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Toomai Square


My experience with restaurants that have different cuisines on the menu in the past tend not to have the best food, but I was surprised with this spot just south of the river @toomaisquare. The restaurant was suggested to me by a follower. I had never heard of it, so I contacted them to see if they had halal options and they told me they have a full halal food menu and invited me down to try some food.

Despite being situated in Greenwich I managed to get from where I live in Ilford to the restaurant in under 20mins by car with free street parking after 6.30pm opposite the restaurant

The Kitchen serves up 3 types of cuisine. Indian, Thai and indo Chinese.

Here’s what I tried.

Thai Calamari £5.25
Chicken Satay £5.50
Chicken wings £5.25
Veg dim sum £5.25
Prawn dim sum £7.25
Vegetable Spring Roll £4.50
Duck Spring roll £5.99

Onion bhaji £4.49
Aloo chaat £5.25

Paneer Chilli £5.70
Lamb Biryani £10.50
Prawn Pad Thai £8.75
Lamb shank massaman £14.35

So what’s the food good? Well yes. Yes, it was! With the starters I really enjoyed both spring rolls a lot, the filling was really tasty. The chicken Satay and peanut sauce were good as too the Calamari and dim sum.

The only dishes I didn’t like was the aloo chaat, too much yoghourt and not layered well. The Panner, as the texture wasn’t good, it wasn’t crispy on the outside and the flavours were not to my liking.

Surprisingly, my favourite dish of the evening was the lamb biryani. It was very good, flavours had depth and the lamb cooked perfectly, I highly recommend getting this (had left covers for lunch the next day, was great). The lamb shank massaman curry was also very good. The lamb was tender and soft as it should be but the flavours had depth as well.

The food took a while to come out, when I review a restaurant, it’s not like a normal meal that you might experience. My time is taken up with positing plates around the table, taking pictures, then videos and then taking notes of each dish, as I like to write reviews that are informative for you. So I want to be in out ASAP. I should have said I wanted food as soon as it’s ready, but at least everything was made fresh to order.

Staff told me that some people dine here for over 4 hours! There was a slight misunderstanding with when I wanted the food, as it took a long time to come out, and the gap between starters and mains was over one hour. So we didn’t eat much of the mains at the restaurant, just had a little sample.

All food is Halal. Alcohol served. My meal was complimentary.

Toomai Square
6.9 / 10 Halal Food Guy
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