Wonderful food, Wonderful people.
As one of UK’s Forgotten 3 million, I commented on social media how fortunate a Doosra customer had been to be able to afford such lovely food at a time when 3 million people have had no financial support from the government.
Imagine my surprise when Doosra owner Vinny asked for my address (I live 200 miles from London).
Imagine my delight when I received by post the most magnificent banquet for myself and my wife to enjoy.
Such a random act of kindness and humanity I have seldom seen.
The food was amazing and had been transported to my home as perfection.
I can’t wait for the day that I can once again afford to travel to London and visit Doosra and enjoy another such feast and of course shake the hand of the wonderful caring owner Mr Vinny Patel.
Thank you once again Sir 👍👍
Delicious, authentic Indian food. More interesting and tasty than the anglicised stuff you usually get outside of the sub continent.
I think the idea of a curry by post is great if you are not local, so we gave it a go. Our inital experience was a bit disappointing as all the curries tasted broadly the same. Also, they tasted gritty as if the spices were not fully cooked in. I made an email complaint and Doosra offered money back. I asked for replacement dishes instead and the Head Chef agreed as long as he chose for me. I got superb dishes as replacements - a mega improvement on the original dishes! I will certainly try them again soon. I'm so pleased I took the replacement food rather than the refund. I would have given 5 stars if it hadn't been for the initial problem.
As my opening delivery about The Doosra, I have to start with the name of this Restaurant which, as a Cricket Fan, am aware of how the Doosra has bamboozled the finest Batsmen of the game.I believe it was coined by Moin Khan as a coded word to bowler Saqlain Mushtaq to deliver the Doosra, meaning the “other one”.But back to our home take-away experience (we ordered in Lockdown II’)!The initial reaction to the Menu was that it was quite limited although still there’s still plenty of options.Although the fact that much of the food is gluten-free isn’t a deal breaker for me, I am aware that it is important to many and it seems that majority of the Dishes at Doosra are, gluten-free, so good news!In fact, this Doosra is like no other Indian that we have been accustomed to, hence it’s glowing reviews.Firstly the food is “tastefully” prepared, in other words not overloaded with Garam Masala!One thing to point out, which you would normally expect when ordering food from an Indian restaurant, is to be able to choose your own “strength“ i.e. Vindaloo, Madras et ceteraAt Doosra all their curries are medium hot unless stated otherwise, so they can not change the heat or spice level to suit.This worked perfectly for the 4 of us who do have a slightly different preference, but we all absolutely loved it.The Food is packed with diverse flavours from healthy ingredients, which for me is best summed up as being fresh!Without going through what we ordered individually, which can be somewhat tedious (!), were very impressed by the Murgh Makhani, better known Butter Chicken, which is served with chicken tikka straight out of their coal fired Tandoor. Its very reasonably priced plus, we also loved the consideration for the packaging with eco friendly containers and bags for take-aways, as they say - every little helps.Please be aware, that due to its popularity, you need to book your Takeaway “well” in advance.At busy times you might be disappointed if you don’t!They have a sliding scale of delivery charges, which is shown on their website, starting at 3.00 increasing to £5.00 the further out they might need to go.They also offer “Curry by Post” which is an awesome idea and looking at Reviews is extremely popular!In Summary, after Lockdown II we’ll experience the Restaurant by eating in.For us, it lived up to its exceptional reputation, well bowled!
Doosra's food is on a par with the best I have eaten in India. The flavours have great subtlety and depth, and there's none of the heaviness you often get with British Indian food. Top quality ingredients are used really well. The menu is short and creative, with something to please everyone, including those with specific dietary requirements. The click and collect service via Doosra's own website is excellent, and the staff are always friendly and happy to chat. The compostable packaging goes straight in your food waste container. This corner of the world is better with Doosra in it.
Since discovering Doosra last November, I can safely say that I am totally addicted and would highly recommend this place! The food is great quality and taste. Another huge plus from us is that they use free range meat. Ordering food is easy as it's all done online. As I live outside of the delivery zone I have to collect, but have never had to wait around - very efficient.
Outstanding curry and service. Vinny and his team offer an array of excellent tasting curries and starters to be delivered across the UK on your doorstep just for you to heat up. Once the lockdown ends I cannot wait to visit his curry house. Highly recommended, give it a go, you won't regret it!!!
I ordered an absolute feast from the Curry By Post menu. It arrived promptly, well packaged and was really easy to cook at home. Every bit of it was delicious. I'd never had mogo or a dessert samosa before but they were game-changers. I can't wait to have my next one.
My partner and I just moved from the East End of London to its South West corner. One of the things I was most sad to leave behind was the huge number of brilliant Indian, Punjab, Pakistani and Bangladeshi restaurants and takeaways that East London offers.
I’ve tried a few options near my new home but was very disappointed. That said, it’s probably unfair to criticise. It’s like being frustrated you can’t find real pizza outside Naples or proper Guinness outside Ireland once you’ve been there and had the real deal.
Then, recently, a friend of ours recommended Doosra as being particularly good. Taking her advice we took a look. I was immediately encouraged; the menu is relatively short and simple, indicating that they know what they’re doing with a selection of good dishes and aren’t in the market of offering a mix and match selection of proteins and sauces (as is too often the case in South Asian takeaways).
Intrigued, I placed and order and drove the 20 minutes or so to collect our order. We were very pleased. The curries are delicious and skilfully prepared.
What’s more, all of the packaging is compostable, which is terrific.
It might be a 40-minute round trip from our home but it doesn’t matter; we’ve finally found a takeaway that can stand up to the greats of the East End.
Fantastic chicken and lamb curries, full of spicy flavour and tender meat. The saag paneer is also delicious.