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The Old Library

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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Reviewed 20 November 2020 via mobile

These guys go above and beyond to serve really great food. I have visited a few times in the past, and had a couple of takeaways during lockdown and its always been so tasty. I really recommend anyone who hasn't tried their culinary delights yet........More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 9 October 2020

We had a delicious takeaway from The Old Library this evening on the last day of our short trip to Ashburton. The Braised North African lamb was melt in the mouth and huge portions with yummy vanilla cheesecake to follow. Love the biodegradable packaging too....More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

Delicious food - had breakfast very filling and reasonably priced - Had to sit outside due to Covid but seating available Good choice on menu

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday and the food was amazing! King prawns to die for, pan fried with garlic and chilli. The katsu curry both chicken and tofu were delicious! Worth the detour into the small village of Ashford. Friendly knowledgeable staff completed the experience.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 28 August 2020

Takeaway tonight for three hungry people certainly didn't disappoint! I went for the braised North African lamb, entirely delicious, beautifully cooked and fell apart like Bonnie Tyler did every now and then. The entire dish was bejewelled with plump, juicy apricots bringing a perfect sweetness....More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

Had our first takeaway from here and it was amazing!!! From the beginning initial phone call to the pick up, service was superb. We had the African lamb which was the best ever tasted and the Katsu Tofu curry which was gorgeous. No plastic in...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 July 2020

We had 2 brilliant takeaways on Saturday. Beautifully cooked, imaginative and well packaged. We will definitely be ordering again.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 26 July 2020

Tell em again Lindog Lynda the goat waitress Awesome bird Mad love to the lyndog mandem Lash queen 👸

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 25 July 2020

We had a take away meal for 6 on Saturday for my son Tom's birthday. The meal we truly amazing, cooked to perfection. I can't thank Joe and Amy for putting together an exceptional banquet for us and for making the night truly special.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 17 July 2020

We had a fantastic Thai belly pork takeaway as the restaurant can’t take diners at the moment. The ordering process worked really well and the food was ready at the time we specified. It was also artfully packaged and the owners very friendly. Really hope...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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    The Old Library is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5