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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

Would not order again chips over cooked about 3 times food was horrible and water coming from food had some Indian in my time but this was the worst

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

Went for a family meal, was told it was close to closing time but they'd serve us. However, they kept rushing for us to order, and when the food turned up it was almost thrown on the table, they were obviously trying to hurry us...along. The food was unattractive, as if they'd emptied the top layer of the bin. One of our party ordered a vegetarian dish, another ordered a chicken dish. They were identical with the exception of a couple of chicken strips across the top of one plate. Staff were rude, pushy, and not what I'd have expected from a small restaurant. We may have southern accents, but we live in the North East and have done for many years. Therefore don't assume we're just visitors and it doesn't matter what you serve us, it should and does matter. Suffice to say, we're not planning another visit and nor will we recommend it to anyone else. If this is your idea of fine Indian cuisine, my advice is to travel a little and compare standards.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 16 September 2020

Recently visited on a Friday evening for a meal. The restaurant is based in the Newcastle House Pub. I have to say Covid precautions were really good, and I felt safe. You go in via pub entrance and hand sanitiser is there, and you are...met by someone. To the left is a really nice, well decorated bar area which we did go in after our meal. To the right is a room, with a bar in that is the Indian restaurant. Although all tables were well placed and socially distanced, the room is really tired looking and in my opinion shabby, particularly in comparison with the other room. Drinks are served by the pub and you are billed separately for them which isn't a problem. Both the staff from the bar/hotel and the restaurant were polite, friendly and followed covid secure guidelines. The food in the Indian restaurant was ok and wasn't overpriced, service was good, and staff were friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

We decided to have a bank holiday takeaway during our one night stay in Rothbury. We placed the order over the phone and were told it would be ready in 25 minutes. My husband went to collect and was told to wait outside until it...was ready which was understandable given the current pandemic. He waited and was disappointed to see that someone who came after him was given her takeaway first. He asked again and was told it would be arriving shortly. He was asked to pay (which he had to remind the member of staff he had already done so on arrival). In total he waited outside for thirty minutes. We would have completely understood as it was a busy bank holiday however no apology was given. Food was average. We wont be rushing back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020

Moved to the Newcastle house but still the same food. All Covid restrictions in place with both the hotel staff who serve the drinks and the Village Tandoori team who serve the food. Both friendly tems serving good ale and a very enjoyable Indian meal....Will definately return in the future.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020

Located in the Newcastle House Hotel in Rothbury it is easy to find and lots of parking available on street. Covid measures were all in place and it felt safe. Once seated the drinks are served by someone from the hotel bar, and you are...billed separately for these. This is not a problem and service was very friendly and efficient from all the staff. The food was excellent, we had a Naga chicken, a chicken dish with mint (can't remember the name, but mine was served Madras hot) . If you like Naan bread you are in for a real treat, our Peshwari Naan was light, fluffy and tasty and the best one we have ever eaten. All together a great dining experience - thanks to all the staff and we will be back again when in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 July 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is now based in The Newcastle House. We went for a curry earlier, fantastic service, food was of a high standard. COVID19 regulations appear to be strictly adhered to, would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020 via mobile

Stayed in Rothbury and fancied a midweek curry fix. Found the take away menu in our holiday cotttage and thought we'd give it a go. Called and placed my order, food was ready an hour later. Really tasty, fresh and certainly hit the mark. I...had a lamb vindaloo, this was superb along with coconut rice and all the sides. Highly recommend this restaurant for take away.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

Have to say that this is one of the best tandoori restaurants I’ve ever been to. There is a varied menu and every time we have been the food has been excellent. Their chicken tikka garlic mushroom starter is a must

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 December 2019

I almost missed this gem. I read the recent reviews which were terrible, it was only when I realised that all the bad reviews were from one group on one night that i decided to give it a go. You have to buy your drink...from the pub downstairs but that was no hardship. The staff were very friendly and the service was good, We had a great assortment of food, it was all served piping hot and was absolutely delicious. Ignore the negative comments and give this place a try - you won't be disappointedMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2019

The food is fantastic and the family who run this place are lovely. We often visit Rothbury and the trip wouldn’t be complete without a curry from this place. I can be fussy , and I love Indian food. The Jal Jul is probably the...best curry I’ve had. My partner has had a variety of dishes over the years and we have never had a complaint. It’s located above a pub which is a little dated. And the decor of the restaurant is also old fashioned. But don’t judge this place on that. It has a high level of repeat customers and for me that says it all. The only other point to make is that they don’t serve alcohol, however you can grab something from the bar and take it up. Has never bothered us. In summary, get over the decor and enjoy an amazing traditional dish.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 20 November 2019 via mobile

So this place is like stepping back in time Cold, dirty and dated The manager or who ever he was needs a personality transplant You don’t demand paying customers to order a minimum amount Just because you’re the only curry house for miles you can...treat customers the way you did ! Top tips from someone who’s worked in the hospitality all over the world for 12 years 1: Clean the place and bring it back into the present day standards even with a lick of paint 2: Don’t go barking you’re orders what we can order , a car sales person wouldn’t say no you can’t have a fiesta you must have a Volvo 3: smile ,seat and greet your paying guests, you and your staff are here to serve that is the professional you have chosen Last of all I’m not one for leaving negative reviews, but this is true reflection for this place who ever disagrees must have poor standards Avoid at all costMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 17 November 2019

As a party of 16 we had pre booked a table. On arrival the venue had a poor odour and old decor but after recommendations we thought we'd still give it a try. Whilst looking through the menu we asked for poppadoms and pickles to...be told we'd get them once we'd ordered. When trying to order we were then told we couldn't order a meal to share!! The arrogant manager then informed us it was only worth his while if we ordered a curry plus 2 sides EACH. Never in my life have I been told what I'm allowed to order. Big money lost.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

I am absolutely appalled. This so called restaurant is awful. On entering the pub on the ground floor the smell was horrendous, damp and dirty with decor to match. A smile from the gentleman behind the bar would have been nice too or maybe a...few polite people skills wouldn't have gone amiss. The smell of the glass in which the drink was served was also one to be desired! We headed upstairs to the Indian Restaurant and asked for popadoms and pickles whilst we perused the menu only be told "No, you can't have these until you've ordered your food" When asked why, the waiter replied "because that's what I've been told, sorry" Two of our guests wished to share one main dish with two rice dishes, one naan bread and chips and they were refused this order. When we asked why, we were then told every person had to have a main dish each and two side dishes each to make it worth their while. Make it worth their while, there were 17 of us dining! I have never been to a restaurant where the waiter/manager tells you what you have to eat and in total honesty I was lost for words! I've never experienced anything like it. The waiter/manager/owner (he couldn't decide what his role was) was the most rude and ill-mannered man I have ever had the displeasure of meeting and how he spoke to my mother in law was disgusting, dismissing her like a child. I would not recommend this place at all and I'm surprised that this place is open. The 17 of us left the restaurant without eating, without finishing our drinks and can safely say none of us would recommend or ever return to this place!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

I'm not an expert on Indian food but whilst as a restaurant it's not the greatest in terms of style and decor, it's clean and tidy and the food is very good. So don't be put of by its looks, try the food and you...won't be disappointed. If you want a better environment, take the food home as it's a takeaway too!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4