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10 Greenwich Church Street Greenwich
Situated in the historic centre of Greenwich, mogul indian is a well-established Indian restaurant that is extremely popular with locals. The menu comprises a mix of modern and traditional dishes,
and is renowned for its authentic North Indian cuisine. Split over three levels, there is a first floor bar, which is the perfect place to meet friends for a pre-dinner drink, and to relax
afterwards with a digestif. The ground floor restaurant is light and airy, with a buzzy atmosphere, while the Mogul’s basement restaurant provides a cosy and romantic ambience, with its atmospheric
alcoves and dimmed lighting. We love the chicken makhani murgh - chicken cooked on the bone in the tandoor, deboned and cooked in a sauce of butter, creamed tomatoes and spices.
10 Greenwich Church Street Greenwich
020 8858 6822
Cutty Sark Station 105m
Cutty Sark Tube Station 105m
University of Greenwich (Maritime Greenwich) 67m
Cutty Sark 199m
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Food + drink: 2
Greenwich is a beautiful part of London, characterised by a stunning stretch of the River Thames and its corresponding maritime history as well as a large park offering impressive views down to London. The place can get packed with tourists and based on some of the local housing, its residents probably don’t lack a bob or too either. Yet, Greenwich doesn’t have a good Indian restaurant. Mogul may have a prime location in a listed building bang in the centre of town, but every time I visit, I am disappointed. Why do I return? Because I have had friends living in the area for many years, we like Indian food and the hope (that things might get better) tends to triumph over experience. A recent Saturday night marked my latest visit to the Mogul. Arriving at 9pm for dinner, the place was still busy, but an hour later it felt close to deserted. Overall, the place needs a major coat of paint with low lighting in the basement (where we sat) probably also disguising the need to replace some of the other fixtures and fittings. Since my last visit, the Mogul has shrunk its menu and we were all presented with A3 pieces of paper rather than anything more substantial or professional-looking. The cooking seems to occupy a halfway house between traditional old-fashioned Indian and a more refined, contemporary approach. In other words, gone are reliable regulars such as the dhansak and the vindaloo, but absent also is anything vaguely resembling original or inventive. The Mogul simply seems to be offering fewer dishes (around 15 mains), but not pushing any boundaries. Our group of six enjoyed our food, but came away primarily with a sense of abject indifference. My ‘murgh chilli masala’ was a case in point: a competent enough execution with reasonably tender pieces of chicken but in a sauce, which could – well – have been anything really. Meanwhile, the service, while very friendly, was remarkably inefficient. Despite not being overly busy, we had a long wait for our drinks, with one from our initial order forgotten; tap water was brought reluctantly, and only after another wait; and some of our ordered sides were absent with the mains. They did turn up, with a delay, but without an apology. The redeeming feature – it was fairly good value, at around £30/head, all-in. But, Greenwich does deserve better; I am sure there would be enough demand for a proper Indian restaurant that did the job properly.
Food + drink: 0
Small and cramped, had to stand in the middle of the restaurant whilst a table became available.
Service was quick, almost rushed.
The food was heated in the microwave! After ordering it was out in a matter of minutes, it went cold very quickly, and some food items very rubbery – all tell tell signs they had been re-heated. Confirmed when I saw the chef reheating tupperware pots in the microwave!!
Very expensive for pre-prepared/ re-heated food.
You're better off getting a takeway and heating it up yourself the microwave than paying extortionate amounts for food that has not been freshly made to order.
Food + drink: 4
This first meal at the Mogul was early on a Friday evening after a visit to the Maritme Museum. The restaurant was quiet to start with but quickly filled up on all floors. There was a good range of dishes, food was nicely presented and flavoured and the price was modest for a London restaurant. The only downside was that the half bottle of wine I chose wasn't available and I was encouraged to buy a whole one (which I didn't) and there seemed to be a pressure to be “upsold” on ordering – albeit with a charming smile. That said, I'd have no problem going back.
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