Review of 'Tandoori Station (NOW CLOSED)'

Located on Hills Road where it is met by Station Road, Tandoori Station is very convenient for the train station but is also a very popular place in Cambridge for Indian food. The large front windows look into the main floor with it's wood floors and small tables. The menu is quite basic with all the normal suspects from Indian restaurants but it is the quality of the food and the size of the portions that make Tandoori Station stand out.

The 2-course lunch menu at about £7 is truly a bargain as the main includes both rice and naan. Even though the naan included in the lunch is only a half-portion (the full-size is truly massive!) the lunch is definitely the star of the show. As a starter, my Onion Bhaji was a bit over-cooked for my taste (with an unusual addition of a dipping sauce – but good) and not overwhelming in flavour (I have it on good authority that normally the dishes are actually a bit more spicy than our visit today). My Chicken Balti main was quite good but, again, a bit bland with the exception of the numerous slightly-undercooked onions scattered throughout. The chicken was very tender though. Incidentally, the papadum were also quite good with the standard four pickles (lime, mango, onion and red sauce).

I suppose I would have to say that the food was alright, but not outstanding, with very good prices (particularly the lunch menu, as above). The service was satisfactory though we were the only ones there for a Thursday lunch. It was Ok.

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Review Date: 2008-01-10


Cuisine: Indian

Address: 59 Hills Road, Cambridge, England CB2 1NT

Location: Cambridge (England)

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Telephone: 01223 369696

URL: http://www.tandooristation.co.uk/