High street North is the new Brick Lane!

That’s right, you heard it here first. We are going to go out there and say that High street north might just be the new curry mile…

Our most recent mission as explorers of the far east {london} was to investigate East Ham and E6’s best eating options…. So it’s saturday. It’s lunchtime. WE ARE HUNGRY. We find The Taste of India (340 High Street North, East Ham, E6).

Unassuming from the outside. The clue is in the queue…

It is unassuming, textbook curry house. From the outside, it blends in with the rest of the high street. The only thing giving the game away was how busy it was. Almost every table was full, and within the hour or so that we were eating our perfectly formed and tasty thali, a small queue starting to form out the door. The clue is in the queue, people…

Thali was the order of the day, and plenty of it.

We ordered Punjabi, South Indian and the house special thalis (pictured above) with Masala lemonade to wash it down. AND IT WAS DELICIOUS!

A multitude of tiny but perfectly cooked curries, each with their own distinctive flavours smiled up at us from authentic tin plates. There was absolutely no generic garam massala, only distinguishable by the different food colouring here. Those of you who have recently eaten in brick lane will know the disappointment of the bad british curry only too well.

Each vegetarian meal was served with its own rice flavour (cumin rice for the Punjabi Thali, Vegetable Biryani with the special), and the breads were light, simple and reassuringly fresh. You can watch the chefs working their magic right in front of you, as the kitchen is behind glass at the back of the restaurant.

Inside decor is neutral. Booths and simple tables with spices under the glass. These guys are not going for any grand designs, but who needs to when the food is this good… The service was great too!

Our meal was £35 for 4 people (without starters). Beat that brick lane!


P.S They serve breakfast from from 8am if you are feeling like a spicy start to your day.

P.P.S They don’t serve booze here, perfect if you are T-Total. If not, you can grab a brandy at your local east end boozer on the way home, to finish off your meal!

The deets:

What: Taste of India pure vegetarian restaurant

Where: 340 High Street North. East Ham

£££: Thali meal for £8.50

Linky: Taste of India

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