Great food but quite expensive but a very very good meal and nice vibe, friendly waiters too and good atmosphere
The food is good but the service isn't bad but non existent. We were upstairs and on many occasions there wasn't a single waiter on the floor. Us and other tables had to get up to get the bill or order. The waiters themselves didn't seem happy to be there. The service charge for a table for two was an odd end to the experience.
Overall very pleased - food was tasty, served within a reasonable time and value for money. However, staff could do with some polishing on their general meeting and greeting. Also felt slightly pressured to order straight away. But definitely worth checking out the place and would go again.
Disappointing. Place was really noisy with slow service. The prawns were good but everything else was just ok. Gunpowder the sister restaurant is so much better.
Really interesting and different menu, casual/relaxed atmosphere with a focus on the food quality. Small restaurant so reservation likely needed on busy dates. Will go again!
Booked a table. Got to restaurant but the guy said table isn't available. My battery died he said he tried to call, but no cancellation email etc. We had friends visiting from the Netherlands and had to find another restaurant at short notice. Thoroughly disappointed.
We are big fans of Gunpowder but Madame D was disappointing. Service was extremely slow, it took time for the waiter to take our order and we got our food an hour after being seated. The food didn't live up to its hype and not as spicy as authentic Nepalese cuisine. The environment was too noisy and difficult to hold a conversation unless you're shouting. The lighting was too dim. We came out feeling disappointed. Definitely not coming back!
A very interesting menu which guests and I enjoyed . There is a good selection of beers. I suggest that more desserts bee offered but the Sticky Toffee & ginger pudding was very good.
Went to Madam D’s after trying to find a place for Valentines Day in Shoreditch, and not having much luck. The place is small, slightly ramshackle, and a bit noisy, but certainly authentic and the food is great. Service was swift, and the total bill came to a very reasonable amount. Would definitely recommend trying the momos!
A limited but eclectic menu that offers up a tasty selection of small dishes. Not sure how authentic the Himalayan influence is but definitely gives a taste of the best of Chinese-Indian fare. The lamb noodles, in particular, had a great depth of flavour with a chilli kick.
Not the most inspiring of interiors but the food makes up for this.
Dirty toilets, crap lighting, stodgy food.. nice enough staff but disorganised. Thought it would be much better
This is a small, bustling restaurant serving interesting - and very tasty - small plates. Very good vegetarian options with a variety of flavours and a cocktail list that leans towards the hipster but keeps the integrity of the original drinks. The service is quick and friendly but not overbearing. Don't go here if you want to share a secret though, as you're going to need to speak up!
The food is very expensive for what you get and our food didn't all come up at the same time - I had the ribs with a side of Vegetable fried rice and the ribs arrived way before the rice so not the best service. Not impressed at all unfortunately
Great place for a quick dinner. A little pricey but everything was delicious.
A long wait to be served at the bar. Table wasn’t ready at time of reservation but kept informed by staff. Bar area very busy so no where to sit/stand and enjoy our drinks whilst waiting for table to be ready. Felt quite rushed when finally seated
Great food, good for sharing. Himalayan chicken tender and moist
The restaurant is very noisy as the walls are quite empty. It gives a cold atmosphere to the place. Food was decent but really expensive for what it was. Felt like nice street food but with restaurant prices, so not a good value at all. Also the service was not that great, we booked the table at 9.30pm and they were in a hurry to clean and make us leave. Would not recommend it.
Madame D's is let down by the high praise it has received in the press. The food is NOT authentic, so please do not form an opinion of Himalayan food on the basis of this restaurant (momos never have such a thick skin, neither are they sized like this) If you walk in without expectations though, the drinks are nice and the fried chicken and beef puffs tasty. Will I return? If I'm accompanying someone who wants to go, sure. Do I want to return? Nope
Exceptional food, excellent service and very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend ordering the short ribs and Kathmandu curry! Perfect environment for dining with a group of friends who are all looking for a good feed
Very nice food but the overall atmosphere was very disappointing. Extremely budget interior and dirty bathrooms. Plus lots of noisy groups of boozy diners. Overall not what we expected.
Terrible customer service, upon arrival informed us that we only had the table for 2 hours (which seemed very reasonable), following this the staff tried to rush all of our ordering and eventually tried to remove us from the table after 1 hour and 20 minutes as "they had another booking".
