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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Dinner, After-hours
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Had a great night solo and staff were great recommending dishes The popedom's came with 6 dips a extra coconut and spicey red yogurt to the usual 4 dips you get, so popedom's were near breaking point with every bite. coconut rice was great never...seen in other restaurants had the Silsila Mossala Chicken lovely sauce spicey and something different.Planning revisit next weekMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Unfortunately the staff were prioritising the take away side of their business which meant that we were more or less abandoned with very very poor service.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

Not impressed. Despite many staff to wait on us, making ourselves and what we wanted understood was difficult, leading to questions about where some of them come from and how. There did not appear anyone in overall authority. In all my years I have never...been to an Indian restaurant that does not offer vegetable versions of the standard curry menu with no flexibility to please the customer. Service was quick but over attentive. We couldn’t complain about portion sizes but the fare was nothing special. It is inexpensive but this always leaves one wondering what corners they cut for this. The establishment is cramped, faded and seems stuck in a 1970s time warp.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Always a quick service with interested and attentive staff. Large menu as you would expect. Internal decor unusual even by Indian restaurant standard's. Friendly staff with tasty reasonably priced food. Where else can you buy a dessert for only £3:95 in this day and age?

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

A table of 8 was booked - I arrived to join them 1, The waiters were not welcoming and I had to prompt him to take me to the table 2. The chair I sat in was continually bumped by the clumsy waiters 3. Drinks...were served quickly 4. We sat down at 6pm and the menu took 30 minutes to arrive 5. We then had to wait 40 minutes for the food to be served 6. The hot plates were not hot and the cutlery was freezing as was the whole restaurant, we had to keep our overcoats the entire time 7 The food was tepid, tasteless and I had 4 small prawns (King?) in a bowl of rice and a bowl of lacklustre vegetables 8 The waiter stood at the head of table and told us to pass our dinners down the line one by one, school dinner fashion. 5 people handled my food before I got it on a cold plate 9. The whole experience was appalling- I have no idea how anyone could mark it more than one star. Perhaps they were having a bad evening?More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

If you want to pay £22 for a vegetable curry make sure you order a king prawn biryani. 1 King prawn in 1 meal and 3 in the other which were more like shrimp. Communicating was pants.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

On a recent business trip i was Staying at The Swan Hotel in the picture postcard Essex village of Thaxsted i managed to book a table at this Indian restaurant which is a few minutes walk from the hotel. Staff are polite & friendly, pleasant...modern Indian background music gives an authentic feel to the place, but the most important thing is the quality of the food & service. I had Pompadom’s with lime pickle & a few other nice side pickles Onion Bargi Chicken Tikka Jalfrazee Mushroom Rice Tarka Dall Peshwari Nan I rank this as the best Indian meal I’ve had in 2023! Everything was so amazing My curry had whole fresh green chilli’s with succulent chicken tikka spiced to perfection My Tarka Dall had a baked Red Chilli So much wonderful spices in every mouthful i can not wait to visit here again. 5* PlusMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Never disappointed by the service or the food . Excellent menu.Quietly attentive and always happy to meet customers requirements.Recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Best curry we have had for years! Everything beautifully cooked & very good portions. First visited last weekend, and was so good came back this weekend too! 20 mile trip from home but well worth it. Delicious Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023 via mobile

Unbelievably high-quality food and service especially considering the lack of competition. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023 via mobile

Belt fed is the only explanation for our visit. We called a head asking if it will be ok to sit down at 9pm, with a response of ‘that’s fine as we close at 10pm’. On arrival we were seated followed by poppadoms, then asked...for our main course straight away. We felt obliged to order, within minutes we was asked if we were finished but I still had a plate with food on, again ‘felt as if I should finish, even though I hadn’t’. Instantly the main arrived, so we got stuck in and made a bit of a joke that the check back will be in thirty seconds…..low and behold, the check back happened within the first two minutes (he was stood watching us eat). I was pretty annoyed that we were being rushed. We both ate a bit more and decided being watched and rushed wasn’t the evening out we wanted. Asked for the bill, that arrived quicker than a letter from the HMRC! Over all, rushed, rude, Lukewarm food but flavoursome. If you are planning a visit, the male and female toilet doors are wedged open so people entering can see you doing your business. When using the gents, mind the wall tiles that are on floor! Verdict, never again…..unless I was passing through doing a marathon and felt a bit peckish!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

Terrible experience, we don't treat ourselves to a take away very often but it was our wedding anniversary so thought we'd treat ourselves. We ordered the food online, said it would take 55minutes which is expected on a Saturday night. However this time came and...went so we phoned were told it was on it's way, great !! well, after several phone calls many which did not even get a pick up we finally received our food 2 hours late, which is 3 hours after we placed our order. My wife is Diabetic and was on her knees by the time it arrived because of taking her insulin and not even an apology. Even on the phone they really did not care, they were busy!! We definitely will never use them again, no apology and not even an extra poppadom.....More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

Whilst in the area we went to eat at India Villa, had the most amazing meal, the food was absolutely first class. The staff were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere was great. We were so impressed we went back hhe following night and...were not disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2022

This was our second visit to this well maintained restaurant set in a beautiful historic small town, and it was still all round excellent. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The menu is very interesting with many different choices from the usual. The quality...of the food was excellent and prices reasonable.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 10 November 2022

Beautiful decor, classy service and delicious food! I would gladly return. Very professional, and convenient to where I was staying.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Yes, India Villa offers takeaway services.

India Villa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5