Named BBC Food Personality of the Year 2014, Cyrus Todiwala brings his wealth of experience to Assado in Waterloo. Drawing on Indian, Portugese and Brazilian influences, the primarily Goan dishes blend fresh British ingredients with fragrant spices. Assado is light and modern, with colourful murals adorning the walls and large glass doors looking onto the busy street outside.
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157 Waterloo RoadSouthwarkLondonSE1 8XA
- +44 2078703747
I really like this restaurant.
Found on Tastecard because it is one of the few places who do a deal on a Saturday. Usually I am a little apprehensive about restaurants attached to hotels but, this one, you would not know had a hotel relationship.
Identified on Yelp as a 'Portuguese' Restaurant, it really isn't (this has been rectified!). So slightly confused when I got there. This...more
It is located in the lobby of Hampton by Hilton Hotel, if you check in this hotel, the staff will give you a coupon of 20% discount. Food is delicious dishes，some Indian dishes are little bit spicy, but I like it.more
Surprised that it's labeled on yelp as Portuguese when I was told by staff that it's Indian fusion. Part of the Hampton by Hilton hotel, we ate there the night we arrived. Quality of food is very good and my food intolerances were accommodated.more
Towards the quieter end of Waterloo Road, north of the Cut, Assado with a more prominently sticking out 'Goan canteen' sign beckons you to try out it's relatively limited but exotic looking menu. Portuguese Goan? But it's not Portuguese anymore. So it's Indian. But it's not super Indian, and it's not Portuguese. Some of the dishes are very spicy, super hot, and some, not so much.
We sipped Laurent Perrier Champagne whilst we waited for our starters and enjoyed our relaxed surroundings.
The beef croquettes and prawn rissole were nice enough, it's hard to go wrong with things that are deep fried although I would prefer more assertive spicing in the beef croquettes.
The fish curry that we were served was mild, yellow and coconutty. It was pleasant enough but bore no...more