Just around the corner from Paddington station is this curry house which is typical in most ways, except for the non-curry house music. The staff were pretty friendly, if rushing a little, perhaps due to that electronic dance music. I didn’t get any pictures of the interior for some reason, but I did enjoy the wall painted with a classic Indian mural. As well as having a menu, they do a lunchtime buffet.
We shared a couple of onion bhajis as our starter, which were a bit greasy but otherwise standard. Loads of mint yoghurt to go with it, which seemed a waste.
Fiancée’s king prawn biryani was packed with prawns and the rice was spiced in a balanced manner. The accompanying vegetable curry was ordinary, as you would expect.
Cheese naan was ok, but not very cheesy – it just tasted like a plain naan.
My main was Bombay potato made spicy, which was really good. Well cooked potatoes, good heat, a little bitter and sharp from the tomato paste, exactly how I like it. Weirdly, I can say it was like mum used to make! (…she was a Welsh woman who never travelled outside Europe but liked cooking curry)
Apart from that dish, which might have been designed to appeal to me, there wasn’t much to elevate the Mughal’s above any other similar curry house. Certainly not bad though.
Address: 11 London Street, London W2 1HL