Everest Curry King


24 Loampit Hill
020 8691 2233

Time Out says:

At first sight, the Everest appears to be another neon blot on the charmless A20 corridor, but enlightened locals beg to differ. What this no-frills café and takeaway lacks in comfort, it makes up for in tasty Sri Lankan and South Indian grub, endorsed by a steady stream of local Asians.

If BCers have anything to add to that (or simply dispute the notion that the A20 corridor is charmless), please post your reviews in the comments below.

23 comments:

Kriss said...

I went there about three weeks ago, early evening, after a recommendation by a neighbour who swears by the place - he said the 'fish ball starters were a must'.



I was disappointed. The starter selection was the best bit - a good selection of fried pakora-style nibbles etc - but no fish balls, so can't vouch for the recommendation.


The main dishes very, very oily - far too much ghee for my liking. In fact the dish lids were not closed properly, so once I'd got them home they'd leaked a top layer of oil all over the contents of the bag and my car seat. The food seems to be pre-prepped and heated in a microwave as you order. You wait while they nuke.



Portion sizes were a bit odd too - they seem to have sizes for one and two persons, so make sure you ask for the right size - or you'll be scratching your head when you get home.



Also ordered a masala dosa - a particular fave in our house - but the dosa was so greasy it was almost inedible. Not a happy experience - so won't be going back.


Also couldn't work out why it's called Everest - bit odd considering the location of the Himalayas to south India.

curry lover said...

That Time Out review is 3 and half years old, so potentially no longer relevant I'd assume. Bit of a random copy and paste there Nick!

Brockley Nick said...

It's the most up to date review. That's why I'm asking for new ones.

Matt-Z said...

Meh, average fayre. Before it was Everest it was the Gracelands Palace, a Chinese Restaurant. You ate your meal whilst being serenaded by Paul Elvis Chan, the Chinese Elvis. Classy.

BreakspearsEagle said...

Richard Elliot's blog has a recent review

http://richardelliot.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/restaurant-review-everest-curry-king.html

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Wrong Shop. This one used to be a Launderette. I haven't been more recently than Time Out.

Matt-Z said...

Oh yeah, I should have read the review. I was thinking of Everest Curry on the Old Kent Road. I think the Chinese went after a cockroach problem.

Brockley Jon said...

You just wanted to post that Wiz video ;)

THNick said...

Hollow Legs recommended Vinishas, just 10 doors away....
http://lizzieeatslondon.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/vinishas-sri-lankan-in-lewisham.html

Charlie said...

I love Everest! Authentic flavours and properly spicy, didn't find it too greasy at all, we go there as much as possible.

Gill said...

We've recommended it to everyone we know who asks for an Indian/Sri Lankan takeaway. I love the fact there's no menu - each time there's a different selection of meat, fish and (huge range of) vegetable dishes, which you can try before you choose. Dishes are small, medium or large - ordering lots of small ones gives you a chance to try things out. The snacks and starters are great value too.

The yogurt salad is really fresh with crispy vegetables, unlike some of the tired slop you get in other Indian takeaways. The only negative for me is that the rotis can sometimes be a bit chewy - depends if you get there when they've made a fresh batch.

Yes all the dishes are cold, but I don't think that's a big deal. We take it home cold and heat at home - either microwave if we're starving or slowly in the oven if we've sampled too many dishes in there!

One of my favourite food places.

Someone who has eaten curry b4 said...

I behalf of the the whole humanity I feel sorry that:
1- The main dishes very, very oily - far too much ghee for my liking.
2- the dish lids were not closed properly
3- The food seems to be pre-prepped and heated in a microwave as you order.
4- Portion sizes were a bit odd too
5- the dosa was so greasy it was almost inedible.
6- and finally I also feel sorry that you couldn't work out why it's called Everest (a bit of imagination and creativity helps)

I recommend MacDonald where everything is always the same, all around the world..

baby carrot said...

Plenty of restaurants prepare the food in advance and reheat it, that doesn't necessarily mean that the food is bad. I find that Curry King has a lot of food options,all very reasonably priced and caters for most levels of spice tolerance. And the service is very friendly and homey, always welcoming. If instead you prefer an impersonal service and food that you know always tastes the same, then I agree with the comment above: go McDonald and you won't be disappointed.

Monkeyboy said...

....and sometimes friendly nice restaurants serve poor food and sometimes people have different experiences and sometimes it's entirely subjective. As you say, if everyone had the same view and the same experience it would be like McDonald's. Personally I prefer Burger King.

Richard Elliot said...

I think this place is really good. It is cheap, run by friendly staff and the food is pretty authentic Southern Indian cuisine with a few Sri Lankan dishes thrown in as well.

Three of us had dinner there for £12 and if i'm on my own the set meals are under £6.

It's quite rustic, but that is part of the charm.

I put a review on my blog back in September:
http://richardelliot.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/restaurant-review-everest-curry-king.html

Deborah28 said...

I Love Everest curry king! The fish roti is one of the best things I have eaten anywhere, ever. Value for money, unpretentious, tasty food. I highly recommended it.

Sian Cannell said...

mixed reviews, but I am looking forward to trying it.

Gibby said...

I really like Everest Curry King. I've eaten there ever since I visited Sri Lanka nearly 18 years ago. Sometimes the food can be a bit oily, other times not so. I've eaten at Vinishas a couple of times but still prefer Everest. It's great value for money. The food is heated up in a microwave but so what, the food is freshly cooked and is always being replenished. I'd urge people to give it a go.

Gibby said...

Come to think of it, I've been shopping at the Sri Lankan shop a few doors up for the last 18 years, I'm not sure Everest Curry King was open at that point. Anyway, it's been there years and worth a visit.

mary mcgeown said...

Great curry there yesterday - and I challenge the charmless A20 corridor reference as we've recently opened at Number 57 Loampit Hill and I think we have some charm ...the gauntlet is down now I guess.....
Number 57

terrencetrentderby said...

Do they do popadoms?

Brockley Raf said...

Love this place. Fantastic food and Siva and his wife are so lovely. The mutton rolls and the aubergine curry are off the scale.

Brockley Raf said...

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