Star of India
875 High Rd, Leytonstone, London, London, E11 1HR
- Tel: 020 8989 4028
Offering a wide range of dishes, including a good vegetarian choice, the Star Of India offers good value for money. The menu is complemented by an excellent range of wines, cocktails and other drinks.
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- Vegetarian Dishes
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Star of indi or Star of ONION?!?!?!!??!!?!?
30/08/2011 by missdeedee
One of the worst asian restaurants in UK! OMG! They serve ONIONS instead of curry! I was just shocked when I went there. The food is absolutely TERRIBLE!!!!I have eaten a lot of different asian dishes and believe none of them was consisting of onions! Me and my friend ordered chicken(KORMA) curry and lamb curry. Both of them not only looked the same but tasted same - there were literally 4 small pieces of meat in each curry and the rest was just ONIONS in a gravy! Now we are laughing at the experience but then we were really upset.... The staff was not very nice as well, especially after I told them that I have eaten much better curry ;-) DO NOT GO THERE! WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY! Recommend it for onion-lovers though ;-) !!!!Report this
Cold, Pricey & YUK
22/05/2011 by superfandango
Cold food, only 4 small peices of chicken in my tikka masla, so very pricey for small portions of watery strange coloured dishes, the Saag paneer was disgusting, ordered a take away here before and it was the same, i should have thrown the menu as it was picked up by mistake and ordered from by a friend......YUKReport this
14/12/2010 by Steveknowles53
Have been going here for years and taking large parties. Food has always been of the highest order, both a la carte and buffet, although the buffet is generally less spicy, and staff are very welcoming, although as I have become a regular they treat me like family. Have been round the kitchen as I have considered the curry lessons on offer here and can state that they are spotless. Excellent! Can't comment on take-aways as I don't do them. I cook my own. Occasional jazz nights and quiz nights are also fun.Report this
Delightful Dishes and Service
04/02/2010 by Steej
I have been dining at the Star of India for more than 10 years and it is my No. 1 choice restaurant for Indian food. There is always a large variety of dishes to choose from and the portions offer good value. I have always found the staff attentive and polite. I have also attended many functions at the restaurant which are organised to raise funds for both local charities and schools and the standard remains just as high.Report this
07/03/2009 by cbw
I visited this place recently and was very dissappointed by the quality of the food and the state of decor of the place. I had one of their "Specials" the vegetable jalfrezi. It was a cold, mess of soggy vegetables in a loads of oil, I struggled to eat it. My friends were also served cold food. We were advised that the plates were extremely hot and they needed to be. At the next table the diners were provided with hot plates however we were not. Could this be because the host, Shah, who fancies himself as the MP for Leytonstone, fawns over the customers so that they are lured into returning despite the appalling food? The waiters are rude and surly apart from one of them. The stench of damp and mould in the toilets is overwhelming. Avoid tis place and go to The Lane in Wanstead.Report this
OVER RATED and RUBBISH
12/01/2009 by fussyeater
This place for some unlkown reason is raved about by the local MP and Newspaper. As mentioned in an earlier review it achieved a dangerously low hygiene score and the place is visibly dirty and greasy. take a look at the carpets for example. The buffet looks very unappetising and suspect. I cannot understand why anyone would want to eat in this place at all if only for the dreadfully poor state of it and if they valued their health I would eat elsewhere. As for the Newsletter, this implies that they are the way above their station and I really do find it odd that once again, the local MP is regularly featured in it.Report this
31/08/2008 by t_moussa
Lovely little place, with good food and a nice atmosphere. The food is very good, not too oily and flavoursome. Portion sizes are also decent. It is also reasonably priced. Haven't been there for some time so not sure if they still do a buffet, but when I used to go, the buffet offered a wide variety of dishes and was not overly expensive. Dishes worth checking out are the taarka dhal and the lamb bhuna. The last time I ate here,around Christmas time, my friend and I were given christmas presents upon leaving, several toiletries! The staff are friendly and the service is fast.Report this
Star of India
30/08/2008 by RestaurantRview
The food wasn't bad but after checking them out with environmental health I don't think I'll be dining there again in the near future. ZERO stars as rated in July 08. To quote, "A general failure to comply with legal requirements. Little or no appreciation of food safety. Major effort required" Until places like this clean their act up and stop putting the publics health at risk, I'd advise checking any restaurant out before eating there.Report this
Unclassy, overrated, self-important...
16/06/2008 by syb78
Where to begin and where to end? The food really is overrated - it fancies itself as being quite a modern Indian food experience, which it never quite manages. Portions are stingy, and the service is either non-existent or over-attentive. Takeaways are equally poor - always taking a minimum of 50 minutes to arrive - they skimp on portion sizes for takeaways too, which is disappointing. The manager of this sub-standard joint fancies himself a bit of a community leader too, and publishes a newsletter carrying news about this utterly class-free establishment and spiel about his delusions to master restauranteur. In summation, if you really want a special sub-continent experience, then do go further afield and eat at the wonderful Indian restaurants in central London and the city. Alternatively, there are many equally good Indians in the area (Purbani in Wanstead being a case in point) - don't waste your hard earned cash in this place.Report this
Place is filthy
11/12/2007 by fussyeater
This place is filthy. Have a look at the carpet. Wonder what the kitchens are like? Had the buffet, only because the group I was with had the same. It was a load of stale rubbish dressed up in oily sauces. Well you didn't fool me. If this is the best place in Waltham Forest, I would like to know the worse! This is purely designed for cheap end of the market to lure idiots who think they are having a good meal. Hygiene is suspect and worrying. I have given it one star as system says you must! It ain't worth one. Quite appropriate though? STAR OF INDIA. Should be NO STAR OF INDIA.Report this
04/06/2007 by comedytragedy
This is a classy little Indian that delivers. The atmosphere is lovely and friendly. The walls display awards and promotions for local life. There is a great community feel to the restaurant, as well, as genuine look. The food is excellent and the prices are great. The first time we went here, near Christmas, we got a free calendar and our meal was capped with an after dinner shot of, we think, tia maria. We were pleasantly surprised on our return to discover this little drink is the usual and not just a Christmas treat. You are also treated to a hot cloth after your meal. It is special touches like this that make this a worthwhile trip. I know we'll be going back soon.Report this
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