A review of The Gurkha by Eugene written on Tuesday 18th of December 2012
I decided to eat out today as my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary . We unfortunately chose the Gurkha. We were greeted by a stony faced waiter who made no effort as we prized the door open to get the pram in(and out)
The place was empty and I asked the waiter if they were open? Apparently they were?
And so we asked for a more comfortable table than the one offered. Next another even more morose waiter does the orders for drinks and then quickly asks our order. Ií had not even got my scarf off. Anyway to cut to the chase the service and vibe was more akin to a funeral.
The food was not amazing, My wife had a mix of different pieces, eg, It was basically DRY ribs,some minced dumpling, some pakora and chicken on the bone with a little sauce dish in the middle. Mine was a Nepalese curry, similar to a bhuna. It was the better choice of the two although nothing amazing and ended up leaving me with indigestion
The food at best was average, but the service was awful. I donít usually feel compelled to leave bad reviews but I donít know how they do business. I left a quid as a tip out of awkward etiquette and am annoyed that I even gave that.
The waiters couldn't wait for us to leave and made it obvious as they flapped the closed sign in the window. We sat down to eat at 1.30pm is that late? Anyway ids avoid this place as there are much better curry places in the vicinity. Meh! Waste of money..
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Map showing The Gurkha on Morningside Road