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“Food OK but not amazing; service needs improvement”
Review of Lagan Indian Tapas

Lagan Indian Tapas
Ranked #162 of 1 404 Restaurants in Nottingham
Price range: US$12 - US$32
Description: It was Suraj's dream to open his own restaurant and now with the great success of the Mewar Haveli in Radcliffe on Trent Suraj is now at Beeston looking to please all of the foodies that love their Indian cuisine. Although this restaurant is a tapas, being a branch of Mewar Haveli we ensure that our customer service and the quality of our food is second to none. Our team is well experienced in cooking and serving the food from various five star hotels in different parts of the world. Chefs have travelled miles and miles of rural, urban India in search of traditional and home made cooking recipes. It is here at Beeston they will exhibit their talent of master cooking.
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Description: It was Suraj's dream to open his own restaurant and now with the great success of the Mewar Haveli in Radcliffe on Trent Suraj is now at Beeston looking to please all of the foodies that love their Indian cuisine. Although this restaurant is a tapas, being a branch of Mewar Haveli we ensure that our customer service and the quality of our food is second to none. Our team is well experienced in cooking and serving the food from various five star hotels in different parts of the world. Chefs have travelled miles and miles of rural, urban India in search of traditional and home made cooking recipes. It is here at Beeston they will exhibit their talent of master cooking.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Visited late in May, Sunday mid-afternoon. The 'tapas' are starters in what seems to be an attractive but fairly pricey Indian menu. The decor has clearly been chosen to be upmarket and different from the traditional Indian restaurant, but the food is not (nothing wrong with that).

The starters and main course food were good but not amazing, with presentation rather over-emphasised.

We were one of only two occupied tables in the restaurant on a quiet Sunday afternoon, so it was surprising that service was so slow. In particular, it took about five minutes for the waiter to notice that we were waiting to ask about dessert, and to finish his conversation with the woman at the next table. Such a wait would be forgivable in a rushed situation, but not in a near-empty place.

The desserts themselves were very mass-produced; I do not recommend the pistachio 'kulfi' that has none of the lightness of the traditional recipe, and was unnecessarily gussied up with chocolate dribble (another five-minute wait).

The service was polite, and the restaurant is open at times that other places aren't; apart from those factors and its closeness, nothing to tempt us back.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Went on Friday 15th June with 10 friends.. We were utterly spoilt from the moment we arrive, Food was fresh, tasty and quickly served by the attentive and friendly staff. Would highly recommend this place to everyone. Don't make the same mistake I did, I forgot to tell them we all worked for the NHS and we could've got 10% off the bill..
Oh well, we will remember next time as we are bond to go again..
Thank you Lagan..
Amanda

Thank Amanda W
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

At the weekend we visited Lagan with some friends of ours for a late dinner. We had a table booked but upon entering we were kept waiting for about 15 minutes to be able to be seated as the restaurant was absolutely rammed. As its fairly new it wasn't too much of a surprise but I did hear several grumblings from others who were waiting to be seated at their pre-booked tables as well. It doesn't have a particularly large space considering its in the old post office so thats not surprising either.

Upon being seated we were told they'd come back to take our order. Drinks orders were taken where we ordered 2 mango lassis, a lemonade and a beer. The lassis were brilliant and very thick which is brilliant as sometimes you can get some really watered down versions.

However it took at least 15 minutes to actually get our food orders in. We actually had to ask 3 different waiters to take our order as there seemed to only be the 1 tablet available for taking food orders.

When we finally got hold of someone with the tablet, we ordered a vege thali, 2 meat thalis and a lamb biryani. The thalis have an offer allowing you to add on a mango lassi for £1.50 and if you're ordering for dinner you can pick and choose which 3 little curries you want (tapas style). They each come with rice as well as naan and poppadams.

Then the LONG wait began for our food. Bearing in mind we had our table booked for 8.30pm, we were given complimentary poppadams due to the long wait for our food at 9.45pm. The first of our thalis finally arrive about 5 minutes later. By the time my biryani arrived (last dish) it was already 10pm. So thats a full 1.5 hours to actually get all our food and drink to us. In that time we all needed additional drinks as we'd finished our drinks while waiting!

There was also a mix up with the curries on the meat thalis which meant we had to get a waiter over to try and explain what each of them was so each of them could swap to have the correct ones. 

While the food was pretty decent I'd say that service definitely needs to pick up as paying £80 for 4 people was definitely not worth it for the service received as it felt like the staff were completely unable to cope with the dinner rush. Its a fairly new restaurant but you'd hope that being part of another successful branch that they'd be fairly on the ball. We shall definitely be giving them more time to get up to speed before coming back but if nothing else I'd definitely recommend the food.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I dined here on a Saturday evening with two friends. The booking was made online, confirmation had been received, but when we arrived we were made to wait for a while in the reception area as our table wasn't ready. The food was ok but nothing special.

Thank SharpeyDerbyshire
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Lagan for a late lunch and were told that lunch thali finishes at 4 & dinner starts only at 5, so our order at around 4.30pm would class as dinner thali which cost £5 more/thali which I didn’t think was fair. That said, the food no doubt was delicious although the quantity was disappointingly little for how much the dishes cost. The lassis were too thin nor sweet and totally devoid of flavour, one of which had to be returned. All in all, a mixed bag experience. Would I go there again - yes, if they could provide better value for money with the quantity.

2  Thank Gitanjali S
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