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May 5, 2014 09:51 AM

Britain Indian Restaurant cheat

I was at Britain Indian Restaurant.

They had a near empty dining room, but many calls for delivery were coming in.

The reason I am posting this is that I ate 1/3 if that of a lamb dish, and had the majority of the meat with just a bit of rice, wrapped up in the kitchen for me to take with me.

When I went to eat it the next day, there was no meat, and they added the rice to the sauce, the rice that I said I did not want.

I ended up mixing sausage into the sauce that contained one tiny morsel of lamb. I will not return.

The only value gained from the experience was my introduction to an Indian Stout beer. The Bhuna I ordered was very hot, extremely hot, and the sauce had better flavor the next day, as is usual with these curried dishes.

142 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-3027

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    1. Yup, another helpful post. If you had let us know how the food tasted we might have actually learned something useful. I don't judge a restaurant by the way they package my "doggy bag". How was the food, this is a food board after all.

      5 Replies
      1. re: stuartlafonda

        frankly, this is one of the more cogent and useful posts . . .

        1. re: tex.s.toast

          Yea, at least it was not Yoda-ese fed through google translate

        2. re: stuartlafonda

          I don't eat the majority of food, and purposely saved the majority of it for take out.....just a few bites to heat my mouth, to accompany the beer. I did not consider it a doggy bag.

          I did mention the food. tasty especially the next day...the sauce that is.

          1. re: jonkyo

            "... and the sauce had better flavor the next day,...." Where does that leave us? Better then bad? Better then mediocre? Better then great? Details my friend, details are important.

            1. re: stuartlafonda

              Well, it was quite good. It was Bhuna, so that is the first Bhuna I have had in the NYC metropolitan area, and it was quite good.

              I have to say that I find the experience has me falling back to my moratorium on eating Indian food in NYC metro, while at the same time, substituting a would be trip to an Indian restaurant, with a trip to a Pakistani or Bangladesh one. Of course, I must forgo alcohol when this moratorium, is practiced in tandem with the substitution practice.

              The best part was the stout Indian beer, that with the few bites of the extremely hot dish I ordered. I insisted to the chef, to not cut corners on its 'very extreme hotness', and such insured a nice condition for my palate, with this Indian strout's tandem on the stage of my oral orifice.

        3. You know, it's more likely they simply got confused with your Doggie Bag instructions. What, you think they're going to take the lamb OFF YOUR PLATE and eat it themselves? Serve it to someone else??

          They work in a restaurant. They don't need your leftovers. And they're not going to scrape them back into the pot and serve them to someone else.

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          1. re: egit

            "And they're not going to scrape them back into the pot and serve them to someone else."

            You'd be surprised.

            1. re: HungWeiLo

              Obviously you've worked in the kitchens of some pretty despicable restaurants.

              But if you didn't actually see them do it, do you really want to condemn them for it?

              All I know is that it JonKyo, who speaks of the language being English though syntax it is not, says "I will not return." It seems like the restaurant figured out how to get rid of him. Maybe that's all it was.

            2. re: egit

              have no idea.

              The affair at least saved me some unneeded calories, as eating the way most do in America is certainly overrated and over done.

              I mentioned the rice, and he must have gotten confused, thinking...

              "he only wants the rice"

              as opposed to the opposite.