Cozy place with excellent food. The only thing is food can be quite spicy so if you do not like spices that is not for you.
Great place, great food, great staff. I only rated service down because we were served (accidently) dirty plates to eat off (might have been a new team member on board). However its one small mistake that was quickly corrected. Cocktails amazing, food to match. Doesn't come be cheap, but not too over the top. Will definately go back.
Perhaps my expectations were too high, but everything about this place was mediocre, from the cramped seating to the food. I don't mind communal dining, but don't make me sit on the most uncomfortable stool in the world. And if your version of Himalayan is a watered down mix of Chinese and Indian, just pick one and do it better. On the plus side, service was very quick and attentive.
Nice food at a great price for the city overall. Couple of things could be improved in my opinion, the momos were too dry and recommendations on the spice level before you order. But would go again, and the prices of the wines was very reasonable!
Food was delicious
I am a big fan of gunpowder so been meaning to try this restaurant since I found out they're run by the same guys. I'd heard good things about the naga chilli beef puffs and they were good. We didn't have a duff dish. I wanted to try the prawn crackers but the £8.50 price tag put me off. I'll try to get over this for next time as I'll definitely be back. Only slight negative - the tables are VERY close together so not the place for a private dinner.
Amazing food at very reasonable prices. Definitely recommend for a date night.
The place is easy the reach and the food was delicious. Seafood taste fresh and the sauces with the prawn crackers are to die for. Service is impeccable. Definitely reccommend it.
great location, nice atmosphere, qualified and funny staff. I don't particularly fancy Indian cuisine but I have to admit that food was very good and above my expectations! They also serve great cocktails!! I strongly recommend for a chill out night with drinks and some food to share (or not)!
Cooles, gemütliches Lokal mit sehr guten Essen. Jederzeit wieder!
Food tasty, well spiced, but garnishes a bit samey. Service wasn't rude but not warm either. Restaurant was nice enough but seemed a touch cold/bare when empty.
Somewhat underwhelmed by the food given the hype surrounding it. The Naga chili puffs where perfect but it’s stopped there for me. The pork momo’s where flavourless and the most disappointing, chilli tempered down for the masses (one can always check how hot would you like your sauce to be?).
We also ordered the lamb noddles (flavourful but served cold), crispy chicken (nicely done but nothing to write home about as it just crispy chicken..I couldn’t see the Himalayan angle to it), Kathmandu curry and Hakka paneer. The service was impersonal and the wine glass we got was dirty (smudges all over).
So I would say to try out the place but lower your expectations! I still would like to visit their sister concern Gunpower.
Great food but terrible service. I’ve been twice and experienced the same bad service so wouldn’t go again I’m afraid.
Our stomach weren't happy after eating here. The lamb curry was a sweetish blah while fried chicken was unexciting.
Loved it at Madame Ds.
Peak: paneer dish
Pit: prawn crackers were great but for £8.5 is a bit of a rip off.
Price of the crackers was the only negative.
Excellent food and overall a great experience. Food was great, price was reasonable and the overall experience was one I would happily do all over again.
The food was very tasty but sadly the rice was tepid rather than hot. Some of the food we ordered was tricky to eat with chopsticks, eg shell on prawns and ribs.
The food here was a mixed bag, we were two and we ordered 7 of the dishes of a menu which contained about 14 dishes. The naga chilli puffs and the Haka chilli paneer were absolutely fantastic, the Kathmandu curry and the pork momo was very good, the Duck leg was very disappointing and had far too much going on which took away any taste of the duck, finally, the beef ribs were good but as they came last we were already quite full and unable to finish them. The rice we ordered was tender and light.
Unfortunately, the service was not quite what we had expected, as this was a special occasion we had asked for drinks on arrival which we did not receive, we had to wait a long time for our cocktails and by the time we had ordered our food we had nearly finished our drinks. We then ordered a bottle of wine and water, which we had to order again because we never received it, and unfortunately, before we had finished our wine we were given the bill without asking for.
This is not a cheap restaurant and with the amount we paid i would have expected better services and the quality of all the food to be very good not just some of it.
This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend and I wasn’t disappointed. The food was lovely and the staff were very helpful.