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The Ganges

87 Newport Road | North Devon, Barnstaple EX32 9BE, England
+44 1271 322299
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“railway lamb” (9 reviews)
“curry” (24 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
87 Newport Road | North Devon, Barnstaple EX32 9BE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice clean place good location but more important good food Been a number of times and never had a bad experience

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit Barnstable on business 5 or 6 times a year and usually went into town. This time I searched for Indian food on Trip-advisor and found this great restaurant just outside town. Without a doubt the best curry house I have visited in years!...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Barnstable on business and could not get a table at our hotel so we ended up at the Ganges, but so glad we did. The food is gorgeous and the staff were very lovely and if we ever come to Barnstable again...More

Thank Purplecakes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time eating at Ganges restaurant but we have also had takeaway here on previous occasions and absolutely loved it! Having tried most of the Indian restaurants locally, this is by far our favourite. The food is a bit different to the...More

Thank Eve H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, full of flavour. Not your average curry house or menu. And my husband is hard to please, but loved it. Really helpful friendly staff. We will be back

Thank jbrown369
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited The Ganges for the first time in many many years following the recent positive reviews on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed! The food was very good, tasty and well spiced. The railway lamb, chicken biryani and afghani chicken curry all went down...More

Thank fluffybeee
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Stumbled across this place on a summer Sunday evening after not being able to get a table at one of our usual haunts. We couldn't get a table here, either, but got a takeaway, instead; we were so impressed by the food, we have been...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Been to lots of Indian Restaurants but this ones is by far the best. Dishes are varied, well presented and very, very tasty, all of which seem much more authentic than other restaurants. Helpful staff and friendly owners make for a great night out.

Thank 8ty8
Reviewed 3 September 2018

we have eaten at the ganges regularly since reopening and can honestly say their food is far better than anything else in north devon. we are curry fanatics and regularly eat in leicester and london and the ganges food equals anything we have eaten elsewhere....More

1  Thank Nessie G
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Great food, tasty, portion could be a bit bigger...It is so good I could eat more! Very accomodating for dairy-free and gluten-free folks. I have had many take outs from here. Would eat there again 100%. Staff are also friendly each time I have been.

1  Thank Valentin_221
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Questions & Answers
23 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Merle M | Property representative |
There is a car park sign 50 yds pass the restaurant, also free cark park spaces at front of the restaurant but only limited!
12 June 2015|
Response from Merle M | Property representative |
no they don't:-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Newport Road | North Devon, Barnstaple EX32 9BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 322299
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Sid and Merle welcome you to the Ganges for a wonderful experience of honest Indian home style cooking. Real Indian food is fresh, full of flavour and healthy. Our simple dishes are the kind of food Indians eat at home and on their streets.
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