Curry Special, IG2 6BE
- 020 8518 3005
- 2 Greengate Parade, Horns Road, IG2 6BE
- closed Mon; 12:30pm-2:30pm, 6pm-11:30pm Tue-Thu; 12:30pm-2:30pm, 6pm-midnight Fri; 6pm-midnight Sat; 6pm-11:30pm Sun
It's on two levels, with seating for around 45-50 on each floor. The decor is smart and interesting without being gaudy, and the tables are laid with white linen tablecloths and napkins.
Kake and Bec visited on a Thursday lunchtime in October 2013, arriving around 1pm. There were no other customers during our visit. Indian music videos were playing on a flatscreen, with the sound on but not too loud.
Garlic fried mogo (cassava chips; £5) photo was nicely garlicky but not as crispy as it should have been. The accompanying tamarind sauce brightened it up nicely though.
Karahi paneer tikka masala (fried paneer in sauce; £7) photo was well-proportioned; not too much paneer, not too much sauce. The sauce was nicely savoury, and not overly oily.
Service was friendly and helpful. We were offered a choice of medium or hot spicing in our dishes. Tap water was brought in a jug, and replenished relatively soon after we emptied it. No service charge was added to the bill photo.
Child-friendliness: They have at least two highchairs with trays. The ladies' toilet has a pull-down baby change table with strap (not sure if there's one in the men's as well).
Accessibility: No steps to get in, but the toilets are on the first floor, up a spiral staircase with a sturdy handrail.