While the setting is lovely, I found the attention to detail a little rough around the edges. Exposed low energy light-bulbs shone near the bar, while the table settings left plenty to the imagination with just some tired-looking, mismatched place mats and a lonely napkin. Pretty bare and inconsistent.
On this occasion I went with five others for a Saturday evening meal. Unfortunately, we were basically the only table there, which didn't particularly strike me with confidence. However, we were seated by pleasant enough staff, who were polite and quick throughout the evening.
There are positives when it comes to the food. The extensive menu offers the traditional dishes you may have come to expect with Indian cuisine. Generally, it was all well cooked, had plenty of taste and was very well priced.
I opted for my standard dish – prawn saag – and a vegetable rice, with samosas to start. A main meal curry, without the rice, came to £6.50 which is very reasonable for the big portions you receive. The samosas were well-filled too. The only criticism I had with the food was that I found it a little oily, especially the saag, which is apparent in the photo below.
(Note, the presentation is my fault. The dishes are served in the traditional metal bowls, but I just slapped it onto the plate, before remembering to take a photo!)
|Tasty, if oily, prawn saag|
As you may have gathered from this review, I wouldn't rush back. While the food had enough good points and the wonderful setting gives you something to look at, the subdued atmosphere, combined with the poor attention to detail, will see me revisit others in the curry quarter before I return to Miah's.