Thursday, October 23, 2008

Flying high at Everest Curry King, Lewisham

Everest Curry King
24 Loampit Hill
SE13 7SW
T: 020 86912233

A hidden gem in the heart of Lewisham, this Sri Lankan restaurant and takeaway offers a tasty, cheap and filling meal for around 6 pounds a head. There are several different curries and dhals, and rice to choose from plus dosas, bhajis and other snacks.

We've visited twice now and both times been impressed by the quality of food, service and general high standards. The atmosphere is pleasant and at times one can imagine you are eating in a family home. The popularity of the place with Sri Lankans is testament to the authentcity of the food; many pop in for a quick lunch or takeaway.

We chose to eat in. You select 2 curries or dhals, a rice dish and any other extras. Your plate is piled high and then heated in one of microwaves behind the counter. You can select a drink from the fridges near the back, The Veggie especially likes the green cream soda, and they also do profile coke bottles and other more recognisable drinks.

When you take a seat you are asked if you want popadums and dips, which as far as I can tell are free. You are also given a glass of water and napkins. 

I have eaten a lovely mild chicken korma, a spicy potato dish, a coconut and spinach dhal and nicely cooked pilau rice. The Veggie has tried the okra, and other dhals. I also had a lentil snack last time. All the food we tried was fresh, well-spiced and delicious.

Don't be put off by the outside, the Everest Curry King really is well worth a visit for a reasonably priced meal.

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