Oh dear, how the chef has pandered to local Downham tastes. Instead of spicy and contrasting food flavours we were offered bland fayre whether it was chicken or lamb. How can a tomato and cumin seasoning be bland?
The ambiance was splendid as ever but the fresh herb and spice zing that so brought this restaurant to the fore was absent. Maybe the chef had an off day or maybe simple economics has moved Madhuwan from culinary to post-pub food.
Spicey despite being asked for mild, 2 slices of thin lamb and a lot of sauce for a £12.95 chef special. Poorly sized portions. Vegetables were microwaved and not fresh.
Not accepting Amex
The food was disappointing. Normally it is pretty good. When we mentioned this to the waiter (deliberately after we had paid the bill, as we didn't want to appear as trying to get some money knocked off) he ignored us. Senior waiting staff seemed to be in hiding...
Absolutely lovely! It was my husband's birthday and we both had a great meal, perfect service and the atmosphere was very romantic. Would highly recommend and will be definately be going back with friends and family.
Love the booth tables and the food is delicately delicious. An evening of excellent service and exquisite dining.
I had an excellent first impression. I liked the cosy intimate atmosphere of our dining area. I also appreciated the service for the most part. However, they mixed up my order with my date's order. We ordered a similar dish but I asked for mine to be extra spicy. Mine was spicy but his was extra spicy.
Unfortunately, we didn't realise this till the end when he ate what I couldn't finish. We told our waiter and all he said was... ''oh well, you've already finished it now so.. what?''.
A sincere apology for the mix-up would have been appreciated. I would eat there again, but if such should happen again, I will be less inclined to accept such an insincere response. I recommend you make sure your order is right.
Fabulous food -exquisitely cooked and presented. Extremely polite staff. Loved the booths.
Food here is delicious. I cannot imagine you will be disappointed if you try it. Staff are friendly and the service is good. Decor is good too. If you live anywhere nearby or within a drive it is worth it.
We went for a date night on a Wednesday evening, the restaurant was pretty quiet with only a few other tables occupied. The staff there were very helpful and attentive. As with previous visits (although not for quite a long time) the decor and ambience was very pleasing. We did think that the food was slightly below par from compared to previous experiences, although it was still very good with large portions. The cost was slightly more than we were anticipating although we did order enough food to warrant taking some back home with us, so perhaps we over ordered.
As always the perfect dining experience. great, friendly staff and amazing food, we are regulars!