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Old 13.04.2012, 15:33
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

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Because i asked about taking a pram, dumbass
Don't they fold or something?

BTW, where's your culstefrcuk pad?
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Old 13.04.2012, 15:49
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Don't they fold or something?
Apparently, it's not so comfortable for the child inside.
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Old 13.04.2012, 16:02
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Apparently, it's not so comfortable for the child inside.
Sorry... and your point would be...?
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

Thought I'd give an update after recommending this place previously.

I went back to the Indian Tandoori Palace - the service was utterly abysmal and we were charged 8 CHF for a bottle of water.

I should've asked for the drinks menu, so it's fully my fault (we had food from the buffet, so didn't need a menu otherwise). But trying to make your money like that leaves a very sour taste in the customer's mouth, and is certainly not the way to make repeat custom likely, anyway.

That's the last visit for me.
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Old 19.04.2012, 15:32
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we were charged 8 CHF for a bottle of water.
Must've been taking tips from Jay.

Though at least you asked for said water, rather than it already being there in a jug when you sat down.

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But trying to make your money like that leaves a very sour taste in the customer's mouth, and is certainly not the way to make repeat custom likely
True, I've not been back to Jay's since, and I've slagged the place off to anyone who's asked.
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Old 19.04.2012, 15:43
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Must've been taking tips from Jay.

Though at least you asked for said water, rather than it already being there in a jug when you sat down.
Wow, I hadn't heard about that, that's much worse. Thanks for the warning!

In comparison, a bottle of water at Le Gavroche (Michelin 3* in London) is only £3... (Guardian)


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True, I've not been back to Jay's since, and I've slagged the place off to anyone who's asked.
I generally don't like to give negative feedback about places, but it's the only defence we have as consumers. It's the only reason that this sort of practice has died out in most places outside tourist traps in holiday resorts, where the repeat custom doesn't matter.

Vive la Résistance.
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We went to jays once and never again. They tried to rip us off by adding about 5fr to each item. The waitress got very agitated when I took the menu from another table. They didn't apologise.
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

mandir, I go there for their lunch time menu sometimes as well
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Old 19.04.2012, 17:36
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

Was walking by on Tuesday and it looks like Mandir has moved. Same street just a couple doors down, into a larger location. Has anyone been since? Is it just the location that changed?
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

Looks like I now have to give tandoori palace a go now see if I can get the wife to go this week. Been to mandir once only about nov last year!
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

Ok went last night to tandoori, so heres my review

tandoori palace has been there along time! it's dated interior isn't as nice as mandir, however for every bad thing there is a silver lining, and that is it has survived this long!

the starter menu is small however we have enjoyed the starters here more than anywhere else.

the onion salad isn't the usual onion salad (for popadoms) you get in england its kinda a cross between the england salad and the scottish (red sauce) onion salad. it is coated in chilli pepper and and has fresh chillis hidding in it, so is pretty spicy. so go light on the poperdoms with it. the riatia is nicer than mandir.

on the mains well again the menu (sauce choice) is smaller i think! but the mains are mostly meat and little veg. so from a value point of view this is good but they don/t come with a lot of sauce. however the taste has more flavour than mandir but the pilau rice is just strange! no turmeric in it, and I swear it was fried with carrot, peas and cucumber.

the naan was ok (onion nan) but I can't remember what mandir nan was like! so I can't comment conclusively on this.

Service wise they seemed very distracted and I didn't think it was a busy place, so lord help you on a busy day!

overall both are better than anything else I have tried in basel but I think tandoori palace would be our choice. just remember to order just a plain rice or bread through!

found a cheat to best indian in basel but i will post that in the other indian basel thread soon.

well that's my two cents. catch you soon!
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Old 19.09.2012, 13:40
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

Going for Indian in Basel tonight and Mandir has been the only place we've eaten Indian since here.

As we don't get to go out much, I don't want to take a punt on a new place, but at the same time, maybe I'm missing something great.

Does ANYBODY have anything to say that would make me try either Jays or Tandoori palace, or shall I just stick with the regular haunt?

PS - was looking on Trip Advisor. Classic comment for Tandoori Palace

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"I'll have one of your "off menu" Person Biryani please" nudge nudge
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Old 19.09.2012, 14:11
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

Nah. Stick with Mandir. And tell me what's it's like since is moved.
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

jays: found it to be over priced and little portions, also inflated the bill, the water cost was also sneaky.

tandoori - found it bland.

stick with what you know!
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Well we took a punt on the tandoori tonight and it's greatly improved!
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

I have been eating Indian / Pakistani food for 15 years... lived in Dubai for 4 years and have been rather disappointed about Indian/Pakistani food in Basel (Switzerland and Germany in general for that matter). The only good one was "Welcome to India" which was behind Kinderspital. The location was terrible and they had to close. First the owner delved into TexMex cuisine, but that also did not pan out...

Between Mandir and Tandoori Palace I would choose TP. It's more Northern India cuisine, and they have lunch buffet. I find Mandir expensive as well.

Hopefully someone will open a good one soon. Otherwise it will be Easy Jet to London.
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

The Indian in St. Louis isn't bad.
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

Is there only one there? Mandir and Tandoori Palace aren't bad either. Just not amazing....
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

Tandoori palace is very good.
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Re: Mandir vs Indian Tandoori Palace - Basel

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I have been eating Indian / Pakistani food for 15 years... lived in Dubai for 4 years and have been rather disappointed about Indian/Pakistani food in Basel (Switzerland and Germany in general for that matter). The only good one was "Welcome to India" which was behind Kinderspital. The location was terrible and they had to close. First the owner delved into TexMex cuisine, but that also did not pan out...

Between Mandir and Tandoori Palace I would choose TP. It's more Northern India cuisine, and they have lunch buffet. I find Mandir expensive as well.

Hopefully someone will open a good one soon. Otherwise it will be Easy Jet to London.
We have found the Royal Palace on Spalenring to be very good. I have had to cook most of my curries as we could not find a good curry in Basel, France or Germany until we discovered the Royal Palace. Recommended!
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