Durbar Tandoori Bayswater has been in the business for over 60 years, and these decades of skill and expertise are evident in the delicious dishes they serve up every day. Located on Hereford Road this popular London restaurant has a loyal following who come from far and wide to enjoy their recipes from all over Indian subcontinent. But what kind of dishes can you expect at Durbar Tandoori? Well, you will be delighted to find some Goan specialities such as hot lamb xacuti cooked in a blend of rare spices with whole dry chilli and coconut or prawn balchao cooked with tomato and vinegar in a sauce made with dried shrimps and pickles. You’ll also find old reliables like tandoori chicken, saag paneer and biryani on the menu so don’t fret if you’re not feeling adventurous. Now, all you need is a reservation and an appetite so hop to it!
We are sitting in the restaurant right now, contemplating its awesomeness. There is virtually nothing I would rather be doing right now than being right here, in this moment. But alas, am I really here if I am writing a review on something I am supposed to be experiencing? Before I started writing I was speaking with my wife about how to move our stuff from across the world. Why do we need it? Life was so much happier without it (not without the surfboards, of course — but the rest, to hell with it). We want less stuff, more time. And yet we indulge the bourgeois distraction of paying for a meal that could have paid for a month of living in rural Indonesia. The hero’s journey ends with a coming back to educate the masses about the wisdom-booty acquired whilst out living in the world. Bullsh—, I say. Only fools and cowards come back. Somewhere out there are wise men and women eating grapes off each others’ abdomens and lighting a candle to dionysian existence. And here we are, contemplating what to say to faceless wretches somnambulating through life anasthetised by the comforts of so-called success. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is an adventure on par with smoking opium with the Taliban or being chased off a sporting pitch by an angry horde or jumping into a blue abyss, Durbar was about a 0.25. But if you do not have that perspective, it’s probably a 9.8.
Really great Indian restaurant. The food is fantastic, the service pretty prompt, the portions sizes are decent and the price was very good. The samosas were tasty, the pilau rice was great, the naan okay and the Lorient Special Chicken, the speciality of Durbar, is one of the best Indian dishes I've ever eaten. I live nearby and will definitely return!
Delicious food all around, generous portions and reasonable prices. Attentive and friendly service. Definitely worth returning to over and over again, as this was the best Indian we've had in a long time.