna get me some if it is....
It's not THAT good though...
but it's about a fiver for a curry and a beer. s'ok.
...or the quality of the product?
In either case - nothing here is particularly special.
I am quite looking forward to having one tonight.
I find Wetherspoons' Curry Night to be a false economy. Save your pennies and go for a proper one every single time.
I'm normally a firm advocate of the value 'Spoons provide. This does not extend to curry, sadly!
I mean if I was specifically going out for a curry then I'd definitely go to an Indian and get something there. But if you're going to a pub with friends anyway, and know you're going to eat in that pub, I'd definitely rather steer them to a Wetherspoons than an expensive gastro-pub (unless I know the food's gonna be really, really good).
And, if I'm going to be in a Wetherspoons eating a meal, I quite like being there on curry night.
My solution to that conundrum is to spend a few quid on a sandwich and eat that on the way to the pub. That way, food ceases to be a consideration and you can go to a proper pub rather than a wanky gastro OR a 'Spoons. I'm more of a `we're going to a pub` or a `we're going for a meal` kind of guy. Mixing the two leads to a poor reproduction of both experiences.
'Spoons get a rough deal but some of the buildings are really nice and the ale selection is brilliant. Quite happy to spend an evening there.
There's a definite place for 'Spoons in the pub landscape. I visit them happily semi-regularly. However, I take issue with them as places to get decent ale. They've always got a great selection, sure, but it always tastes horrible. They buy the barrels past their best to ensure cheapness etc. and you can really, really taste it. Shame.
The amount of times I've bought a quirky sounding ale from Spoons and found it off has soured me to it a bit. I still risk it every so often, and a lot of the places are CAMRA recognised, but I'm always dubious.
Like in Nottingham there are two within 5 minutes away from each other. One has cracking Ale, the other you may as well be drinking piss.
Time was, we'd stay on and have a curry or beer and burger there too.
But in London at least, Curry night is £6, possibly more like £7 for a nice one, and you'll want another drink too so call it a tenner.
But we can walk ten minutes to Brick Lane, and have a proper curry, poppadoms, rice, naan AND two pints for £12. There's no contest.
I mean Brick Lane curries are way down the league table in terms of quality, but in terms of relative value it really, really does have a purpose.
Brick Lane's brilliant for curry, so long as you know the quality isn't top notch.
There's a couple up at the Spitalfields end (if you come from Spitalfields down the side of Christ Church), called Mango and Poppadom that are owned by the same bloke and do the same stuff, but they're very good, always do us that deal after a bit of negotiation ('two free PINTS, not two free drinks, right?') and it's easily the quality of any provincial Indian takeaway I've had.
Especially tucked down the side streets etc. but there are still plenty of curry houses in London (round Tooting especially) that are far, FAR superior to Brick Lane's tasty but homogenous fare.
This is all splitting heirs really - you get a decent enough curry at a great price down Brick Lane at the end of the day so, everybody wins.
(Token mention of tayyabs before someone else leaps in).
Plus I hadn't been alerted to the fact it was BYOB, which meant I was sipping Coke all night.
are they even very hot?
dunno why i'd risk paying a fiver for a drink and a microwaved curry that's not great when i can get it at asdas for £3
defo avoid the chicken based meals, tho. lamb, baby
It's actually a pretty decent plate for what you're paying.
And, as Silky says, some of the lamb ones are nice.
if you get the guacamole and salsa on the side. far too messy to eat otherwise.
I someties have their big, big roast. it's about seven quid with a beer. the meat is pretty poor quality, but when you're hanging out your ass, it's just the ticket
Pataks madras paste
onions, finely chopped
peppers green and red, sliced
chillies, finely chopped
tin of chopped toms
- fry the pataks past in a little oil for a bit
- chuck in the coconut oil and stir for a minute or so
- add all veg and chicken
- stir contents and add more past if necessary until looks nice
- add chopped toms and stir until looks nice
- find lowest heat possible that keeps it simmering, then simmer for about 30 minutes
- in meantime cook potatoes and add to curry when really soft
- serve with sour cream, rice, oven cook naan and mango chutney, cherry coke*
I've got an Indian cookbook that I keep meaning to start using properly. I've made a few experimental curries that have gone well though.
Might give that one there a try over the weekend or next week...
You dont even have to fry the chicken.
If you use about 5 chicken breasts, you'll get 5 helpings - so fairly cheap as well.
I just scoff the lot in one go!
those stick grenades
Not sure where I'd get a stick grenade from, tbh.
Just because it's a curry, doesn't necessarily have to have bay leaves in it!
used to have spoons curry EVERY thursday as a student.
their curries are rank
hence the comment.
the coffee is disgusting, but the bap more than makes up for it. they even toast the bun a wee bit on a griddle. smooth
any cooked breakfast that doesn't include hash browns i don't wanna know about though
of a cellar.
Was guyhousername just saying that Cellar Door sounds nice?
Everyone knows the best word in the english language is trough.
Not saying I agree, but whatever.
Cellar door? Sounds ordinary if you ask me.
Against my better judgement I am going there this evening (to watch Barca U21 slaughter Spurs U21 so it's not all bad) and could do with grabbing one of these beforehand.
You get some tortilla chips, rice and some sour cream with it.
I think it's only £6 as well.
And Weatherspoons meals are cheaper when there's two
We're gonna gather all the lonely people, let them enjoy the two-for-one
Then go back to being strangers when theyre through
And maybe one or two won't be strangers anymore
Considering the drummer is a good friend and my house mate, I should have remembered this.
Tell him a man from the internet says that he made one of his favourite albums ever.
on popular music forum drownedinsound in the last 3 days...
Are you aware of Ben and Adams bands since Nosferatu d2, apart from SRS of course?
I know srs, but I kind of don't know anything else. Only got the album following the thread on this site.