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New Gurkha Kitchen, Reigate

New Gurkha Kitchen

“Give it a try… in case it changes again!”

Reviewed 10 June 2014

We ate an evening meal here at the end of May 2014 after visiting for the first time ever six weeks before. My parents have experienced various changes here over many years and my wife and I finally joined them to see what the ‘New’ version is like.

The first visit was a quiet mid-week one but the second was on a very busy Friday evening. On both occasions Deepak looked after us very well. He is attentive and listens carefully to comments from customers which might improve what the kitchen sends out.

The food is full of many different flavours but the cooking does not always hit the mark with some mushy, watery vegetable offerings. The vibrancy of each dish can be compromised. I guess that is down to a chef who often relies on slowly cooked meats and sauces which can arrive a little jaded.

Having said that, the standard delivered is better than most similar places offering ‘authentic’ national cuisine. No dishes disappointed enough to get in the way of two enjoyable evenings. Mum and Dad say that quality has fluctuated over the years. The current manifestation seems to have got things mostly right. Don’t expect huge excitement from the wines or food but if you’d heard it was deteriorating do give it another try.

At the moment this is a reliable venue for reasonably priced food in a friendly atmosphere (go at busy weekends for even more hustle and bustle!).

A rating between Average and Very Good would be useful for this place!

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