An Honest Review Of Dining At Madhu’s, The Grove In Watford

On Sunday, my mum and I dined at Madhu’s at The Grove in Watford for Mother’s Day. Which was a lovely experience and of course I had to document the occasion.

From the greeter at the main door who was full of character, to the super friendly waiter and waitress, the amazing mocktails, delicious vegetarian options (they had vegan, but decided to go veggie) and beautiful views to the gardens. What’s not to love?

If you haven’t heard of The Grove, it’s a fancy hotel located in my home-town, Watford. I’ve been once or twice before for my husband’s work Christmas parties, but never been to one of the restaurants, until now.

Madhu’s is a pop-up restaurant, but they also have the glasshouse and The Stables for food too.

To start, they brought out a selection of flavoured crackers and dips, followed by Paneer Tikka and Mosala chips. The chips were a tad spicy for our liking, but the paneer was cooked to perfection. The presentation was wonderful too.

We also had some cocktails, mine was very creamy and coconut-y. Was lush and reminded me of being on a beach somewhere far far away.

Then, out came our mains. I went for the paneer masala which was lovely but again a tad too spicy for my liking. So, we asked for some yogurt to cool it down. My mum went for a lamb curry. To compliment the curries, we opted for plain rice, saag paneer and a peshwari naan.

We were going to look at the dessert menu but we were SO stuffed!

Overall, I’d highly recommend trying Madhu’s for the experience and food but be warned they are spicy, so do ask for some yogurt to cool the curries down.

I’d go again for a special occasion as it’s quite pricey – on the £££ spectrum.

If you do want to book a table and try out the foods for yourself or are curious to look at their menus, click here.

Have you been to The Grove, and would you try Madhu’s?


    • zoey
      March 30, 2022 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you, it was delish but a bit spicy. xx

    • zoey
      March 30, 2022 / 10:28 pm

      I can handle a bit of spice, but this was really spicy haha. The yogurt helped though. xx

  1. March 31, 2022 / 9:40 pm

    The food looks lovely. I’m with you on not liking spicy though, so thank you for the honest review. I’ve never thought about going to a higher end curry house, as some local takeaways just cannot be beaten xx

    Hannah |

    • zoey
      April 1, 2022 / 7:03 pm

      Thanks Hannah :). True, my local Indian take-away is fab too! But nice to try somewhere a bit nicer. xx

    • Zoey
      April 2, 2022 / 12:33 pm

      It was such a lovely experience, want to go back and try their other restaurants xx

  2. April 2, 2022 / 10:47 am

    It looks so delicious!

    Danielle |

    • zoey
      April 2, 2022 / 2:56 pm

      The starters were the best bit! x

    • zoey
      April 2, 2022 / 3:37 pm

      Thanks Alexandra. xx

    • zoey
      April 3, 2022 / 11:40 am

      It sure was! Just a tad spicy though. xx

  3. April 3, 2022 / 11:31 am

    The food looks so delicious – even though I don’t like spicy food much! so it was nice they could give you yoghurt to help cool it down a little 🙂

    Hope you’re having a good weekend. It’s a nice relaxing one here.

    • zoey
      April 3, 2022 / 11:42 am

      It was lovely! But yes not for those who don’t like spice. But yes, the yogurt was a nice touch!

      You too lovely. A busy week, but a nice relaxing weekend. xx

  4. April 4, 2022 / 2:51 pm

    Wow what a treat, sounds like you both had a swell time. The food looks great especially the drink! I hope you have a great week : )

    • zoey
      April 4, 2022 / 6:52 pm

      We had a lovely time! Oh my, that mocktail was incredible, I could easily drink 6 of them! You too lovely. xx

  5. May 22, 2023 / 5:20 pm

    Really awesome with the followers like it very much!!

    • zoey
      May 23, 2023 / 11:01 am

      Thank you. xx

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