I have started working in Chorlton and pass the Chapati Café each day. Its format intrigued me so last night my husband and I visited to have our tea here, we had read the previous reviews including the bad but we always make up our own minds on what we try.
We had the 2 meat and one veggie curry Thali dish both with rice and sides on poppadom and a chapiti, plus two bottles of Cobra beer for a total of £20, which we thought was good value, the beers alone were £6.00 for two.
There are special daily curries available, at the time of our visit the meat was Chicken Karahi which were warned by the staff was very spicy the veggie was aubergine and spinach which my husband fancied but it was sold out.
It was a warm sunny evening so we sat at an outdoor table and enjoyed our mild chicken, lamb and potato curries. The mild was just that but still tasty, the lamb was succulently soft with a bit of a spicy kick and the potatoes had a nice heat to them. We found the portion size just right we left the table full but not bloated.
The service was excellent and friendly, there were not many other customers as it was 5.00pm on a Saturday evening.
We have recommended this café to our son and his girlfriend for a tea time meal.
I think some reviewers have been a little critical and may be comparing this café/takeaway against a proper Asian restaurant.
Give this café a try and decide for yourselves.