An old-school Wembley favourite that’s best-known for its buffet (yes, we said buffet), Sakonis is a big, comfortable, bungalow-feeling Indian vegetarian restaurant that’s been feeding friends and families since the mid-'80s. Like any buffet setup, some things blow hot and cold, sometimes quite literally. The chickpea curry has plenty of depth and the paneer masala is a vivid orange comfort blanket of a curry. Look around the room and most tables—be it elderly friends, several generations of family, or roaming kids—are eagerly sharing plates of chilli paneer and Szechuan noodles. The Indo-Chinese dishes are definitely worth ordering fresh, as are the excellent crispy bhajiya. Although, catch the circuit of the buffet right and you won’t have to. Besides, who can resist the call of a self-serve ice cream machine?