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416 Lymington Road | Christchurch, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5HE, England
+44 1425 838052
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Only been here twice. First time was four years ago, second time more recently. My most recent visit was after it reopened under new management. Although I couldn't tell any difference from the way it looked between visits the service was great and the food was amazing. I'm planning on ordering a takeaway from them soon, fingers crossed the quality... More 

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Thank Emmaltorr89
Dorset
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547 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not been here for a year so decided to re-visit. Unfortunately the exterior looks scruffy now not helped by major building work next door. The interior is still modern and contemporary but is looking a bit tired. The restaurant is under new ownership since Dec 2016 and is closed every Monday for a refurbishment. We had papadums to... More 

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2 Thank DoctorFeelgoodDorset
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The quality of the food was exceptionally good, distinctive flavours served attractively fresh and hot. One of the best Indian meals that my wife and I have enjoyed for a very long time. The decor is smart, the staff attentive without being intrusive. Will certainly make a point of visiting Elephant Walk next time we are in the area.

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1 Thank BCB28
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Having visited on many occasions under previous ownership we thought we'd give it a try tonight having heard it was under new owners.. wish we hadn't bothered. Food was average but service was terrible - waitress with no understanding of what was on menu. Told no meat samosas so ordered something else only for another staff member to come out... More 

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1 Thank Lorna W
Andover, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We tried this place for a take away on a recommendation from when it was under the previous owners.....we were also unaware of the recent poor reviews... If I were honest the worst thing was the huge amount of grease on everything. The popadoms were covered in oil that tasted very old. The chutney and some other 'yellow' sauce were... More 

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1 Thank drawcotton
Calne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We booked a table for four, for seven O'Clock, restaurant should open at six. Arrived to find it closed so we ate at The Globe (recommended) on our walk home found it was open, went in to inquire about are booking to be told, Oh we were stuck in traffic, we were going to ring you. Don't think we will... More 

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5 Thank Ray S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Best Indian food I had in a long long time. The food was fresh and tasty. Good portion sizes and reasonable prices. I'd definitely come back!

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1 Thank DaClicker
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We live in Highcliffe but rarely eat out locally; however, we agreed to attend the local Indian restaurant and how surprised we were. The restaurant had recently be renovated which really gave it a boost of life. The food was delicious (not greasy! Which is sometimes the fault with Indian food). We had some wine with our dinner which was... More 

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2 Thank Charlotte P
Highcliffe
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Our Saturday evening at the Elephant Walk, under its new ownership, consisted of a bottle of Merlot and 3 poppadoms! After over an hour with no sight of any food, we settled up and left. We even had to remind the waiting staff twice that no one had taken our food ordr. We managed to secue a 20p discount on... More 

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4 Thank HungryHound1
Dorset, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

OMG my favourite curry house has been morphed into something unbelievably bad. This has now been taken over and the food is inedible. I had my favourite, but boring, korma dish and half the chicken was raw and the rest was overcooked - what's going on? I sent the food back and the rest of my table decided to leave,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Lymington Road | Christchurch, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch  >  Highcliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1425 838052
Description
Under New Management since September 2016 please check appropriate reviews

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?