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Great food. Had one of their recommendations & was one of best meals I’ve had
Great food and a convenient location near to Waterloo station
Very nice food at reasonable price. 5 hygiene rating. I'll be back!
Great food and service, would highly recommend, looking forward to a return visit.
The food at The Thames was excellent. There were three of us and we all agreed on that. We would go again for the food. The staff were unfriendly and rushed us along through our meal. At one point we had to stop them from taking dishes off the table. They barely smiled and if anyone did it was frosty! At one point the waiter moved my son's bag from the floor to the free chair at our table by'dumping' it down without a word. He was like a cross parent! Maybe they didn't like us? In the reviews on your site I noted someone had said something similar. When we declined dessert they promptly took the tablecloth off! Before we left the staff had sat down to their own meal and I took that opportunity to briefly complement them on the food , they were appreciative and smiled!! Maybe they don't like serving customers..... We did leave a tip and I would go back for the food and maybe to see if their humour has improved.
My friends and I were very happy with our meal at The Thames. We arrived on time (8 pm) and were seated immediately. We were promptly served with drinks and were asked for our orders after just the right time. We were all very happy with the food, which was served in good time by courteous staff. Everything was very clean and the décor and ambience were pleasant too. I look forward to going back to this restaurant!
Doesn't look very inspiring from the outside, particularly given the location, but don't be deceived by appearances. I took a group of non-UK colleagues, some of whom had never had a curry before, so I wanted their experience of a British Indian restaurant to be as typical as it could be. We tied it onto the end of a walk along the South Bank from Blackfriars to the London Eye. This is clearly a very popular restaurant. Inside, it's a busy Indian restaurant, and whilst the decor is a little tired, the atmosphere is excellent. It was very busy when we were there, but service and food quality was very good. The menu is particularly extensive and very reasonably priced for Central London. Great reviews from all my colleagues, on not only the food but also the experience. I would eagerly go back with family, friends and other colleagues if I get the opportunity.
We were a large party of nine. We had booked but the restaurant looked full (a good sign for a Monday night). However they quickly showed us to a room upstairs, which was perfect for our good-humoured celebration. We had our own waiter, the service was efficient, and the food good - not run-of-the-mill Indian- if not outstanding. Still we would thoroughly recommend The Thames.
I was impressed with the menu and will say, the food was quite good. My only complaint is the service...its was quite slow and when ordering we were reminded of the 'rules' on eating in at the restaurant. Apparently, you MUST order a main dish for each person otherwise you can't order. I've never witnessed such a thing but what was most puzzling was that my friend and I were ordering 2 starters and a main to share but that still wasn't enough for us to place our order. In any case we ended up cancelling a starter to order another main but missed out on trying/having the starter that I wanted as it's one of my favorite Gujarati foods that is not served in most typical Indian restaurants. I would eat from here again but probably not in the restaurant which is quite a shame.
I only chose this restaurant due to it's immediate proximity to Waterloo station, however it turned out to be brilliant! Our crowd have had lots of curries in lots of London curry restaurants over too many years and this is now one of our new favourites - lots of dishes you've not heard of before, which were all great, plus the menu also had all the usual favourites if you'd prefer to stick to that! Good friendly service too, even though they were very busy, by the way.