Review: The Naan Hut, Brighton

When I heard the name ‘The Naan Hut’ it immediately conjured up a mental picture of something like Roti King, somewhere whose food I frequently perv on on Instagram – somewhere that the pillowy breads are the main event, either stuffed with authentic fillings or used to mop up a bowl of rich curry… sadly it was not to be.

I can’t remember where I found out about The Naan Hut, but it certainly wasn’t through any marketing efforts on their part. Other than a basic website, their online presence seems to consist of a Facebook page which hasn’t been updated since 2015, and not a lot else.

I’m not sure what the vision was when they wrote their business plan, but looks it like an internet cafe, has the atmosphere of a ‘caff’ and calls itself a delicatessen. Confused? I think the owners might be. I did try to glean a bit more info from the ‘about’ section of their Facebook page, but guess what…

Sometimes, just sometimes, it’s ok to decide that  a menu is a bad idea without having eaten from it. Do you know what I don’t expect, nor want, to see on the menu at somewhere called ‘The Naan Hut’? I don’t want to see omelettes, or burgers or toasties, thanks.

After revisiting my notes, I had simply written ‘reminded me of Subway’… and  it did.

What I’d been hoping for/envisaging vs what I actually got

I opted for a Kofta and chicken ‘kebab wrap’, mainly because I got a strong sense that I wouldn’t  be making a return visit, so I thought I’d cram as much in as possible. It was like a McDonalds burger patty made of cheap, greying lamb mince with no seasoning at all. The chicken which was cooked to order, was fairly tender and the spiced sauce nice enough, but the wrap itself was one of the most unremarkable things I’ve eaten recently. It was like a cross between a wrap for a Greek Souvlaki and a fajita wrap, with a hint of naan, odd.

I haven’t really got anything nice or helpful to say, so I’ll sign off here. I know it’s a hard location and I know people are awkward buggers so it can been difficult to make a living selling just one cuisine… but for me, go hard or go home.

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22 Comments

  1. Joe Prince
    August 22, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    That’s a load of shit it’s well good

    • rosie
      August 22, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      You’re entitled to your opinion, as I am to mine – I’m sure they’ll be grateful for your support, Joe.

  2. Sacha Monger
    November 17, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Their Onion Bhaji wrap is a favourite of mine! Everything has been cooked fresh when I’ve been there, but also served quickly. Always been busy around lunchtime when I’ve been in, their lack of online presence doesn’t seem to be a problem for them. People working there always been nice too, I’d have mentioned the service over their lack of updates on their Facebook page.

    • rosie
      November 17, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      Hi Sacha,

      I didn’t have feelings either way about the service, or I’d have mentioned it. Perhaps you’d like to start a blog of your own and write a review for them if you aren’t keen on my areas of focus – I’m sure they’d be appreciative of your positive feedback.

      All the best
      Rosie

      • Gemilla
        May 5, 2018 / 12:29 pm

        Omg…. u seriously show u lack decorum & finesse and it fact you probably din’t Even know such meanings… maybe you were brought up with fast foods and type affect is clearly demonstrated by ur ignorant comments and I guess you target the riff raff that must follow you but you have no taste…. I am a frequent customer & definitely a fan of NAAN HUT…. the culinary skills from the owner/chef are thoughtfully blended into the palette of the people that I see returning again & again…. what is your issue girl!!!!… there is nothing in the immediate vicinity that rates my taste buds and value for money is more than affordable…. Get a life…Get some taste buds… Get real…
        Naan is not Indian if you are intelligent & travelled Naan is Middle Eastern & means flat bread so why you write ignorantly Indian…
        I’m not sure if ur a blogger or s blagger!!!!

        • Stacie
          May 5, 2018 / 6:29 pm

          Gemilla I don’t know who’s pissed on your chips to write such rubbish. Her review is accurate. The owner is clearly getting friends and family to defend him When he should be trying to rectify the problems abundantly highlighted across the internet not just Rosie’s blog.

