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£8 - £20
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Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

Nice restaurant within walking distance. Courteous service and perfect temperature for the Cobra. The food choice was very good, was freshly prepared and tasted delicious. This was our first visit, but will definitely come again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024 via mobile

We came to Basingstoke for the day and walked passed here , went in on the off chance and we were blown away. The food and service were excellent. The food was like nothing we had tasted before. The spices and the depth of flavours...were amazing. The Biryani was like nothing I had tasted before . The staff were helpful and so polite. We would certainly recommend and would come back againMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2024 via mobile

Excellent, says it all. But to elaborate, a warm welcome in an excitingly & uniquely decorated restaurant. A large menu and beautifully prepared food. Service was spot on and we felt valued as customers. We found this place by chance as we were looking for...somewhere to eat before visiting the Anvil Theatre that evening. Luckily we got the last table at 17:30, so we’d recommend booking to save disappointment. If we returned to Basingstoke we’d definitely eat here again. Just a shame its not on our doorstep!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

We love this restaurant: always delivers of quality, flavour and value. Everything is fresh and flavoursome.The biryani is a favourite and do plentiful!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

Food was absolutely amazing, one of the best rubys I’ve ever had 👍! Ash the waiter was fantastic, Top Night 👌 Great service great food.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

What an amazing find! Took work colleagues and we all thought it’s the best food outside India we’ve eaten. Lovely atmosphere with staff and other diners all keen to recommend dishes to try. After a long day at work come here and your faith will...be restored! Such delicious food and so reasonably priced. Thank you for looking after us so wellMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024 via mobile

I’ve been here a couple of times now and everytime it does not fail to impress. Both the service and food is consistently great and I wish we had one where I live. This is by far the best Indian food I’ve eaten outside of...India. It’s standard for us now to order the Veg Manchurian Dry, Kalan Milagu and Chilli Paneer to share before digging into main courses. I had the Malabar Chemmeen Curry and it was easily the best prawn curry I’ve ever had. The drinks are really reasonably priced too. Highly recommend a visit if you haven’t yet been!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Amazing South Indian food and taste was authentic . Came on recommendation of few friends and I was not disappointed. My wife ordered masala dosa and I ordered chicken chittenad with garlic nan and my Taste buds just melted .

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024 via mobile

Booked a table on a Tuesday night before a show at the Anvil. Great food, excellent service and the prices were reasonable for both the standard and quantity of the servings. Will definitely go again when down in Basingstoke

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Delicious food, fantastic atmosphere, small and cosy! Ash was great for service! Will definitely be back! Highly recommend a visit!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Visited Chennai express yesterday with my partner. Our waiter Ash was very helpful and changed out menus to the vegan one on request. The food was delicious and the service was great! Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Chennai Express had a function to celebrate Pongal, we were alerted to this and happily came along, we love learning about other cultures and the food here is amazingly good. Today did not disappoint. This was a new experience for all three of us as...there was no cutlery (there usually is, don't worry) and on this occasion we ate as you would traditionally do. What an amazing experience!! Loved it!! The staff, as always, are amazing and very attentive, the food just to die for. We came away feeling more like we were leaving the home of friends rather than a restaurant. I highly recommend Chennai Express, the food here is so good. It's not over priced either.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

The food and service were both excellent as always. My family and I really enjoyed the special festival meal today and trying several dishes we haven’t had before. I have visited the restaurant multiple times over Christmas and January and have not been disappointed. We...had our company Christmas meal in December and the entire team were beyond pleased with the attentive service and the delicious food, everyone loved the Dosa and curries. My family and I will definitely be returning again soon!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

This was my first time visiting Chennai Express in Basingstoke and sadly it was spoiled by the worst service I have experienced in a long time. We had pre-booked a large table of ten and therefore the restaurant should have been expecting us. However we...were ignored for quite some time when we arrived, and had to spend a lot of time trying to get someone to serve us. When we finally managed to order drinks my drink didn't arrive. I again had to spend ages trying to get someone's attention several times over, before finally one of us had to approach the bar and ask yet again for a very simple drink order! We had to ask for water over five times and ask repeatedly for re-fills because the jugs were not adequate for a table of 10, and we had to ask to make our food order, and ask yet again for the starters to be cleared. When the main dishes arrived they were absolutely delicious. I would definitely return to this restaurant for the quality of the food, but they need to pay attention to their customers. The customer service was terrible with no apologies made whatsoever.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Food is amazing and completely authentic. So glad I found this place. Will be visiting again and again!

Date of visit: December 2023
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We are using crockery. Those are not plastic plates, they are melamine. Thank you.
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CHENNAI EXPRESS, Basingstoke - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Chennai Express is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5