Picture this: It’s a Friday night. You are exhausted. The last thing you feel like doing is cooking for the family. Solution? Curry Club. That is all.
Address: ONLINE ORDER – www.curryclub.co.za
Hours: 12:30pm-9:30pm Mon-Sat, closed Sun
Curry Club is an online delivery platform that brings a vibrant London-style Punjabi flight kitchen straight to your doorstep, offering free delivery in the City Bowl and it’s surrounds (Camps Bay to Woodstock).
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect as we’d had a particularly exhausting week, and decided to settle on Curry Club‘s rather diverse and very vegan-friendly menu.
The concept is simple in that you can order in one of two ways:
- online at www.curryclub.co.za
- or by phoning 021 300 3971
You’ll receive an email with a link that has a live map, showing you exactly where your driver is between their kitchen in Gardens and your home. Deliveries take between 45min to an hour, but ours took slightly longer. We were very impressed however when we were phoned 50min into the order to be told that the driver running a bit behind schedule and would “be with us shortly”. I have absolutely no issue and far more respect for a company that keeps me “in the loop”.
When the driver arrives, you can pay him in cash, or with your Visa or Mastercard. Snapscan is also accepted. There are no delivery fees (as I’m pretty sure they are worked into the menu prices, which would make sense), and tipping your driver is not compulsory, although it is welcomed. I was so excited to receive the food that I forgot to tip my driver and will carry this shame with me to the grave.
All that’s left to do is pop on the playlist link that is sent to you and indulge in some of the finest curries the Mother City has to offer, whilst listening to Mr. Singh’s choice of tunes! Or in our case: Netflix and Curry Club!
These are the dishes I can vouch for, having ordered them:
Bangain Mirchi Ka Salan – an aubergine dish w/curry leaf, coconut & mustard seed gravy (R130)
Sunshine Dal – yellow lentils and garlic casseroled into a Jeera seed sauce (R130)
Dal Makhani – a protein and fibre-packed black lentil dish (R130)
All the dishes come with a side of rice. There is also a Vegan Naan on offer for R25.
If I had to rate the dishes, it would genuinely be 10/10! It can only be described as “the real deal”.
All of the dishes on their vegetarian menu (barring the paneer obviously) can be made vegan by simply omitting the cream, and this option is clearly visible when you select your choices online. I’m a mild curry kinda guy, and you are given options on every dish as to whether you want your dishes to be hot, medium or mild.
For those who are carb-conscious vegans, there is an option to select cauliflower “rice” which we chose as one of our sides.
Curry Club is DEFINITELY worth a try.
If you have any queries, contact Curry Club at firstname.lastname@example.org