This was a nice little Indian, nothing spectacular but also nothing at all out of place. Wonderful curries, crispy samosas, generally all you want from an Indian. I haven’t rated it as higher as I have had more sophisticated curries before, with a greater depth of taste and range of spice, at places like the Rajdoot. But otherwise really nice. And an ideal location for a show at the Eventim Apollo. No complaints, nice staff, would definitely go back next time I’m there for another show.
My second time at Rangrez- this time it was really busy with the pre-theatre Apollo crowd. Great food, friendly service. Will come back for more.
Supper before seeing Bill Bailey at the Apollo - so the location was perfect. All of us chose the house specials and none of us were disappointed. A couple of beers and we were happy. Friendly staff, with service charge added to the invoice. Toilets are to be found down some steep steps next to the kitchen, this the only downside. Wouldn't hesitate to go there again if in the vicinity
Pre-event meal before heading over to the Apollo. So handy. Quiet at 5:30pm but heaving by 7:00pm. Glad we booked. Very happy to come back next time we’re in Hammersmith.
Everything was so tasty, we had curry plates and we loved it! The staff was very friendly and not expensive, about £25 each. I recommend it!
Delicious food, completely different flavours from most Indian restaurants! We were delighted to experience new tastes (everything is apparently cooked from scratch, hence the difference), enjoyed the ambience & excellent service which left us with plenty of time to get to the Eventim O2 on time. Heartily recommended!
Very slow service, food was good but when you're starving you'll eat anything.
We went there before a concert. Arrived at 18:15, it took them 15 minutes to take our order. 20 minutes later our shared starter arrives. Other people arrive, saying that they are going to the same concert down the road as we are and would like fast service. 15 minutes later they get served. 15 minutes after that we get served. More than an hour after sitting down to get our main course. Asked for the bill and to pay when the main arrived, had to seek them out after to pay. Should've walked out. The excuse for the late service was that we had a starter. 1 starter. Right.
Was a family group of 4 and had a very tasty & pleasant meal. The service is attentive, efficient and very courteous and not fussy or overbearing. Food was tasty and well cooked - tender lamb, chicken and fish as the signature dish. Sitting at the back we had low lighting which made it feel cozy. Would def recommend.
Great Indian food, will definitely be coming back - soon!
Great food and helpful staff
Evidently short staffed so the drinks and food took ages to arrive. The food itself was okay when it eventually came - both the prawn dishes were particularly good - however the verdict of the serious curry aficionados among us was "not overly impressed" as a couple of the dishes tasted a 'bit bland' - but this was especially confirmed when the bill arrived at over £40 per head for a pretty standard Indian meal without starters or dessert. Won't be rushing back!
My husband and I was going to the donny osmond show the meal was absolutely lovely and staff very friendly was ideal around the corner from the eventrim apollo would highly recommend
Booked as part of a date night with the wife. Seating is quite compact but wasn't too bad. Food was prompt out and drinks where good too. Reasonable sized portions. Decent atmosphere.
A lovely place but Open Table never gave them our booking! Luckily they had a free table.
really tasty food with lots of different menu items than the standard indian restaurant offering - friendly service too
The crispy corn is an unusual starter which was very well done, but I didn't rate the mains at all, and it's quite expensive and empty-feeling. Wouldn't rush back.
The food was really excellent, amazing Punjabi cuisine! My boyfriend and I came for a quick meal just before a gig at the Hammersmith Apollo and it was delicious. We didn't order any alcohol, but the bill worked out to be about £25 per head. It's a shame I live so far away, otherwise I would be back here more often. Highly recommended.
We went to Rangrez Indian Restaurant & Bar for a quick dinner before a concert. The food was pretty average and way over priced. Wouldn't go back again.
Fresh and super tasty food! You could taste the array of different spices. Very relaxed atmosphere. Excellent choice of dishes. Understated, you wouldn't necessarily notice the place if just walking by so it was extremely helpful to discover it by reading reviews online. So glad we went. Would definitely be back when in London.
Don't believe all you read in the reviews. This one was not good.
Booked a table here for a meal pre a visit to The Apollo theatre. We had noticed when passing on an earlier visit to The Apollo how busy the restaurant was and thought that was a good sign. I went with my wife who is lactose intolerant and every care was taken to make sure she did not eat anything that could upset her. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dishes and will certainly be dinning here again when we next visit The Apollo.
Although the food was ok it was very slow and we felt expensive for what we had. £86 for 3 people where one us had 2 starters and the other 2 had a starter and a main
Great to enjoy authentic Indian cuisine with fantastic flavours and spices of the Punjab.
Booked here for a special pre-theatre dinner out with my husband. There was no clear place to stand when you come in the door and there was very little staff (notice in window, looking for help). I had requested a table away from the door and high traffic areas, which was given to us. The table was directly below a heater fan but it was about 25 feet away from the door (without any obstructions) so it felt cold the entire time we were there. Gordon's gin was on the menu (my husband's favorite) but when he ordered it was told they hadn't received their liquor shipment yet and were out. After being served, the waitress came back and said that they had just gotten some Gordon's and did he want to swap it out. By then, the drink was partially gone and my husband opted to keep with what he had. We also ordered a bottle of white wine. It was brought out without the ice bucket and when they did bring the ice bucket, they did not wrap the neck of the bottle with a serviette/towel to keep it from dripping when poured. The poppodoms (spelling?) and dipping sauces were wonderful. We also ordered some onion bhajis and chicken tikka as an appetizer. The bhajiis & dipping sauce were delicious. For our mains we ordered the lamb speciality and chicken byriani. My dinner (lamb speciality) was good (not great) and had a bit of a special presentation. The byriani was a simple dish that was delivered without explanation. It looked so different than what my husband had experienced, that he had to call a waiter over (apparently one of the owners) to ask if there wasn't supposed to be more. My husband was told that this was what true byriani was (chicken & rice with spices) served with yogurt. It was good, but not that something special I was hoping for before our trip to the Apollo. We had gone to Cote Brasserie the evening before and the value for money and quality of the food was better there than at Rangrez. It's an ok place for pre-theatre.
