Hilton St

March 19th 2010 - Kebabs
We finally returned for food - this time kebabs (although curries are still available).  This place is so stark it's frankly a bit odd. There's no information posted - other than opening times. No menus or blackboards or anything - not even any dirt, it's like an operating theatre - and equally disorientating.  Shout through the hatch and hope they've got what you want seems to be the way.  The food was fine if a little expensive, £4.30 for a chicken tikka kebab. The chicken kebab was nicely done - good puffy, fresh naan , but nothing to get really excited about. Slightly strange place.
Meat 7.5
Bread 8.0
Salad and sauces 6.0
Service and setting 7.0
Average - 7.1

Feb '10 - No idea what's going on with this place, no curries on the board - perhaps not doing them anymore.  Hopefully solve this soon

...Seemingly nothing to do with the small chain of Kebabish Original (K.O.) with branches in Rusholme and Cheetham Hill.  This place has completely different branding, different logos and signs and doesn't use the 'Thrill of the Grill' tag line.

The small range of freshly made curries, in this rather too clean and sterile cafe, are at the top end of what's available for this type of establishment.  The slightly strange and rather high pricing system is a little difficult to navigate. 'Rice and three' is probably to be avoided, with the customer seemingly paying for a full portion of the most expensive dish, no matter what else is ordered, similarly the 'special rice' which costs £2.50 before anything is added to it. However, the lamb dish was particularly good and authentic and the rice and roti both excellent. Though given the nearby competition the price of £7.00 is too high.  Boiled rice and the non-'special' curries can be had for £5, and are certainly worth trying. Grills and some basic starters are also available and reasonably priced.

Key Ingredients 17.0 (out of 20)
Other Food 9.0 (out of 10)
Service Setting 7.0 (out of 10)
Value for Money 2.5 (out of 5)
Range 3.5 (out of 5)
Average Rating 7.8 (out of 10)

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