So, you’re craving for that memorable meal but not quite sure how to make a choice. You’ve learned about a few restaurants and got recommendations here and there, but you’re still indecisive. How do you make a choice with hundreds of eateries everywhere in London? Before you do anything, you might just want to follow these tips on how to enjoy a great meal in a day to be on the safe side:
- Consider your budget. How much money are you willing to spend on a meal per head?
- Decide what national dish you fancy. London is a diverse multi cultural city.
- Look up the menu online. Does is meet your taste?
- Contact a few friends or family members and agree on a meal that the majority prefer, the time and date.
- Search for a convenient location, preferably somewhere central that’s easily accessible to everyone.
- If you’ve got some time on your hands, visit the restaurant and have a nose to see if it’s up to scratch. What’s the environment like and is it clean? Do you like the decor and is the venue cozy? Make a habit of using the washroom before placing your order. I strongly believe that if it’s unclean, then the food is likely to be the same.
- Look up reviews on their website and consider personal recommendations as well. I’ve gone by personal recommendations on many occasions and it’s worked.
- Service and custom. Are staff members friendly and welcoming or are they snobbish? You won’t want to hang around waiting for ages for your order to be placed or for your meal to arrive.
9. Book a table but make sure that everyone is happy with the choice.
10. Confirm the booking and inform your party.
11. Swift customer service is crucial.
12. Plan your journey and choose the best route to get there.
I visited Dishoom; also known as The Original Bombay Cafés, which is a fine restaurant. You will find it in Shoreditch at 7 Boundary Lane, E2 7JE. They also have additional restaurants in Covent Garden and King’s Cross.
It’s a favourite among my friends and family. The food is excellent, professionally prepared and served with generous portions. The meals served are Indian but not authentic Indian although it tastes like a fusion between Indian and other Asian meals. You’ll be pleased to know that there are meals to suit most people’s taste, especially if you’re not into spicy food. The Samosa’s and chicken masala were my best choice.
The staff members were friendly, welcoming and happy to help and the prices are reasonable but can be a bit pricey if you go overboard by ordering some extras. It all adds up!
Afternoon tea was great. I had an apple crumble to complement my cup of English breakfast Assam tea. Would definitely recommend Dishoom and return there one day.
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