I think most people are aware that Indian restaurants are of Bangladeshi style and staff.
The Rangrez is Punjabi. This shows strongly in a short but very different menu. The vegetarian choice is better than most restaurants and items such as mo mos are very welcome.
Service is very efficient and a meal in 75 minutes prior to a concert at the Apollo just around the corner is just right. Booking is advised if you are concerting.
It's good value too for that area of London.
We spotted this on Trip Advisor and wanted to get an Indian before we went to the Caro Emerald concert at the Apollo and boy are we glad we did - this is a real find - the food is fantastic, the menu isn't extensive but the food more than makes up for it, the flavours are stunning - we'd eat here all the time if we lived closer! The poppadoms are the best we've ever eaten !!
Fantastic location for the Apollo, just 1 minute walk away- an original menu, so tasty and served by the owner who obviously has a deep passion and concern to make your stay an experience. Highly recommended.
Decent food. Poor service. Good location to Apollo
We booked in the morning for a late afternoon table ... On arrival there was only one table busy and the waitress although being told we had a reservation told us all tables were booked apart from the one near the door ... this table should not be there !! a cold draught flows every time the door opens .. The food was excellent though.
Very good food and so close to the Appollo. We were originally booked as a party of 3 but turned out to be 5 which seemed to be a problem.....however all worked out and we very much enjoyed the food.
We booked a table online. Restaurant is very easy to find and close to the Apollo. There is quite a wait for food as each dish is freshly cooked. Definitely the best Indian food I have ever had. Highly recommend thus restaurant.
Great for pre gig meals when going to the Hammersmith Apollo . The food is not run of the mill and a lot more authentic Indian cooking than in most places. Meat is often cooked on the bone adding real depth of flavours.
The only problem we have had was when unknown to us open table cancelled our booking! Luckily they had room for us.
Look forward to our next visit
We booked in advance, having read reviews suggesting great food. However, the only thing that is great about Ranrgrez is its proximity to Eventim Apollo. The poppadoms and dips (£3.50) which are complementary in many Indian restaurants are of the small disc variety, similar to packs that can be bought in supermarkets. I'm not suggesting the restaurant doesn't produce its own but the ones we were served were without crunch and the three dips were the worst I've ever been offered - mango chutney out of a jar was at least edible, the green dip was simply vile and the white one (raita I presume) was bland and horrible. Fortunately we didn't order starters but the large Cobras we ordered were not particularly cold. Main courses were poor. I ordered a chicken curry and requested that it be hot. I knew from the description it would be b;lack peppercorn based but this spice overpowered every other flavour. My wife's chicken tikka dish was very sweet but at least she found the quality of the chicken to be good. On a positive note the pilau rice was cooked perfectly. Rangrez is a family run business and with a few tweaks here and there could be a wonderful eating establishment. Pricing is good, location is excellent but unfortunately the food lets it down.
I was going to a concert at the Apollo with daughter and chose this place, never having been there before, I thought. For the second time in a week I had a sense of deja vu. Has this always been an Indian? No. Was it a Moroccan before? Yes. I had been here in its previous incarnation. I was early and so ordered up some poppadoms while I waited for daughter but she was early too and we polished them off between us. I like the mini ones better than the big ones. As we had time we decided to share a starter and chose the momos. They were great! Daughter ordered some yogurt with the main and it was a good idea because the curry was hot, not ridiculously so but hot enough to benefit from the cooling influence of the yogurt. Looking around the restaurant it looked as though everybody was heading off to the show and so I guess the restaurant will blow hot and cold depending on what is on at the Apollo. They are obviously used to people coming in pre show because the service was quite prompt. I enjoyed our wine which was reasonably priced for London.
We were so impressed with this little gem. The food was outstanding, the best I've tasted outside India. The staff were so lovely; attentive and friendly. Will go out of my way to come here again.
We visited Rangrez before a gig at the Hammersmith Apollo (as it seems did a number of other audience members).
We were quite limited for time and the restaurant was very busy. I had to chase up our food but once I explained that we couldn't stay long the staff were brilliant and brought our food quickly.
The paneer starter and Chicken Karahi were gorgeous; the Karahi had a very good level of heat. The wine was also excellent.
This was a good venue to meet up with a fried after work. We were there on a Friday night and it was surprising that we were the only customers there to start with and only one other table occupied by the time we left. The menu is quite small and the food is a little different from most standard British Indian restaurants which actually made it very enjoyable. The spices used in the food are lovely and the shorter menu makes it easier to choose.
The taste of the food here seems more authentic than in many other Indian restaurants. If you're into vegetarian, for example, the Tawa Bhindi is quite unusual and worth a try - absolutely superb! We'll definitely be coming again the next time we go to a concert at the Apollo (when hopefully there'll be paper towels provided in the toilets for drying your hands).
We chose this place based on other peoples positive feedback and it's close proximity to Hammersmith Apollo. The staff were quite miserable, the menu was quite minimal, the food was possibly the worst curry I have had which was quite over priced and small portions.
I personally would not recommend
Booked up before going to see Lee Mack at the Apollo. This doesn't look much from the outside and if we hadn't booked, we would have walked past. The service is very sweet and efficient. The food is amazing. The best curry we have had for ages. Will definitely return. It became very busy so best to reserve.