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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sunday Buffet, is incredible value for money. The food is delicious, hot and frequently replemished. The staff very attentive too. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, service & pricing - good atmosphere too. We braved the Vindaloo and were pleasantly surprised, hot but tasty and didn't burn our mouths silly. The Naan's are great, especially the Peshwari and the rice selection is worth going through! Will definitely go again...soon, but we'll be ordering take out too.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

Probably best to visit on a Monday. Booked for a 'special' birthday dinner on Saturday night (we had met while travelling to India in 1969); sat down at 7pm on a booked table. Starter arrived at 8.20. Resolved to leave at 9pm if mains not...arrived. Mains arrived at 8.59. I left half as I find it uncomfortable to eat after 9pm. The kitchen was overwhelmed by takeaway orders which were given priority - even the queue seemed to have to wait a very long time. Prices rather low for both 'in' and 'out', which might explain the numbers, and the quality would justify increasing them but only if the service is sorted out.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Amazing meal! Nobody left any and staff were brilliant Highly recommend the ambience is very good too

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023

Dreadful. Packed with people, extra chairs and tables had been put in so customers and staff could not easily get round, making it one way only. No extra staff to accommodate great numbers. We therefore waited an hour for poppadoms. The pickles were badly presented,...onions in chunks not diced, sauce spilt over edge of serving jug. We then waited another hour with no top up of drinks offered. The main courses were not worth waiting for, distinctly average only. The jalfrezie was so hot almost inedible, butter chicken was not hot in temperature as though it had been waiting the 2 hours on the side. The worst meal was the biryani. It looked like a pile of left over rice, very poor presentation and rather tasteless. A microwave pack of Uncle Ben's would have been nicer. There was practically no prawns in it, maybe 6 tiny shrimps, lost in the pile.The vegetable curry with it had 2 huge lumps of potatoe and 2 green beans only. The naan bread and the salmon main were however good. We did eat because we were starving hungry after 2 hours of waiting, but really really disappointed. The service was terrible as the staff could not cope with the numbers. Lastly the place needs a refurb. The toilets were not clean or nice at all.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

What a fantastic restaurant very spacious staff and service was fantastic meal was very nice desert to finish of the night beautiful and great price in total highly recommended to anybody who loves a great Indian well done staff will be definitely be going back...5 starsMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

Had my partner's 80th birthday dinner here and it couldn't have been nicer. Staff welcoming and friendly. Our food was absolutely delicious and served quickly. Birthday cake brought out with a lovely complimentary and unexpected beverage - really nice touch. Will return - often!!!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Firstly congratulations on the win, BUT again trouble with delivery. Ordered at 6.20pm, was told 1 hr 10. Which is fine . Phoned again at 7.50, was told out for delivery , and had left 5 minutes away, only two orders to deliver…. 8.00 still...nothing, rang again, told was on way, explained last time they did this, it had to be microwaved to re heat… assured was only two deliveries with the driver. They couldn’t get hold of him. By phone … hung up. phone rang, driver, 8.05, had stopped by park, could I go out and direct to property, (never had problem before) so in the pouring rang, I’m standing in the lane, in my slippers waiting for him to arrive… 8.10. Arrived. Opened the car door to see 4 deliveries in the car….. assume they would be on the Luke warm side too….. having paid good money, again delivery failed. £60 for food which needed reheating yet again ….. not acceptable at all. Very disappointed. You can do better.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Absolutely wonderful and we enjoyed it very much. The quality of food was excellent, chicken tikka sizzle was very nice and I love the minted chicken tikka which is something very different. The restaurant itself was nice, if the lighting ambient was on the darker...side. Strongly recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

The food is appetizing. We had an amazing service, the food arrived quickly. The most friendly staff, Highly recommend it to everyone. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

Got off to a bad start when they couldn’t find my booking for 9 people, luckily I had my confirmation email and they got a table together. Chair stuck on the end wasn’t ideal with a leg right in the middle so you couldn’t pull...the chair in. Ordered drinks and poppadoms which took an age to come. Waited an hour and a half for food, chasing up several times, ordered drinks which had to be chased up and chased up, nobody apologised and even seemed put out we’d asked when our food would turn up. Food was ok but nothing to write home about and have had better elsewhere - I’m not sure why this place has won awards in all honesty. Maybe put a stop on takeaways on a busy Friday night and concentrate on the packed restaurant? Tables too close together, chaotic service and not a great experience. We won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

The best Sunday buffet. Every single dish is fresh and so tasty. MJ and his team are so welcoming. My wife and I throughly enjoy everything about this award winning restaurant. Steve Pallett ⚒

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

Sunday buffet lunch was probably one of the worst I have experienced. The meat was chewy, the flavours very bland, and the chicken tikka was dry.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Amazing service and well deserved winning the award. Food is always high standard and the staff are really nice.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

Visited off the back of seeing that this local curry house had won recent awards. Service was nice, place was busy - I assume like us others had seen the award and thought let’s try the place out. Starters were standard, as expected for any...Indian. However I never had a more bland curry and my partner felt the same. The chicken was very dry and looked like it had been reheated to death, lots of veins within the meat which isn’t nice to look at or eat.. this disguised as the restaurant has strange dark green lighting and plants meaning you cannot see your food properly. Zero flavour within the dish, I would of rather had the starters over again. This is the first curry I haven’t finished. I’m not sure how this restaurant has won any awards?! Far superior curry houses within the local area which are packed with flavour. To me it felt like we was eating in an aquarium/old pet shop, very odd! Black Rock walls, fake plants, dark green lighting, Whicker chairs. Hopefully they gain returning custom but it’s a no from me.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4