Review on Great Nepalese
Opened in 1982 within earshot of Euston station, the Great Nepalese remains a firm favourite with commuters, university types, back-packers and others in search of genuine food. Set up by Gopal Manandhar and his sons, it's an eminently likeable place bedecked with Nepalese memorabilia, photographs and colourful artwork.
The place also wears its Nepalese colours on its sleeve when its comes to food. Standard curry house favourites (tandooris, dhansaks, biryanis and the like) put in an appearance, but it pays to make a beeline for the authentic specialities. Highlights include masco bara (deep-fried black lentil pancakes) or momo (steamed dumplings) to start, ahead of bhutuwa chicken loaded with fresh green herbs or mutton ra-piaj.
The kitchen is also noted for its fascinating vegetable dishes such as allo bodi tama (potatoes, bamboo shoots and black-eyed beans), gundruk kp tarkari (Tibetan sun-dried vegetables and mustard leaves) and aloo kerau ko achar (a cold dish of potatoes, peas, green chillies and ground sesame seeds). Drink Kathmandu lager and finish with a devastating shot of Nepalese rum poured from a bottle shaped like a Gurkha knife.
Great Nepalese is also featured in: Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Nepalese / Indian
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express