Pasha

Worcester News: MIGHT HAVE DONE BETTER: Pasha, St John's, Worcester. 22287402 MIGHT HAVE DONE BETTER: Pasha, St John's, Worcester. 22287402

PASHA
St John’s, Worcester
Tel: 01905 426327

OUR evening at Pasha, the Indian restaurant in St John’s, Worcester, was certainly memorable but not for the right reasons.

It was when the starters arrived that the problems really began.

A stir fry of lamb and peppers with sesame seeds (£4.95) sounded gorgeous on the menu but what appeared in front of me looked much like a kebab.

This might have been overlooked had it not been for the fact that my friend’s salmon (£3.95) was not exactly what it said on the menu. It was white and it tasted like cod.

We believed it to be an error and pointed it out to a waiter who, instead of being apologetic, at first appeared unconcerned and then a little angry that we should have had the audacity to point it out.

It took him 10 minutes to come back and eventually apologise for the mistake and only then was my friend offered another starter.

This, he would happily have accepted had it been offered at the time of our complaint but not after so long an elapse of time – during which the waiter had chatted with other customers, watched the television and wandered about the restaurant.

There followed an awkward 15 minutes during which the only thing keeping me going was a second glass of wine.

It was enjoyed accompanied by the sounds of Indian music intermingled with voices from TVs’ Top Gear – the programme the staff seemed intent on watching.

My main course of a chicken tango (£8.95), when it arrived, was underwhelming and my friend – who was not having the best of evenings – was disappointed with his dish of lamb and spinach (£8.95).

Our desserts both cost £3.50. My ice cream was fine but a capuccino ice cream had clearly been refrozen at some stage because it had that crunchy texture that most restaurants try to avoid. We mentioned this to the waiter and he just chuckled.

Thinking nothing more could go wrong with our evening we left – only to engage in a tug-of war over who kept the the bill – the waiter, or us. We won, and were pleased to see we were not charged for the salmon starter.

HOW IT RATED

Food: 2
Service: 1
Ambience: 1
Value for money: 1

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1:58pm Fri 22 Jul 11

MR H Marks says...

We didn’t have such a bad experience with pasha but also found it to be abit underwhelming, considering spice cuisine is round the corner and deli 6 both of which in my opinion, have always served up great Indian food. Don’t know if it’s still the case but spice cuisine was in the cobra top 20 curry houses for ages.
We didn’t have such a bad experience with pasha but also found it to be abit underwhelming, considering spice cuisine is round the corner and deli 6 both of which in my opinion, have always served up great Indian food. Don’t know if it’s still the case but spice cuisine was in the cobra top 20 curry houses for ages. MR H Marks
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4:13pm Sun 24 Jul 11

Tim Woodward says...

Mr Sam1 misses the point, the reason for a review is that the general public can get an idea of what the whole experience of dining out is like at a particular venue. That applies to any entertainment venue (Pubs,Clubs,Cinema's etc..)
She simply found that experience on that particular day. May be Mr Sam1 should get the staff to up their game next time he visits and that they provide the food ordered and not watch TOP GEAR whilst working. Sounds like the restaurants gone down hill . Im surprised mr Haque has let it get to this great shame, as it once was talk of the town. Clearly to remain at the top you have to continually improve a fact that has rather avoided Mr Sam1 and not rest on your laurels.
I for sure will be avoiding this place one for a while
Mr Sam1 misses the point, the reason for a review is that the general public can get an idea of what the whole experience of dining out is like at a particular venue. That applies to any entertainment venue (Pubs,Clubs,Cinema's etc..) She simply found that experience on that particular day. May be Mr Sam1 should get the staff to up their game next time he visits and that they provide the food ordered and not watch TOP GEAR whilst working. Sounds like the restaurants gone down hill . Im surprised mr Haque has let it get to this great shame, as it once was talk of the town. Clearly to remain at the top you have to continually improve a fact that has rather avoided Mr Sam1 and not rest on your laurels. I for sure will be avoiding this place one for a while Tim Woodward
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11:02am Mon 25 Jul 11

MR H Marks says...

Very much agree Mr Woodward Pasha used to be the place to go for great curry it certainly was when we first moved to St Johns. It is like you say a rather unfortunate situation, when it seems to have gone down hill a little from the very high quality it started out with. I hope that seeing a review like this will spur them on to get back to the high levels of service and great food that was always identifiable with Pasha. Mr Sam I think you need to just calm down a little and realise that constructive criticism is more helpful than heaping praise on a place that has obviously gone down hill a little. As for the virtues of spice cuisine and Deli 6, id say both have significant pros over pasha currently because they are serving better quality and offer a friendlier service the fact that both restaurants are constantly packed is testament to this, where as Pasha is eerily silent some nights. Which as I said is a shame and I hope it returns to its former self, as people wont pay a higher price for a lesser product.
Very much agree Mr Woodward Pasha used to be the place to go for great curry it certainly was when we first moved to St Johns. It is like you say a rather unfortunate situation, when it seems to have gone down hill a little from the very high quality it started out with. I hope that seeing a review like this will spur them on to get back to the high levels of service and great food that was always identifiable with Pasha. Mr Sam I think you need to just calm down a little and realise that constructive criticism is more helpful than heaping praise on a place that has obviously gone down hill a little. As for the virtues of spice cuisine and Deli 6, id say both have significant pros over pasha currently because they are serving better quality and offer a friendlier service the fact that both restaurants are constantly packed is testament to this, where as Pasha is eerily silent some nights. Which as I said is a shame and I hope it returns to its former self, as people wont pay a higher price for a lesser product. MR H Marks
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12:51pm Tue 26 Jul 11

murray kelso says...

Please note that a comment has been removed from this article for legal reasons.
Please also note that our reviews are based on personal experience of the visit in question and do not take into account how businesses may or may not have been in the past. Thank you.
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MK - Digital Editor
Please note that a comment has been removed from this article for legal reasons. Please also note that our reviews are based on personal experience of the visit in question and do not take into account how businesses may or may not have been in the past. Thank you. . MK - Digital Editor murray kelso
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