This review of ‘Maharajah Boat Quay’ is the latest by the Oakham Curry Club (OCC). Singapore branch. The OCC is a well-respected Institution with multiple international franchises. The OCC takes pride in searching out the finest Indian restaurants and providing impartial reviews of Curry Houses all over the world. Members vote anonymously without being influenced by other members (we call this “no swaying”) on 5 categories, and an average score out of a maximum 10 is given to each restaurant we review. Restaurants must score an average of 7/10 or above to receive the OCC sticker of recommendation. All OCC members have been through a rigorous selection process to gain entry into the Club. In short, we all know our curries. Quality: 5.9 Customer care: 6.88 Value: 7.33 Service: 7.12 Atmosphere: 6.44 Overall: 6.73 The Maharajah is not awarded the OCC sticker of recommendation The Maharajah was set up in Singapore in 1986 and it would seem that is where it has stayed. That Year Argentina went on to win the World Cup thanks to Maradona and the hand of God. The hand of God would indeed be needed to turn around the poor experience we had at this wonderfully located Curry House. The Maharajah fell decidedly short of receiving the much sought after stamp of approval from the Curry authority of the Universe that is the OCC….. OCC…. OCC… This turned out to be the Faulty Towers of Curry Houses and despite both waiters , Rajesh Faulty and Manuel Vickram, doing their best to tend to our basic needs they fell short, the atmosphere and food fell short holistically, I am afraid. When I landed at the quay side location and sat down looked up at the flying carpets on the ceilings and mirrors on the wall, I was thinking wow this could be some night. Nope! Place was dead. Our request for music was declined adding to the extremely loud proverbial tumbleweed in the room- murderer on the Dal floor! All of the above could have been redeemed with some lovely flavorful curries and juicy meats from the Tandoori oven but alas this wasn’t to be. The place is called Maharajah (The Prince) but I can’t imagine any Prince would have been happy with the food that was served, it was far from Diamonds and Pearls, Perhaps the Chef was having an off day and to be fair not all the food was ‘bad” per se it just was unremarkable and undifferentiated from the get go - poppadoms to the butter Chicken. The best we could do is jump in our Little Red Corvet and do one.
OCC SGP get a Fawlty Balti