Would like to order good chinese / other takeaway tonight (it being good is more important than any specific cuisine!) We live in Waterloo. Where is good? You must be quick or we will be using Deliverance! Would rather something a bit more authentic though.
we live in waterloo and for a takeaway, the Chinese Canteen (which looks awesomely unauspicious) on Waterloo Road is very tasty. i can only recommend the tofu dishes, though, as we are vegetarian. we also love Culture Grub on The Cut which is ridiculously cheap with huge, fresh, tasty portions (it even takes some of the taxicab business away from Superfish on Waterloo Road!). we haven't tried Ned's, so will go soon...
You must be used to EXTREMELY low standards if you're happy with either Deliverance or Ned's! In my experience (and I have extensive experience of Deliverence as I have to use it regularly at work) the food from Deliverence is a 2 or at most 3 out of 5 and also outrageously overpriced. My experience of Ned's was slop with no taste whatsoever (1 or at most 2 out of 5). To be honest I can't think of a decent Chinese delivery service in the whole of SE1.
In my opinion the best Thai delivery (and Thai restaurant) in SE1 is Thai Silk on Waterloo Road. Again a bit pricey, but hits the spot every single time - 5 out of 5. Hing Lee on Curlew Street in Shad Thames is good for chinese but won't deliver.