This is a real problem for us. I have been searching for the most authentic, 'true to home', British style Indian food for about a year now to please my husband (who is from London originally). We have tried.... Brick Lane (closest to his specifications) Banjara (where's the spice?), Calcutta (Eh), Purnima (featured on Kitchen Nightmares so I thought MAYBE. Nope), Taj Mahal (the worst) and a couple others in the East 6th Street zone. I used to like Havelli years ago but haven't tried it with him yet.
So my question is, any British natives out there who have found their perfect, 'most like home', Friday night curry spot? Doesn't need to be fancy, or it could be. His main fave dish is Tikka Masala- of course. Any pointers- greatly appreciated.