how come hammersmith gives onions but angel not? not fair
354 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 0RX
- Ravenscourt Park Tube Station (0.3 km)
- Stamford Brook Station (0.8 km)
- Contact us:
020 8748 8989
- Opening hours:
Mon - Thur 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Fri - Sat 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
65-67 Amsterdam Road, Canary Wharf, Docklands, London E14 3UU
Delia Smith's Favourite Indian Restaurant! Evening Standard's 'Top 5 Curryhouse in London!' Come experience our special dishes as well as traditional favourites, cooked fresh in the heart of docklands.
7 reviews of Holy Cow in English
Without a doubt, the best curry I’ve had in London. I know given the Brickhouse area, this is a bold claim, but it’s true – we had a table of eight, and shared our dishes, so I enjoyed a myriad of delights, each amazing. I really cannot speak highly enough for its vegetarian fare – often dull or over seasoned, those dishes were as well stated as the meat based fare. I will be going back again, and soon!
Something’s changed in the last year. HC used to be excellent, but I’ve noticed a consistent drop in quality.
They are pricey, but ordering easy. They will keep a payment card on file. The food is good, but not excellent. I get the impression they are saving money on cheaper cuts of meat.
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I've been searching for a decent curry house around Hammersmith/Fulham for a while and in my mind, Holy Cow is possibly the best in the area. Whilst I'm sometimes a bit put off by the price (it is one of the more expensive around), I feel that the extra money is worth it for the quality, taste and service.
The Hammersmith branch is a new one, and before it opened I used to use the one in Putney, which I thought tasted slightly better, but I've never had a bad meal from here.
Couple of points which keep me coming back - it's easy to order and they keep your address on file connected to your number so you just call and they know who is calling! Also, if there's a dish you want that isn't on the menu, they'll make it for you. And free (huge!) poppadoms and chutney (though as it's in a plastic tub in a hot bag, sometimes the chutney tastes a little like plastic!) always goes down well.
Having said that, as with some of the other reviewers, it can take a while for the order to arrive, though my most recent order turned up in about 40 minutes which was pretty good, though I only live about a mile and half away from the kitchen. Also the portion sizes aren't as big as other takeaways might provide, but they're still enough for me.
If I'm ever in the mood for a good curry, and feel like treating myself (I am a student after all!), it's always Holy Cow for me.
We have ordered from Holy Cow in Hammersmith 3 times now but I don't think we will go back.
The first time was brilliant but then second and third time the driver was late (always takes more than an hour which is ridiculous).
The food is presented as if it is industrial or frozen and then put into the microwave. I agree it looks clean but not very traditional.
Also we ordered a chicken korma for the kids as it is supposed not to be spicy and it was surprisingly more spicy than the chicken tikka masala!
We ordered (and paid for) 1 rice for one and 1 rice for two but they were both the same size (both looked like rices for one) and had to pay for our poppadoms...
The naans are also too expansive (between £2.50 and £3) and not worth the price.
Stick to your usual curry place for take aways, they have got good marketing but that's all
Ordered from here based on a review of their place in north London. Food was tasty and hot. The delivery was amazing and the driver called me sir.
Also, got free onion mix with my order which was unexpected. Bang tidy!
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strengthofabear, 13 October 2010:
London was blazing at 30 degrees C. The breeze blew hot. The tempers of everyone in cars, on tubes, buses and streets were frayed. No way was I going to cook today. Holy Cow to the rescue!
As Holy Cow are a take-away operation, I wasn't expecting much. I was very pleasantly surprised by the results. As people who know me will appreciate, my views on sub-standard renditions of Indian food are caustic.
We ordered: Lamb Shish Kebab; Chicken Biryani (with sauce) x 2; Tarka Daal; Palak; Vegetable Samosa; Plain Naan; Raita. We got: Lamb Shish Kebab x 2 AND Chicken Shish Kebab; Chicken Biryani (with sauce) x 2; Tarka Daal; Palak; Sabzi (Dry Veg Curry); Vegetable Samosa; Plain Naan; Pappadum; Raita x 2 AND Mint Yoghurt AND Lime Pickle AND Mango Chutney. The extras were FREE.
The whole arrived in a splendid branded cardboard, carry box (with handles and everything!) and cost the princely sum of £45. Now had a plethora of extras the cost was minuscule. Amazing. It smelt good, as good food should.
The sealed packs were ripped open (all the food is cooked to order and arrives in heat sealed containers, piping hot). The food was voraciously consumed . . . the silence was golden.
The Biryani had perfectly spiced and marinated chicken chunks nestling in highly flavoured rice liberally interspersed with bay leaves, cloves, peppercorns, cumin and fennel seeds and cinnamon sticks and came drizzled with saffron for colour - it tasted ten times better than it looked, and it already looked great!
The rest of our order complemented the main dish perfectly. The Kebab were soft and yielding but had a perfectly judged hot kick of garlic, ginger and chilli, lightened by green coriander. The Daal was superb, an essay on the tongue in how to cook lentils. The Palak (spinach) had a slightly seared quality, dryish (in a good way) and with a nutty flavour imparted by the whole spice tarka. The other accompaniments were flawless in their execution.
From ordering to delivery the service was without fault. Hurrah for Holy Cow!
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