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Gulab Tandoori

££ - £££
Indian, Balti
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2 Stanecastle Road, Irvine KA11 1AE, Scotland
+44 1294 212222
14:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 14:30 - 22:30
Fri 14:30 - 23:30
Sat 12:30 - 23:30
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not just because I'm Indian but this is possible the worst array of food I've ever seen being served at a buffet! With scarily scarlet red chicken curry and watery Sambhar being part of the very confusing combination of dishes and an impossible to help oneself ice cream counter! I'm honestly surprised at the positive reviews , assuming it... More 

Thank Manda2014
Danny S, Front Office Manager at Gulab Tandoori, responded to this review

On this day the food was limited by the event organiser to accommodate the budget set as we gave free restaurant hire and provided a Dj for no charge therefore the buffet was smaller than usual, we do not specials in South Indian Food and the food on the buffet for this event was discussed and chosen by the event... More 

Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thought I would try this place again after many years of having something from there. It wasn't the greatest in the past and it seems like it has gone down hill even further. The quality of the food was atrocious. It was barely edible. I have now learned my lesson. Be very aware of this place as the food is... More 

1 Thank David G
Danny S, Front Office Manager at Gulab Tandoori, responded to this review

On your visits we have given discounts to your table as we have noticed, we unfortunately could not provide it again but hope to see you return , food on this day was also chosen by a event organiser for a private Function and the buffet was served at a discounted price for public to also join More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a meal here at the weekend which was busy, we had a 3 course meal for a special price which was very good value for money, overall happy with the service and what was on offer, will be back. Thank You

Thank garrybennet37
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the place to ourselves as it was a Monday night. This suited us as our Dad is quite deaf and tends to speak loudly. I should have written this report before now so I forget the name of the waiter but he was new. We were well looked after except had to wait a while between courses. Pointed... More 

Thank Fiona M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered veg pakora which looked over cooked. Didn't taste fresh either! 2 main meals tasted the same. Ordered a traditional curry and a Punjabi karahi. Didn't taste freshly made. Hardly ate any of it. £30 down the drain! Wouldn't recommend.

Thank Kerikeast73
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've used the just eat app and ordered from here numerous times as the meals were superb. I ordered on Friday of usual chicken garlic pakora(large) good next day, chicken chatt punjabi style, best I've tasted... The main chicken rogan josh old style was a disappointing meal having looked forward to it. A bland tomato thin based sauce devoid of... More 

Thank chalky7
Danny S, Director of Sales at Gulab Tandoori, responded to this review

As stated in our just eat response we have two types of rogan josh, the old style rogan josh which your ordered is a curry with fried tomato and onion topping (no tomato base), our normal rogan josh is a tomato base curry which you may have preferred Of goodwill we offered a money of voucher which can be redeemed... More 

Irvine, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I usually order from the Lawthorn in Irvine but decided to try a similar meal at the Gulab as I hadn't tried it before. What a disappointment. My well done naan was limp and doughy , my prawn jaipuri was sauce with some prawns and my mushroom pakora batter just tasted weird. On a better note the vegetable and chicken... More 

Thank Michelle G
Danny S, Director of Sales at Gulab Tandoori, responded to this review

We are sorry to see you did not enjoy your meal and hope to see you back in the future Thank you More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and great value, food was fresh and well attended by staff, all round great experience and will defiantly be back.

1 Thank Scotty S
Danny S, Director of Sales at Gulab Tandoori, responded to this review

We look forward to your return More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Week day buffet now as a budget menu so all meals fresh cooked and excellent. Staff attentive but not in your face, nice clean restaurant and food is very good quality. There is always a main menu if preferred but buffet menu has a very good selection. Service is also quick. Been twice since the change and not disappointed.

1 Thank kazzakaz
Danny S, Guest Relations Manager at Gulab Tandoori, responded to this review

We look forward to your return More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Food was lovely and staff well mannered and friendly would definitely go again saw that they offer a cocktail menu and they look great

Thank Tiffany H
Danny S, Director of Sales at Gulab Tandoori, responded to this review

We look forward to your return More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Indian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
14:30 - 22:30
14:30 - 22:30
14:30 - 22:30
14:30 - 22:30
14:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Stanecastle Road, Irvine KA11 1AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +44 1294 212222

We are situated in the heart of Irvine and offer our customers an exquisite, modern take on tandoori Indian cuisine dining.The Gulab offers our customers an enjoyable evening not only in our fine, modern day restaurant but you can also relax in our bar/lounge area, before or after enjoying your meal.The Gulab can cater for all events such as Birthday Parties, Engagements, Weddings, Funerals, Hen and Stag Nights. We have a function room available for private party's and we also provide a bainmarie hire service.We look forward to meeting you!

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