The FAMOUS Curry Garden
The Oakham Curry Club (OCC) is one of the world’s most respected reviewers of Indian cuisine. With multiple international franchises, we relentlessly scour the globe in pursuit of the crispiest poppadums, the tastiest sauces and spiciest curries. On March 11th, 2022 the OCC Nova Scotia reviewed FAMOUS Curry Garden as part of our hunt for the CHOTY (Curry House Of The Year) and in search of the very first OCC approved curry house in Canada. Members vote anonymously on 5 categories - and an average score is given to each restaurant we review. For FAMOUS Curry Garden: Quality – 8.0/10 Service – 6.5/ 10 Value – 8.0/10 Customer Care - 6.5/10 Atmosphere – 5.5/10 With an average score of 7.0 FAMOUS Curry Garden is OCC approved!
There was great excitement amongst the OCC members, as we entered the FAMOUS Curry Garden on Friday March 11th for a review of their establishment. According to their Facebook page we were in for “tongue-shivering flavours” – a statement they delivered on!
After some slight confusion from the waiter on what the OCC stands for and what our objectives were for dining at the establishment, we were seated and to our big surprise, informed that the FAMOUS Curry Garden does not serve either poppadums nor Kingfisher beers – off to a good start.
Having received the all clear to visit the liquor store around the corner and bring a round of BYOB, we jumped into the menu.
After the initial surprise of not being able to order poppadums, we were served a delicious alternative in a variety of tasty appetisers.
Soon after the mains started arriving and we were particularly impressed with the Goan King Prawn Curry and the Butter Chicken, both delivering a “tongue-shivering” experience. The home-made Naan Bread was also noteworthy.
Waitstaff required a bit of prompting/nudging at times but overall was friendly, with good recommendations, albeit there was a bit of a language barrier and minor confusion at times.
The atmosphere was very authentic with several Indian landmarks represented. We will definitely be back for when patio-season starts, to experience the patio atmosphere.
In summary, we are delighted to make the FMOUS Curry Garden the second OCC approved curry house in Nova Scotia and in Canada. We had a very pleasurable dining experience and would certainly recommend The Famous Curry Garden to anyone in the mood for a curry in Halifax’s North End.