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“Go for the food and service!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The New Gurkha - CLOSED

The New Gurkha
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Nepalese
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Go for the food and service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

6 of us booked for fathers day for the buffet and were pleasantly surprised. Do not be put by the shabby exterior. First of all the staff are extremely polite and attentive. The buffet had a commendable variety without being excessive. All the dishes and sundries were all freshly prepared with the quality exceptional. The naan bread was unquestionably this best I have ever tasted. Fantastic!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Ado1970
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Krishdon, Owner at The New Gurkha, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We are very that you had a grate time visiting our restaurant. We hope to see you soon. We look forward to serving you soon
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The New Gurkha Management
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  • English first
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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Damers First School LOVE the Gurkha”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

The New Gurkha is simply a fantastic place to eat. The food is delicious and the staff incredibly helpful. 90 year 1 children from Damers First School agree. Having written stories about Nepal in our literacy lessons, we tentatively asked if we could bring our children along to sample some real Nepalese food. The restaurant said yes... and it turned out to be the best school trip of the year. The children absolutely loved the food (almost as much as the teachers!) As I type this I am awaiting the arrival of a New Gurkha takeaway...mmmm...

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Sally P
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Krishdon, Owner at The New Gurkha, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We are very that you had a grate time visiting our restaurant. We hope to see you soon. We look forward to serving you soon
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The New Gurkha Management
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Truly amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed the night in Dorchester and visited here because of the great reviews and also because we have both traveled around India a lot..
Fantastic service from the head waiter even though we were the only people in there on a quiet Tuesday night, very authentic and freshly cooked Indian food cooked however you like it.
Really can't wait to go back!
Easily the best Indian food we have tasted in the UK!!
TRY IT :-)

Helpful?
1 Thank damogoodwine
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Krishdon, Owner at The New Gurkha, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We are very that you had a grate time visiting our restaurant. We hope to see you soon. We look forward to serving you soon
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The New Gurkha Management
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Dorset
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129 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Very impressive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

I have visited The New Ghurkha a number of times now and have been impressed with the consistency and quality of both service and food. There staff are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble.The buffet is more a quality over quantity affair, although you will never be short of food as the dishes are refilled promptly, and not over-filled to ensure freshness. The authentic starters are most enjoyable, although there is one strange anomaly: chicken nuggets! Get rid of those and replace with the typical quality reflected in the rest of the dishes on offer. Further to the starters are the intermediate dishes such as Dahl and Bombay potatoes. A good selection of mains are available, in varying heats and flavours. To complement these offerings further are a delicious selection of naans.

Look forward to returning again!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank lordjimbob
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Krishdon, Owner at The New Gurkha, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thank you very much for the review. We really appreciate for taking time to write a review. We are happy that you had a happy time and enjoyed dining with us. We hope to serving you soon

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Well worthy of the excellent reviews!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

I thought I would try this place due to the good reviews but have to agree with other reviews here you can be put off by the exterior appearance. Please don't be you won't be disappointed.

I started with the Chicken Chat Puri which was really great and freshly made to suit my taste - highly recommended.

For mains I had the Tandoori Mixed Grill again freshly prepared and I asked for it to be dry and spiced up, this I must say was really tasty but may be needed a touch more heat for me. With this I ordered a hot vegetable curry side portion and a tandoori roti both excellent. A great tasty well presented meal washed down with a few Gurkha lagers.

The New Gurkha is in it's early days (not to be confused with the previous establishment) but well worthy of a visit as the food and eagerness of the staff to please are to be highly recommended.

Thanks Basanta, I hope you continue to build on the solid foundation you have obviously attained.

See you soon.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Boxerdogs1
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Krishdon, Owner at The New Gurkha, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking your time to review our restaurant. We are very happy that you had a good time dining with us and enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to serving you soon

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The New Gurkha Management
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