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Indian, Asian, Healthy, Nepalese
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On this occasion (Easter Monday) we had a takeaway because my wife has a knee injury making it difficult to sit comfortably at the table. This was as exceptional as the food has always been when we have dined in. We are foodies and my...wife is a retired Asian Head Chef. Her own reviews for meals she cooked were always exceptional. It is very rare for her to show immediate satisfaction when we have a meal cooked by someone else. The Royal Gurkha ticks EVERY box. One of the ways we judge the quality is not only while we eat but half an hour later when one can still taste the flavours. It does not happen in many places but the experience for us was like a fine wine …… the tastes linger! Our opinion differs from one of the other reviews in that we believe the flavours are definitely authentic. Everyone’s expectations are different but for me, this place delivers 5 stars in every section. I can’t fault it. The staff are the nicest people one can imagine and the owner, Kailak I believe never misses the opportunity to spend time with all of his customers. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Outstanding in every way. As soon as we return from Holland we will be coming back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

Travelled from india on family gathering in Bedford. Heard good things about this place. Unfortunately for my likeing everything just tasted the same, from the same curry base. This is not what we get in India or many other uk Restaurant. Waste of money and...timeMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

I have been to the royal gurka on many occasions, A gastronomical experience like no other with a holy trinity of aromatics is the only way for me to describe the food offered. The atmosphere hospitality, attention to detail meticulous service shown by Kumar and...his staff catapult the experience to a stratospheric experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024 via mobile

Visited three times now and every occasion has been exceptional. Incredible food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The owner is great too - always comes over for a chat to see how the food is. Can’t recommend higher! One of my favourite restaurants.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. We are vegetarian and the dishes available was plenty, we tried most of the starters which were amazing. Portions sizes are a little small overall but the quality and taste make up for this. Would definitely recommend and going back soon....Thank you!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

This is without a doubt the best curry house in Bedford. The food is incredible with a varied menu and the staff are very professional. Kumar is an exceptional host!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Marvellous ambience, superb, friendly & professional service matched, in fact overmatched by the seamless quality of the food! (Not to mention the excellent Nepalese beer!) Thank you, Kumar, as usual a premier experience!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

I went to this Restaurant with my family for dinner. we were received by Kumar the Gurkha that manages the Restaurant and we have a great dinning experience. We tried many different dishes in the menu and everything was delicious; so many different and exotic...flavours! The host spent some time with us before we left as the kids were curious about the pictures on the walls. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, lovely to see the owner welcoming guest and shaking hands with his guest. Food was extremely tasty, kids even loved it which is saying something!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

Perfect place for a birthday! We’ve come here a few times now with both friends and family for a birthday meal. Both the food and service was fantastic👍

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Amazing restaurant! Fabulous service with a very personal touch from all of the staff. The food is delicious. Would highly recommend a visit....we will be back; again and again. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

After eating at this restaurant a few times and enjoying several take always, I thought it was about time I wrote a review… It’s a lovely restaurant. Kumar is charming, as are his staff and the food is exceptional. Bedford has been inundated with Indian.../ Bangladeshi restaurants for sometime but this place, with its Nepalese / Indian cuisine is simply the best in Bedford. Brilliant, will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Second visit to the Royal Gurka, just as good as the first, great service, great food, great value....check it out

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023

Top quality food and top quality staff. Kumar is brilliant, and the whole experience of dining here is superb. Couldn't recommend it enough!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Royal Gurkha Bedford, Owner at Royal Gurkha, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 August 2023

I had a delightful experience at the Royal Gurkha Restaurant. The food was truly exquisite, capturing the rich flavors of traditional Indian and Nepalese cuisine. The ambiance of the place added to the royal experience, and the service was impeccable, ensuring that every need was...met. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking to indulge in a luxurious dining experience with exceptional food and service.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Royal Gurkha is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5