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Indian restaurant/takeaway on Camberwell Church Street in Camberwell. They also do delivery, and you can order online from Just Eat, from Hungry House, or from Urbanbite.

They are licensed to deliver alcohol if you spend more than £15. The minimum order for delivery from Just Eat is £15.

secretlondon ordered through Just Eat one Saturday night in October 2008. The restaurant lost my flat number (it is in my Just Eat profile) and had a go at me for not giving a full address. Thankfully they rang me but -1 for customer service.

I ordered fish amritsai (£3.95) photo, Safa platter (£8.50) photo, paneer kofta (£2.95), and mango and lime ice cream (£2.75).

The platter was described as "tandoori chicken, seekh kebab, lamb chop and salmon tikka, served with a naan bread", but it arrived with chicken tikka instead of the promised lamb chop. It came with naan bread, mint sauce, and a small salad, and apart from the missing lamb chop it was fine.

The fish amritsai, which was described as "succulent chunks of cod immersed in an aniseed and gram flour batter in spices and deep fried", wasn't as exciting as it sounded. I couldn't taste the aniseed. The paneer kofta (as a side dish) was two small vegetable balls whose taste was masked by swimming in lots of yoghurt sauce. I couldn't tell if there was any cheese in the balls.

The ice cream was described as "smooth and creamy, this ice cream is best eaten with a large spoon". It didn't state a size and was only 100ml. You'd struggle to get a large spoon in there!

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Last visited by secretlondon, October 2008. Opening hours taken from sign in window, September 2010.
OS X co-ord: 532656 OS Y co-ord: 176709 (Latitude: 51.473798 Longitude: -0.091344)
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