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The Indian Summer restaurant review, Westcliff, Essex

Indian Summer dansak and Peshwari Naan

Indian Summer dansak and Peshwari Naan

Well, back in February I was saying that the Viceroy in Hadleigh, Essex, was my favourite Indian restaurant, but the Viceroy has now become my 2nd favourite, as the ‘Indian Summer’ appeared along the A13 in Westcliff-on-Sea.  I can now say that the ‘Indian summer’ is the best restaurant in Southend, and possibly Essex, as I have not had better anywhere else!

This restaurant is consistent and we have visited at least 15 times now so we have plenty of experience to go on!

Indian Summer does not offer buffets and special cheap deals, and we are glad they don’t, as they concentrate on good quality food instead. What they do offer is fantastic value for very good food. They use fresh ingredients and great seafood/meat, so everything tastes as it should without the flavours being ‘covered’ in hot spice and oil, as some Indian restaurants do. We love prawns, chicken and lamb in our curries, and it is always really nice. The naan breads are fresh and light, the raitha yoghurt is a refreshing accompaniment and the dansak actually has whole lentils in it, giving it a wonderful texture.

The staff are polite and friendly, and the restaurant is very comfortable, cosy and modern and they play Indian music – what more could you want?

Our favourites dishes are:

  • Tandoori King Prawn Jalfrezi, Korai or Madras.
  • Chicken Tikka Dansa or Madras
  • Garlic or Peshwari Naan
  • Garlic Chilli potatoes
  • Cucumber raitha
  • Pilau rice

My rating for this restaurant:

Food – 9

Atmosphere – 8

Service – 8

Value for money – 10

Address: 629 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9PE

Telephone: 01702 333358

Restaurant name

Indian Summer

Restaurant address

629 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9PE

Restaurant telephone

01702 333358

Date of visit

multiple in 2009

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inexpensive (under £20)

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