          • Gemilla
            May 9, 2018 / 1:51 pm

            How dare you reply such a derogatory comment, obviously you must be in cahoots with rolypoly but I can assure you I am not any type of friend or foe to the owner of Naan Hut… However, I am a satisfied & loyal customer and in fact, I am a woman of the world that cannot be influenced by anything or anybody… this is a quality which is acquired as an adult and not the childish immature comments that you and your bosom buddy writes…. I see you are a mere whipper snapper and have no respect for a persons opinion which is my true experience and you cannot try to bully me into something you are uncomfortable with.., I maintain the food etc is excellent , great service and very reasonable prices

          • Stacie
            May 9, 2018 / 7:55 pm

            Gemilla. Honestly. You’re on the verge of a stroke calm down. No one defends anything so strongly without a personal interest. You’re screaming Maxine Carr at the minute love. no one cares that much about a bad review. Take it on the chin.. I’m so happy that you’re ‘satisfied’ with your wrap though. I was satisfied with my last smear test. I expect something’s little more for food I’m paying for. I don’t know Rosie. I enjoy her honest blogs. Talking about weight is absolutely shocking though. No one is perfect. Not you. Not me and certainly not your wraps pet

        • rosie
          May 9, 2018 / 9:15 pm

          Hi ‘Princess’ I’m hardly likely to pay attention to a lecture about ‘decorum and finesse” from someone who can barely string a sentence together, doesn’t know the difference between a ‘palette’ and a ‘palate’ (the latter is the correct spelling, FYI) and who spends their time trolling blog posts from years ago. Enjoy your keyboard, I suspect it’s the only company you have with social skills like that.
          PEACE.

  3. Alfie
    February 16, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    Poor show Rosie, suggest you review places based on what they’re like rather than comparing them to your pre-conceived ideas based on their name.

    It’s not a sophisticated eatery, but if you want a good take-away lunch for £5 in this area then it’s a good option.

    Best,

    Alfie

    • February 16, 2018 / 1:29 pm

      This guy knows what he’s talking about. Please write a blog.

  4. February 16, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    Pros – Tasty food, really great price, nice people, fast service, clean and pleasant atmosphere.
    Cons – Their website sucks.

    This is a great lunchtime eats sorta place. Why though are you comparing different types of dish to what they’re offering, and then marking them down for it? Absurd review technique. Are you trolling?

    Love ya. Keep up the mediocre work*
    Matt

    *in my comments I tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, even if it stings..

  5. February 20, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    I don’t know how much you did get paid to write a bad review or who from????

    But I will not tolerate your shity view and we did not call you to visit our shop

    Your confused yourself about food and using social media

    our focus is on our quality and service rather than online fake advertising ,get a real job miss.

    I will request immediate removal of our picture from your scrap page as you do not have our consent to publish any pictures
    Perhaps I can refer you to those lovely Indian restaurant in town to get your dream papadom and curry

    • Anonymous
      March 7, 2018 / 2:04 pm

      Hi Abbas,

      Try and be receptive to criticism. It helps you to improve. This is just one person’s opinion.

      I have a restaurant and didn’t get a good review from Rosie, but hey, I can’t disagree with her opinion, as it’s her own.

      Maybe it was an off day and the standards weren’t at your usual high. Finding consistency is personally my hardest part of running the restaurant, so every single person that comes in has the same level of service and product.

      Anyway, I wish you all the best

      Regards

      Seb

      • March 11, 2018 / 12:00 am

        Thank you Seb for you advice
        Best of luck

  6. March 7, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Wow! The owner has left a comment asking for you to remove his image and you still leave it up!

    Talk about being on the bad side of good!

    • rosie
      March 7, 2018 / 1:03 pm

      Hi Michael,

      It’s my blog, I paid for the food, he has accused me of dishonesty and taking bribes (he has spammed other posts with other comments accusing me of all sorts) and I am in no way obliged to remove anything. It’s taken him nearly two years to curate this, quite frankly, abusive response, to my OPINION, to which I am entitled.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      Rosie

      • March 10, 2018 / 11:54 pm

        Rosie you are not the only person entitle to your opinion.
        I give my opinion too about you get paid for providing good or bad review, also I am entitle to leave comment on any post based on my opinion ,did it hurts?????

        You are only a blogger nothing else so as your scrap page with fewer visitor that’s why it did take two years to comes up in my view

        You have took my picture without my permission I am asking kindly to remove it

      • March 11, 2018 / 12:14 am

        You are such a bad liar
        I left a comment on ETCH RESTAURANT review
        You have removed it???

        ”I am in no way obliged to remove anything”

        I will put it right for you
        You are obliged to remove what you don’t like

    • rosie
      March 7, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      PS if you actually are a Conservative MP and this is on your priority list for the day, then I think you need to take a look at all of the problems going on in this country and reassess whether or not worrying what I thought of a takeaway lunch, in 2016, is the best use of your time .

      • March 10, 2018 / 11:55 pm

        Rosie turning politician now

  7. March 11, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    Dear Rosie
    Thank you for try to do something about that picture
    But I am still not happy as you have just started to escalate the situation.

    Please kindly remove the picture
    This is what I am asking for,very simple.
    keep your review about my place it is not bothering me at all .

    It is not a big deal,is it????
    I hope this message find you well and will be my last visit to your page

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