The cafe is as charming as ever. There is a new Indian place called Kipling masala within the compound now. Loved sitting there under the fan in the shade looking at the greenery. Took some friends there and they were very happy with the setting too.
Now the food - definitely slipping. Same menu perhaps, but not as tasty. Everything seemed more fried than usual. Service has always been slow at Kipling, this time it couldn't have been slower. We were about 8 at the table and the food arrived at different times for different people. Portions are generous, but overall the food part was disappointing.
Have been to Kipling many times and have always had a great time. Hope the owners get their act together and improve food and service soon.