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“A sad decline”

Indus Tandoori Restaurant
Ranked #106 of 449 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$33
Cuisines: Indian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
cheltenham
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A sad decline”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

I have been going to the Indus with my family for some years now. I love the decor, it's like an alladins cave especially at Christmas ans always a high light of the festive period for us.
this time it just didn't click,the food was not up to the usual standard. Mine was a mixture of left overs re heated in a sauce, my wife's prawn shazlik was burnt to a cinder.
The waiters were, without being to rude, "odd" not rude but laking in social skills you normally expect in a restaurant,the experience was a bit unnerving and we just wanted to leave as soon as possible.
The standard has dropped and we sadly won't be returning

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Usual High Standard”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Visited with a party of 7 on New Years Day. A good end to the Christmas break.
Have been on several occasions and have never been disappointed. Consistently good food in a relaxed atmosphere with attentive and helpful staff.

  • Visited January 2014
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Went for a friends birthday! We hadn't said it was their birthday but the waiters picked up on it and gave us a cake and a birthday card after we had eaten! Amazing!! The food was lovely and the staff were really attentive! Definitely recommend this place!

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Feilding, New Zealand
1 review
“Lovely place”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Been to the Indus a few times now and never been disappointed. Our food was quite spicy so know what you are choosing! Portions are generous and the staff v attentive.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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Cheltenham
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Solid performer but no longer outstanding”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Indus used to be excellent, but more recently it has dropped its quality back a bit.

The atmosphere is good and the service is generally excellent, though at busy times the waiting staff are visibly stressed. Food is tasty and authentic, though I have a suspicion that many of the recipes start with the same basic sauce as the variation between dishes is not too great.

Overall, it's a solid performer, but is not the outstanding restaurant it once was.

Visited June 2013
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