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17-19 Clayport Street, Alnwick NE66 1LA, England
+44 1665 603278
17:00 - 00:00
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Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We first went here when it opened, and had a really tasty meal, the service and staff were excellent. We then went on a few more occasions but for some reason the food portions had started to become smaller and we also noticed the price for eating in was rising. Our friends have said that a takeaway is still great... More 

3 Thank John W
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Whilst visiting Alnwick on holiday we visited this restaurant and the food and service was excellent would recommend this as a lovely place to eat Indian food

1 Thank Diane R
Horncastle, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

We have had a couple of take away meals from this Indian restaurant and we have been very impressed both times. A large choice of Indian and Thai food; aromatic, flavoursome and interesting. The prices are reasonable and there a also a large choice for vegetarians. Collecting the food it is easy to miss the restaurant as it has a... More 

2 Thank Lindenvet
Skipton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Varanda’s small frontage means it is easy to miss as you drive past. Luckily we didn’t miss it and enjoyed some of the best South Asian cuisine we have ever experienced. Vegetarian diners are well served with a good selection of specialities. I was impressed with my choice of the Chef Special Shabzi, a selection of vegetables in a rich... More 

2 Thank the-bems
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

We ate here on a quiet Monday night in December. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed a lovely meal here. We regularly enjoy Indian cuisine and have tried many indian restaurants around England and India and were very pleased with the high standard here. All our food was well spiced, not greasy and very tasty. The... More 

1 Thank Huge1
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

I have become, with my partner, a regular customer at Varanda Martin and his staff particularly Hafiz and Noman are without doubt the most attentive and charming waiting staff I have ever come to meet, the smiles, attention and service are beyond reproach. I am from the South East where I am closely involved with the Bangladeshi community and something... More 

3 Thank Ian S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Excellent food and very good value- got the banquet for 2 and was able to change the plain rice for mushroom pilau without a problem. Will definitely use again.

1 Thank claire w
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Happened to get a take a way from here and was pleasantly surprised. The food was really nicely cooked and full of flavour. I got a meat thali (8 course special meat thali), that basically is a banquet for 1, but would easily do two people. As you would guess, the meal is full of meat so defiantly one to... More 

1 Thank Kelvina9
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Happened to be on holiday in the NE England recently and found ourselves staying near Alnwick - found Varanda one evening - ate an excellent meal with brilliant service. Would definitely visit again.

1 Thank HappyBuckinghamshire
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Standards have increasingly slipped here. Ordered a Rogan Josh and rice for takeaway on a weeknight. Rice was dry, clumpy and looked like it had been reheated several times. Chicken in the curry was raw and the sauce itself had that general gone-off taste. Quality might be better on a busy night, but this should not have to be the... More 

5 Thank Lloyd B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-19 Clayport Street, Alnwick NE66 1LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 603278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?