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Tavistock Tandoori

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52 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RG, England
+44 20 7713 0903
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:59
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Maringa, PR
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The place is simple, responsive. I ordered a Chicken Massala with basmati rice following. The chicken breast was cut in any way, with small end of the nerves and cartilage. And the rice was hard and dry. The flavor of masala was great, but ...

Thank 722m_rciop
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Took friends to the Tavistock Tandoori after a day at football. The staff were friendly and helpful when we were discussing what food we were going to have. We shared 3 varied dishes (no starters) with rice, the food was nicely spiced with plenty of flavour. They made one of the dishes a tad hotter (chilly wise) for one of... More 

Thank Stephen W
Osmotherley, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I needed somewhere for a quick meal after business meeting in London prior to train back North Didn't want chain food at Kings Cross or train fare so called in here. Very good value , meat quality ok and curry fine but not memorable Staff just did what needed to take order and serve. No real customer rapport but not... More 

2 Thank Ian G
Tel Aviv, Israel
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Food - not bad... but with difrent taste i knoe for indian food. A bit too sweet. 7 Service - ok 7 Nothing special to write home about Price - too high for value

Thank j d
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1,012 reviews
743 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

A group of us had met up in a pub nearby one Friday night and came here for a curry. It is not a big restaurant and is clean upstairs. The toilets downstairs are not as good. There was 10 or 12 of us and as we had booked, we were seated instantly and offered drinks and popadoms. Having recently... More 

Thank Sdwoo
Manchester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This indian has very friendly and helpful staff. The food is very good, I would recommend having a naan with your meal as it is always freshly made and has a buttery taste. The restaurant is also really good value and offers a cheap eat in central London.

Thank Richard F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Terrible service from the very start, weren't greeted or approached upon entering. Unfortunately we drew the short straw and the nice friendly waiter that was there finished his shift as we got there leaving us with one who refused to speak English to us (even though he could speak English very well as we later discovered); we found this very... More 

3 Thank Joshua M
Land O' Lakes, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

I just went to this restaurant and I was so beyond excited! I had never had curry before because it is not very common in America. Everything I had was awesome! I would recommend this place.

Thank Katie W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

I decided to take a friend to the nearest Indian restaurant (18/05/2015) which was the Tavistock Tandoori. Google reviews gave it 4stars, so I knew i was in for something good. When we got in I realised how poor their customer service is. The staff speak their native language (I understood everything). The waiter argued with me becuase I asked... More 

2 Thank Pasha Productio... K
Morro Bay, California, United States
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

We'd just shown up in a London, were hungry and tired, and the Friday night pub thing was obviously not going to work for our family. The seating was a little tight but the food earned high marks with our kids. We'll probably be back.

Thank TravellinFamilyof5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$38
Indian, Asian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7713 0903
This classic curry house, located between Kings Cross and Russell Square tube stations in London, is conveniently located for snappy working lunches and post-work Phals. The bright and buzzy restaurant has a modern dining room decorated with fairy lights, blue velvet chairs and crisp linens, and the convivial atmosphere is a hit with local curry aficionados. The kitchen at Tavistock Tandoori cooks up traditional halal Indian and Bengali fare, and we recommend the Prawn Kurma Kashmiri cooked with lychees and cream; the Chicken Dhansak in a sweet and sour lentil sauce; and the Lamb Tikka marinated in yoghurt and spices barbecued in the clay oven. The restaurant has a fully stocked bar with lager on tap.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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