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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was fantastic and staff brilliant very good price too , can’t wait to go again. We found the Resturant be accident glad we did.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

To begin, the food was fine, however the service was appalling. I understand if you’re short staffed (a common issue with this venue from previous visits), but there’s clearly an issue with how the place is run. It took over an hour to get 3...starters and nearly 2 and a half hours to get mains, by which time the table of 6 next to us walked out after waiting nearly 2 hours for their starters, a further table walked out after ordering their food to then be told nearly 90 minutes later that the kitchen was out of vegetables. All the while we watched take out after take out be ordered and dispatched. I get that takeaways are a big part of their business but when you sacrifice your in-house service and the availability of food for people actually in your premises for it, then it’s a big issue. Which leads us onto our table where, nearly 2 and a half hours in and after chasing to find out what was happening, we were told that one of the dishes could not be done, as they brought out the other 6. They also had no naans left (they did when we’d ordered all that time before) . So you knew you couldn’t do it when you started cooking the other dishes but left no time to get a replacement cooked by asking the question at that point. We shared our food eventually so all could eat something. You can’t treat in-house guests like second class customers, it’s just not right. You also, as the manager did, try to throw the new guy out front under the bus and, when that didn’t work, then try to do the same with the chef. A free round of drinks was offered, but turned down as we were all fairly sick of it by then. We’d arrived at 7pm to eat, we left at 9:45pm thoroughly unimpressed. As I said, the food tastes fine, the service is just awful. This place needs to make a decision on whether it just focusses on one or the other, as they’re clearly not capable of currently doing both. I don’t know if it’s new management or staff, but it’s a real shame as we’ve used it a lot in the past and the service was great, but will no longer do so due to our more recent experiences.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

The spot is great gir families very welcoming and food is tasty once you leave you will be craving for more

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023

Went with group of friends for a sit-down meal and whilst the food was fine (tasty but not particularly memorable), the experience was let down massively by the service and time taken to get the food. We got our initial drinks and poppadoms with chutneys...pretty much within seconds of sitting down, however then waited over an hour for our food. We chased them up twice (including the second time when we were verging on leaving) and it should be noted it was us who were doing this - there was no approach from the staff towards us or apology offered. Looking around the dining room it did appear the service did just grind to a halt in that time with no food brought out for about 45 mins to anyone. What i did note though is that some takeaway orders were being fulfilled (cant really argue they ordered before us as we arrived within 30 mins of the restaurant opening). I could put this all down to a one-off and think they had a staffing issue maybe but the last time we went before it was temporarily closed we had exactly the same experience! Also whilst the interior areas are nice and well decorated the outside is a bit of a state with paint and wood peeling away and litter on the ground around the door and car park.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

We’ve had a few takeaways from here and they have always been very good, went in tonight for a sit down meal and was absolutely SUPERB, could not fault a single thing, Kema naan was absolutely first class!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023

It's our local in indian restaurant we went for all you can eat on Sunday at £16 we had 4 courses we could not finish it all .New waiter he had just started he was attentive and spoke good English.lovely meal and service will be...returning soon plenty of free parkingMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023

Well it was a special birthday and the only way to really celebrate it was to have a good curry. If you like really refined and well cooked Indian cuisine, then the Memories of Bengal in Cholsey is the place to come to. After a...period of dormancy last year it has been reacquired by a small group of enthusiastic partners determined to make the business work. This is reflected in the excellence of the food as the chef is one of the new owners, determined to give his customers a real treat. So the evening was perfect with excellent food and this new incarnation of The Memories of Bengal arguably produces the best Indian food in the Wallingford area.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2022

The staff were welcoming, warm and efficient. I was out with 3 members of the family and all the dishes we chose were delicious. I will certainly go again soon.

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

Lovely to see Memories back. Have been a regular diner here in past and standards maintained. Great selection on menu with some new dishes as well as the classics. The Tarka Dal remains a fabulous peppery delight.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 16 October 2022

Memories of Bengal is of the best Indian restaurants in South Oxfordshire. So pleased it’s reopened! Its dishes are good value and delicious - you can’t go wrong with any of them. And the service is great. I went last week and had prawn xacuti,...and coconut rice, which I had never tried before but was superb. I’ve had Indian meals all over the UK, including Michelin-starred restaurants, and been going to Memories of Bengal for ten years. It’s up there with the best. I always try something different every time and have never had a bad meal there. Times are tough for independent restaurants, so support them if you can. Welcome back Memories!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

Absolutely delighted that Memories of Bengal has reopened in Cholsey. It’s been much-missed in the village whilst it was closed. The food - as always - is excellent. We started with a couple of Indian restaurant classics - onion bhaji & vegetable samosas. Bhaji’s crisp...and tasty and wonderfully spiced. Samosa’s packed with deliciousness - yum! For our mains, I had the Mirchi Chicken Tikka with keema naan, my wife had the Prawn Xacuti dish with coconut rice, and we had a side of another classic, a vegetable curry. It was fantastic. I’ve never found the Mirchi Tikka on any other Indian restaurant menu and it’s by far my favourite dish of all time. Essentially a really spicy hot chicken tikka - served on the traditional sizzling skillet with fried onions. Yes please!!! Keema naan dipped in the vegetable curry - cor! All round a fantastic meal, washed down with a couple of Cobras. They currently have prides set really low also to get people back in so we’ll worth a trip. They’ll soon be changing the menu - please keep the Mirchi Chicken Tikka on there guys!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022

Great meal welcome back you were missed.take away and dine in,various offers 10% take away and prebooked on Friday and Saturday 20% off dine in on Sunday ot thursday welll worth a visit . A small delay in service as the food is cooked fresh...well worth the waitMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

Memories of Bengal has been closed for a while following storm damage earlier this year but reopened recently and it is a very welcome return. In their absence we tried several other Indian Restaurants in the area and none compared to Memories of Bengal. Food...is excellent. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Building could do with some TLC but that seems to be ongoing now. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022

Arrived at 6pm and left by 8pm on a Thursday, and we were the only eat-in customers although a few takeways were processed whilst we were there. Attentive service, good food, no show-stoppers but no disasters either.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 7 January 2022

Absolutely disgusting food!!! VERY sweet, lumpy sauce, king prawns sloppy, without a shell, nothing else in the sauce, no veggies that goes with that type of order I placed WE’VE BEEN LITERALLY SCAMMED! We couldn’t actually eat it. We didn’t get popadoms and salad which...comes with order. AVOID THEM! They are the only Indian in Cholsey that’s the reason they treat customers like that and deliver very poor quality food as they know they the only one in the area and people will keep coming back. No competition make you see their true colours. Those people run the restaurant only for profit not passion. Plus they very stingy. The man who delivers stupidly keeps asking if we’ve paid for the order on delivery as he think we may foolishly pay him twice!!! Absolutely ‘AGLY’ family running this business! PLEASE ORDER FROM WALLINGFORD, they have lovely food and 2 take away and dine in restaurants available. Waste of money.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Memories of Bengal is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4