Friday, January 12, 2007

Review: Little India in Cookham Rise

Finally, more than a month after Rolf Harris visited it, we had a chance to go and try the local restaurant, Little India.

Little India isn't the first restaurant we've visited in the area, but it's the first I've had the chance to review. To start, let me tell you my reviewing criteria; which I hope is pretty simple. There are 3 categories, each valued from 1, 2 or 3 points. The categories are ambiance, service and food. 1 point is pretty low on the scale. Not enough to walk out of a place because of it, but probably low enough to merit a bit of complaining during dinner. 2 points is good, not to the point of being amazing, but head-noddingly good. 3 points is absolutely stellar, a level of quality that will be remembered for a very long time. So, for Little India, my short and simple review.

Ambiance: 1.5 It was nicely decorated, but we were the only people in there, which made it all a bit odd. Would be better to judge on a busier night.
Service: 1.5 Service was attentive, but not especially friendly. It was thought perhaps they weren't being unfriendly, but rather a bit formal.
Food: 2 The sauces for our main dishes weren't anything particularly special, but that could just be down to what we chose. The meat was very good quality and both the naan and the papadums were excellent, along with the sauces served with the papadums.

So all in all, a decent rating of 5 out of 9. We normally try to only go back to restaurants that get a 6 or higher rating, but we'll probably go back to Little India for a couple of reasons. One, it's very close and convenient for us. Two, the prices are really reasonable, which makes it worth visiting again.

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