Cafe Nawaz, SE1 3SS

Indian restaurant in Borough, near London Bridge Station. They're not licensed, but you can BYOB. According to an advert in the June 2009 issue of Southwark Weekender, they have a lunch buffet Monday-Friday which costs £6. They also do takeaway and delivery, and you can order online from Just-Eat.

Kake and bob tried the delivery option a couple of times in April 2009. Both times, the food arrived hot and on time. Our total bill the first time was just over £30 for what would probably have been nearly enough food for three people.

Salmon samosas (£3.15 for two) were fine, but meat samosas (£2.10 for two) contained several thin slivers of onion skin. Memsahibs lacy cutlets (£3.15 for two) had decent-size chunks of meat but were a bit mushy. Chingri puree malai (spicy prawns served on soft fried flatbread, £3.25) was a fairly standard rendition with nothing particularly wrong with it.

Cafe Nawaz special masala (chicken with minced meat and "oriented" spices, £6.50) and bagari gosht (Hyderabadi lamb with fresh coriander, £5.25) were both very generous with the meat content, and the sauces were well-flavoured. Tarka daal (£2.35) was a bit salty. Bhindi bhaji (£2.35) was quite lemony, which worked well; however, the second time we ordered it, it had several inedibly-stringy bits. Saag bhaji (£2.35) and baingan bartha (£2.35) were both a little bland. Plain rice (£1.90) was fine.

Kake's verdict: I was quite pleased with our first order, as the quality was pretty good for the price. However, our second order was more disappointing. I might give them another chance some time.

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Food last sampled by Kake and bob, April 2009. Opening hours taken from the Cafe Nawaz website, March 2011.

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