It was a Sunday afternoon (Sept 8, 2013), we walked into Vintage India, the interior setting was well presented, the service not too bad - friendly waitron, all was well until we received our food - very dissatisfying.
We ordered milkshakes, chicken Tikka, Palak Paneer and Naan breads.
The milkshakes were small, ridiculously over priced and made with cheap ice-cream, the Chicken Tikka was not well presented, the lettuce had specks of dirt and clear signs of rot. The Palak Paneer was okay though the cheese was rubbery.
I was afraid to return the meal, considering that you shouldn't upset those who handle your food...
My partner and I had also realized that Indian people who were visiting outside of Cape Town had received better service and a better standard of food presentation and soon the service had dropped too.
I do not plan on visiting again, I would not recommend this place to anyone.
A bad 1/5 from me.
I love vintage india! It is not the best when it comes to ambience but the food is delicious - best tikka masala I have ever had.
Excellent authentic Indian quisine and old fashioned sincere hospitality. The decor, if not new, adds to the authenticity.
Did not have a pleasant experience with food or service. This restaurant does not come close to the Maharajah.
The best Indian food in South Africa. Authentic, great choice, quality ingredients and top service. Not over priced and pretentious like the other curry houses in Cape Town.
This is by far the best restaurant in Cape Town, especially if you are into Indian food like I am. I eat curry 5 times a week at least. I have been to every single Indian restaurant in Cape Town. This place wins hands down in every department. Authentic Indian food at its best. Hallelulia. I was beginning to lose hope that Cape Town had a proper curry house. Prices are completely reasonable. Give it a go!
We walked in to no service. We seated ourselves. We called 2 waiters over and asked for assistance, with no one helping us. Another couple walked in, and walked out. Then another couple walked in and were seated immediately and offered drinks. I am starting to think they ignored us because we were a young couple. We did not get to taste the food, for obvious reasons.
I have never in my life experienced such bad service! We had to call two different waiters over who refused to help us. A third waiter then served customers next to us who had sat down 5 minutes after us and were brought sambals to their table. I never got to experience their food and will never, as we left after not even being served a drink after 15 minutes.