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Indian, Bar, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited Stroma for the first time with my boyfriend on a Saturday night. There was music playing (Abba) when we entered but then it was cut for the rest of our visit. The waiter took our food and drinks order promptly, no complaints there....The food itself was fantastic, but we had empty drinks when the food came out and despite staff members standing at the coffee machine looking around at the fairly empty restaurant, noone offered us another round of drinks. In addition to this, when we finished our meal we weren't offered a dessert menu, and still weren't offered another drink. Whilst one could argue that we should have flagged a waiter down, there was 5 wait staff working and only 6 tables of customers. Surely customer service 101 would suggest an empty glass warrants an offer of another? Overall we would return for a takeaway meal if we were in the area, but I wouldn't recommend the restaurant for a sit down meal.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just read Sophey11 s review which I thought was very unfair. I’ve been to Stroma numerous times and never had poor service, food is always excellent served by attentive staff. I suppose everyone can have an off day but I’ve not had that experience in...Stroma!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

This was our second visit as even though the service we received the first time wasn’t great we put it down to being an off day so returned but again the service from the same person wasn’t great at all. Walked in had to wait...at least 5 minutes before being spoken to and the place was empty, the attitude was horrible , the man just grumped and put us at a table, ordered a drink and then our food there was no pleasantries had to ask for another drink even though our glasses were empty when he was at the table , he’s got a habit of mumbling and walking off which still talking to him. Not great and there won’t be a third try unfortunately as everyone else lovely. Older small guy with grey hair and waist coat.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

The food here was absolutely delicious! The £19.50 for two meals is more than worth it! The delicious food was accompanied by EVEN BETTER service. Me and my boyfriend had to rush to a movie and once the lady working front of house was aware...she made sure everything came out quickly (which we appreciated so much) she was absolutely fantastic as were all others working here. Will 100% be back soon. Thank you guys! ❤️More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Can’t be better. It’s the best, you must experience the Indian food here very fresh and non spicy makes me go back to My childhood memories

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

Great mix of dishes on the menu so no one feels left out when ordering, food is always tasty and well priced. Restaurant always nice and tidy with good service assured.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023 via mobile

We have been eating out in Montrose on our 2 visits in Aug 21 and Apr 23. This restaurant is opposite the Shell garage over the bridge and we called in after filling up with fuel. It is very smart inside and we booked for...a Friday night. Good Friday as it was. We had our best meal of the week, nicely served with good quantities. We had English food but the restaurant was quite busy with locals who obviously like the range of curries on offer and they looked appetising. So when we next return, this will be on our 'go to' list.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023 via mobile

Unaware that it was Mother’s Day in UK so the restaurant was pretty much full. Anyway after a short wait the manage to get me a table. A busy night but waiters and kintchen managed very well, I had Indian food and it was excellent.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023 via mobile

I had to write a review for Stroma just to let everyone know just how good the food is and the choices between delicious Indian food and hearty British cuisine. On our most recent visit we chose the Indian menu and it was probably the...best Indian food I have had for years. The service is excellent and the girls serving had the time to chat and have a laugh. I guarantee it won’t be long until we return.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 January 2023 via mobile

I have been disappointed by a lot of Indian restaurants recently. Eating here was great, the food was amazing and the prices low. I would definitely recommend visiting Stroma if in Montrose.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2022

Eclectic menu and all food was presented was tasty, hot and presented beautifully. The curry sampler was excellent. Shrimp starter and potato wedges very good. Chilean Sauv Blanc was chilled and accompanied food well. Hats off to kitchen staff for consistency of food. The lady...who served us was professional and efficient even though a neighbouring table suggested there was a shortage of staff. She served our table (2) a table for 4 and one for 5 at the same time Impressive since the menu is extensive. Thank you for a great experience....we will be back Date visited Tuesday 9th August 5pmMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 June 2022 via mobile

Best curry outside of Bradford!! Fantastic restaurant, faultless. I had the Chicken Tikka Jalfrezzi, which was exceptional.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

The food was excellent but the waiter could have been more friendly. We all ordered our off the Indian menu and the food was as good as I’ve tasted anywhere, and better than most. The restaurant is well decorated and we n a great position...overlooking the harbour. Our only slight gripe was our waiter. Whilst he did everything correct, brought water when we asked etc. he seemed to do it grudgingly. The more he did this the more we praised and thanked him. Maybe he was having a bad day but a bit if positive interaction goes a long way.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. Has a very extensive menu and the food was delicious. I loved that you had a nice table with a clean white tablecloth! Made the meal very special. Service was prompt, efficient and very helpful and friendly. The staff really worked...hard and made the restaurant run like clockwork! Well done everyone .. but especially the Glaswegian waitress! She was a star!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 7 May 2022

Popped into this bistro on a day trip to Montrose. Food was delicious, facilities clean. Excellent value for money.

Date of visit: May 2022
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STROMA BISTRO AND BAR, Montrose - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Stroma Bistro and Bar offers takeaway services.

Stroma Bistro and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5