Popped into the Regency on Gerrard East - never been before, but was starving and live close by so thought what the hell let's try it.
Service was charming, and to their credit they did not bill me when I said I simply could not eat their food. However they did not seem too interested in understanding just why I thought it was so bad. The waiter asked if it was my first time there - and yes, it was, but I can't see how that's relevant. Bad food is bad food.
Here's the lowdown:
"Lamb" curry was the worst ever - not lamb but goat (many Indian restuarants use goat and call it lamb) toughest meat I think I have ever come accross, bones galore and fat everywhere.
Chicken curry consisting of tiny drumsticks 90% bone, skin and fat.
Lurid red "butter" chicken - again a sad practice in the less reputable Indian restuarants - taking stale dried out tandoori chicken left over from previous buffets and submersing it in a dayglo greasy sauce to camoflague what it is - cheap chicken to start with, with by now dessicated flesh and piles of bones.
Stone cold and very old cauliflower dish.
Exxon Valdiz oil slick happening on every other dish.
Nutshell??? Stale, cheap, shouldn't be in the business.
I'm amazed and saddened that Little India can't be a leader in good Indian food. I live there, yet if I want REALLY good Indian food I have to trek up to Cuisine of India in North York. Or fly to London!
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