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|Address:||60 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 1EE|
|Tel:||0161 927 9219|
|Price: £26.00||Wine: £10.00||Champagne: £20.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (10.30pm Sun)|
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After reading all the great reviews of Dilli on there website I booked a table for two on Saturday night.
On arrival the restaurant had modern deco with a vibrant atmosphere. We were told that our table was upstairs and we were led to an empty room that was dimly lit. We asked to move downstairs but our waitress told that they were fully booked and that they were expecting more dinners in the room. They put us on a table at the top of the stairs next to a drafty window. We moved table and was then given some stale popodums and a small selection of chutney's. I complained about the popodums and they changed them, I also had to ask for a napkin and cutlery! For starter we ordered the Tali Machi Masala (fish) and Adraki lamb Chops. The fish was okay (rather wet with a rubber batter for my liking) and I was expecting a rack of chops as described in the menu, which arrived on a cold plate rather luke warm then fresh from an oven. Both starters came with a mint sauce that was rather on the hot side. Our mains of Rara Murgh the “popular chicken bhuna” was very good and the Baigan Ka Burtha “smokey egg plant mousse” was too hot – not delicately spiced as described in the web blurb.
Our waitress put on a brave face as we sat in the empty room accompanied only by customers making there way to the toilets.
In summary I would say Dilli has good intention with the menu but didn't deliver on quality and service at a rather expensive and forgettable experience. Obviously, we were not given the 5 star treatment the judges that give out the awards are treated to.