Sagar Hammersmith is the best South Indian restaurant I've ever been to. It is superior to its newer sister restaurant in Percy Street W1 in that a) it's cheaper, and b) the waiting staff are about as good as it gets.
I'm a great fan of the cold starters - particularly bhel poori, sev poori and pani poori - and at Sagar they are fresh and moreish, with just the right amount of spice for my curious tastebuds.
For mains it's always a difficult decision between a dosa or a curry, but usually it's the Mysore masala dosa that wins, which comes with a mouthwatering spicy sambar.
Another favourite is chana masala (chickpeas in a delicious tomato sauce, and particularly tasty at Sagar) with a fragrant rice or a fresh bread.
The waiters know their dishes and are happy to offer advice on the wide range of options available, and what to have with what etc.
They are friendly and attentive without being intrusive, appearing at just the right moment to ensure a simple, smooth and relaxing dining experience.I'd eat there every week if I could.