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Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

My friend has decades of experience eating Indian food throughout the world. Tonight she was overwhelmed by the quality and flavours of the food. Food exquisite and service impeccable. Definitely will return.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2023

Was great being able to book a table on line so easily. Welcomed and shown to our table. Was also a welcome change that lime pickle available with the popadums. We both enjoyed the starters, and the main meal was excellent. The portions were just...right as there was very little left over. Was not bothered that there is no booze available but one can bring your own. Overall a very pleasant experience with friendly staff. Visited Wednesday 18th Jan 2023More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2022

We have previously ordered their mutton biriyani through take out and it has never failed us. Today, we decided to dine in and it was a great experience. The staff is very welcoming. The food was great! Especially Shahi kebab and Lamb Madras. The restaurant...carters to your needs and everyone seems very friendly. Portion size is decent too.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022

Visited here for a family reunion, and whilst the other two in my party said their meal was OK..i had a chicken Tikka Biriyani which has to be the worst I have ever tasted, on arrival there was a strange odour to it which I...put down to maybe the oil or Ghee they used. The chicken Tikka was absolutely tasteless and flavourless and came complete with frozen veg. When the waiter asked about the meal and I was honest in my opinion, I was informed that a Biriyani was not supposed to be spicy but surely the taste is created by spices... I have had many Biriyani's over the years and never have i had one so bland to be fair they did deduct the cost of my meal from the total. On the up side, the Pashwari Nan bread was absolutely lovely.. Definitely one Restaurant to avoid.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022

Small communal restaurant located in quite an odd place, which is maybe why more people don't know about it. The food and the service are top quality. The menu is so extensive that you would have to go every week for a year to try...everything. They no longer serve alcohol (I don't know why) but you can take your own for no extra charge. Looking forward to the next visit.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

Lovely friendly restaurant. Staff very attentive and food out of this world. Great choice on menu, and explanation of each dish. Great you take your own alcohol. They supply wine chillers and will also keep your wine in the fridge for you.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

I saw a review by Paul which I think was totally unfair What Paul failed to mention on his review it clearly states on the menu a £2 surcharge if customers only order one main which is totally understandable considering their one of the cheapest...indian restaurants in Harlow and by far the best Also they don't sell alcohol but will happily put your wine beer in the fridge Which saves you a fortune on drinks I've been coming here for a lot longer than 5 years and can honestly say I have never had a bad meal and knowing the management if I did have a problem they would rectify it So good luck Paul finding a better Indian in HarlowMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Suf112, Owner at Moonlight Tandoori, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2021

Dear Jenifa60 Thank you so much for your lovley review. We at Moonlight try our best to serve you delicious food and good service everytime. Regards Moonlight Management

Reviewed 28 October 2021

A lovely atmosphere, the food is outstanding, been visiting here for nearly 30 years and not once has there ever been any issues. Would recommend this restaurant to all, take out or eating in you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

With regret (best onion bhaji ever) i will not be eating at this restaurant again Saturday 16/10/21 was my last visit .To be charged a cover charge for only ordering one main course but our meal consisted of starters and side dishes is in my...opinion a total disregard for customers on a budget or regular loyal customers only ordering what they only want is an injustice of human rights. My wife and i have been regular customers eating in and having takeaways from here since we moved to Harlow 5 years ago.. I had not usually checked the bill breakdown and always left a tip,, but when checking i saw the surcharge and asked what is was for, when told what it was for i felt this was totally unacceptable .My anger at this time rose but circumstances with my wife present and other customers and children in the restaurant i did not want to spoil their evening by telling everyone to check their bills. there may well be a surcharge on drinks if someone does not order one i do not know. I paid the bill and said to the waiters we wont be coming back .In this case its not the money its the principle getting rich on charging for not eating is a 100% profit . Just making all customers aware .Good Bye Moonlight Paul and SandraMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

What a lovely restaurant. Excellent food and service. Staff were very polite and friendly. Excellent value. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021 via mobile

Visited Moonlight Tandoori this evening for the first time and I must say was not disappointed at all all. Food was amazing and very fresh and tasty and good value for money, Staff were very friendly and very attentive. Would highly recommend, 100% will be...going back in the very near future.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 12 June 2021 via mobile

Booked a table for four as soon as they reopened , always lovely friendly staff and lovely food, we’re never disappointed when we come here.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 May 2021

First time visit. At first we thought it was only a takeaway but you walk up the lovely clean stairs into the clean restaurant. They don’t sell alcohol but can take your own which was a great idea to bring your price down so a...little stop off for a bottle of wine. Service was very efficient and food was ordered at affordable prices. Love the fact that our plates come over already hot and our dishes were sizzling and kept hot on a candle lit hot plate area for our dishes We had king prawns which was lovely and flavoursome Onion bhaji were amazing homemade large portions And chicken Jalfrezi nice spicy but not to over powering I would highly suggest you try this restaurant as it’s a great findMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

Me and my family have just returned from a lovely evening at Moonlight Tandoori, this is the first time we have been to a restaurant as a family (5 of us) since the lockdown was relaxed last week, we have used this restaurant a few...times before lockdown amongst others in Harlow but we chose the Moonlight tonight as we always enjoy the food and service and there is always a friendly atmosphere, also you can take your own alcohol which keeps the cost down in these current times, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who like a good curry and doesn’t want to pay the earth for it, it’s a modern Indian restaurant, always lovely and clean inside, highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 22 October 2020

Well that was delicious. Fast food hot. Definitely order more. Best indian take away for a while .................. ............ . ...........................

Date of visit: October 2020
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Moonlight Tandoori is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5