Paradise is a decent little Indian restaurant in Pimlico. Whilst I wouldn’t call its interior a stereotypical curry house, it is very much old school and on the extreme other end of the likes of trendsetting Dishoom. That said, dim lighting and spotless white linen coved tables offset a wooden floor giving the restaurant a respectable ambience…of sorts.
The Paradise menu is a combination of veg and non-veg dishes which are easily recognisable to the local audience. It’s not like in Dubai where most Indian restaurant menus are aimed squarely at Indians and include many indigenous regional delicacies. I felt spice levels, particularly chilli heat, were similarly toned down to suit the English palette. That said, except for the Mulligatawny Soup (which was a bit awful) our meal was not bad. In fact, the Tandoori Chicken was quite nice.
Service was, for the most part, friendly and accommodating. Whilst I enjoyed my meal at Paradise, much of it had to do with the excellent company I was in and the wine. The food, by my high Dubai standards, was simply average. Judging by the packed restaurant, however, I am quite obviously in a minority where my opinion is concerned.
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