Living in London I got totally spoilt with all the Indian restaurants and takeaway places (if you ever walked down the Brick Lane you know what I’m talking about!) and it did take me a while before I found a perfect spot of this kind in Warsaw. What do I mean by ‘perfect’? Delicious food, helpful service, open until late, home delivery available… but hey, Indira is sooo much more than that! Since I genuinely adore the place, I couldn’t resist sharing my thoughts with you.
Indira restaurant is located in the city centre, just 5min tram/bus ride from the central railway station which is very convenient indeed. It’s a cosy little place with neat, simple décor and about a dozen tables. There’s usually enough room for everyone but watch out- they have great lunch deals so around that time it gets really busy. Great news is the restaurant take both bookings and delivery orders so whether you’re after bubbly lunch out or a quiet evening at home, just call their number and you won’t regret it. The price range is also very reasonable for the great quality, authentic Indian cuisine in the centre of Warsaw. Enough of the details though, let me tell you about the crucial thing!
The food, it should be called. The food in Indira simply is outstanding- rich, full of flavour and truly sublime, taking us on an exotic journey to the farthest lands where we discover the real taste of Indian dishes. Whatever I say, I can’t compliment it enough.
Paneer Makhni is my all-time addiction: fairly mild, sweet and spicy at the same time, just like it should be.
Having said that, I wouldn’t be fair recommending only one dish- all the other curries I’ve tried were equally delicious, they are just too different to be compared. I’m absolutely certain that whichever meal you decide to go for, it will at least meet your expectations.
Don’t forget to start with onion bhajis (exceptional) or crispy samosas, order your favourite naan or perfectly cooked rice to your curry and wash it all down with mango lassi… hey, we’re talking food heaven here!
In my opinion it’s people that makes the atmosphere of the place. It’s people that makes you want to go back somewhere or never (not in a million years!) get even close to it. It’s people that makes you feel at home- relaxed, cared for, happy and warm inside. And speaking of people… the restaurant’s owner- friendly, cheerful and always happy to help- together with his charming wife (whose recommendations are absolutely priceless, she’s a star!) have put so much love and passion into their place, that you can simply feel it. It truly is an enormous challenge these days to create a place where everyone feels good, to gain people’s trust and genuine favour. Those gorgeous, hard-working (and very modest) guys achieved it all, so next time you’re around, you’ll know what to do: visit Indira, treat yourself to some extraordinary meal and remember to say how much you loved it on a restaurant’s Facebook page 🙂
And no, I wasn’t paid to say that all, it’s just my little yet genuine ‘thank you’ to Indira for everything I get: delicious food in a place filled with honesty, warmth and kindness- things much more precious than money.
And now, excuse me- I’m off to take care of those goodies delivered to my door… yum!