Needoo Grill

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‘The hordes aren’t (yet) queuing around the block’ at Whitechapel’s Needoo Grill, but the inference is they soon will be. This ‘dirt cheap’ Pakistani canteen was opened by a former manager of local legend Tayyabs. After three years of trading, the place still can’t escape the comparisons with its ‘more famous cousin around the block’. Luckily, Needoo doesn’t come off too badly. The lamb chops may not be ‘quite up there’ but the poppadoms, kebabs, wide selection of vegetable curries & daily specials such as meat pilau & lamb korma are of a consistently high standard. The venue itself, all hard, shiny surfaces in red & black with ‘Bollywood blaring from the big-screen TV’, isn’t pretty, but it is relatively ‘low key’. Friendly service is a selling point. Needoo Grill is BYO & corkage-free, so bills are low even ‘after eating like royalty for an hour’.

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Needoo Grill

87 New Road ,London E1 1HH

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Nov 2010

I was brought here by friends the first time and went back within a week. The food was all spectacular, flavoursome but more subtle than many of the other restaurants in the area. The staff couldn't have been any nicer (really, it was almost un-nerving). And after eating like royalty for an hour, your bill is £15. My favourite new restaurant of the year…

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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Needoo Grill

87 New Road ,London E1 1HH

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Oct 2010

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I booked Needoo for three reasons: (1) a friend from out of town wanted to go have a real curry; (2) I had heard good things about it; but (3) I couldn't book a table at Tayyabs. Let's be fair, there was bound to be a comparison to Tayyabs at some stage in this review, so let's make it in the first sentence. There is no getting away from the fact that Needoo will always be compared to it's more famous cousin around the block. They both serve excellent Pakistani (rather than Indian) style “curry”,...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 10

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Essential Details for Needoo Grill

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Area: Whitechapel Mile End
  • Price: £26.00
  • Lunch: £12/16 (2/3 courses)
  • Dinner: £12/16 (2/3 courses)
  • Private Dining: 55

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