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“Great meal, great value.”
Review of India House - CLOSED

India House
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Having read other reviews on Trip Advisor I wanted to add a comment about India House. We were in Dover for the evening and looked on Trip Advisor for restaurant recommendations. We chose India House and had a great time. The staff were really friendly and helpful. We were left alone to talk with friends - which we clearly wanted to do, and were not rushed through ordering or eating our meal. We had vegetarian and non vegetarian meals and the food was very good.Each meal was really tasty and overall the value was excellent. If you're after reasonably priced, great meal
I'd highly recommend it.

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Thank CBG43
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We were initially drawn by an open window view which is unusual for Indian restaurants - it looked 'less traditional', more contemporary from the outside. Immediately inside, I couldn't help but notice the grubby red carpet which quite clearly hadn't been hoovered in many a day and definitely hadn't been properly cleaned since the new owner took over relatively recently - first impressions really count - and it wasn't good. However, reassured by a high 'scores on the doors' certificate from the local council regarding cleanliness of the kitchen, and encouraged by my 'starving' husband, I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt.

In the end we both agreed, this restaurant is not up to scratch and is nowhere near as good as the 'Light of India' (sadly now closed for the supposed 'Dover regeneration' scheme) - attention to detail, cleanliness, prompt customer service is simply not there. Cheap cutlery, dirty serving trolley, dirty carpet, staff pleasant but not properly trained - it really wasn't the best I'm afraid. Food was okay, price was reasonable - if you're looking for an 'okay' Indian then this will pass but if you're looking for somewhere' really nice' for a really good experience, then we suggest you look elsewhere - as will we.

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2  Thank BarryMOF
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We only use India house now for takeaway. Food quantity is good enough for us two, always hot even after the drive home, tastes are great - some other takeaways in the town don't come close. We have just discovered their Banquet option which is very appealing and good value for money. We'll be back, Yum!

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Thank sjy8108
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

So glad to have found India House! Have eaten there several times since relocating to Dover after 25 years abroad and can honestly say the food is always excellent, freshly cooked and plentiful - in fact we can never get through the full Banquet Night menu and always have to take a substantial amount home! Everything we've tried has been delicious and the lamb dishes particularly so - really good quality lean melt-in-the-mouth tender meat! They also do a fine paratha, second only to my own! Service is always friendly and considerate - the only thing that definitely could be improved upon is the music...how about some Indian music?

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1  Thank Corinne53
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stumbled on India House back in January and have since returned 3 times.
The service is very good from all staff especially the young lady.
If there is something you want that isn't on the menu they will do there best to do it for you.
The standard of the food is excellent, presented well and very tasty.
The chef makes a point of coming out to see you and check that his food is to your liking which I think is a really nice touch.
There will certainly be a 4th visit and hopefully more after that!

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Thank JFC01
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