Sunday, January 20, 2008

Dhabba: A highly disappointing Indian restaurant in Glasgow

We went out to Dhabba - an award winning 'Authentic North Indian' restaurant in Glasgow city centre - for my brother-in-law's 30th birthday on Saturday.

If that's the authentic thing, I'll take the Anglicised version any day of the week!

It was all style over content - a very nice looking place, well laid out, very classy. But with totally non-remarkable food and offensive waiters.
  • The food was over priced
  • There wasn't much choice
  • Only a few starters, all very similar
  • The staff were exceedingly reluctant to serve tap water (indeed, when asked for some later in the evening, one waiter brought only a single glass, thumped it down on the table and said 'tap water - its free!' in a very grumpy tone)
  • One waiter got very, very annoyed with us when 3 people (on a table of 13) changed seats between the starter and the main course
  • The same waiter also got very grumpy when we wanted to order our own starters, rather than having them bring a selection of starters to share
  • They clearly interpret the word 'tandoori' to mean 'burnt'
  • And the list went on...
The most notable thing was that at the end of the evening, not one of the people on the table commented on how nice the food was.

It was adequate food, over priced, with bad service. Not just poor service, but bad service.

Rant over. Thank you for listening.

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