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“Brilliant Concept”
Review of Dabbawal

Dabbawal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Street Food
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: DABBAWAL - UK STREET FOOD PIONEERS All home-cooked, nutritious dishes that feed the body, and comfort the soul. Genuine Mumbai Street Food bringing complete satisfaction to those who want their food freshly prepared, and utterly authentic. True to the metropolitan roots of Mumbai’s dabbawalas, we opened our first restaurant in Newcastle’s city centre, upon the cobbles of High Bridge. Along with authentic dishes, the retro styling of High Bridge creates a cosy cocoon of traditional Mumbai chic.
Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

Love the idea of having tapas size portions to be able to sample a variety of dishes. I dropped into the Highbridge restaurant, lured by the aroma. Watching the chef in the kitchen was quite impressive and the recommended Bhel Puri very tasty as were salmon and chicken tandoori dishes. On the down side, the chap behind the bar didn't seem able to manage his staff without growling at them. A minor point perhaps, but was noteable.

Thank kacarlyon
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

The flavours are always fresh and unusual and the food nicely presented. Service is friendly and efficient. Good, happy but busy atmosphere and central to everything in Newcastle...thanks again

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Thank boppsey
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Been to Dabbawal in newcastle a few times now and keep going back
Simply the best Indian food I've had in a uk restaurant!

The service is always good and they even do great cocktails !

I would recommend the Dabbawal grill for starter and Railway lamb curry simply delicious!

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Thank RMac23
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Don't get me wrong - first time i came here thought food was lovely but took the hubby last night as he'd heard so much about it was wasn't really bowled over!
Presentation was great but the food is a bit more formal and pricey to be called street food.
I had the signature salmon dish, which was delicious but very sickly so couldn't finish it. Hubby had the lamp chops, disappointing there was no sauce as such. but the lamb was cooked perfectly. The onion bahji was soggy and not crispy so a bit of a let down.
Service on the other hand was poor - we waited 10 mins to be seated without being offered a drink or a menu to look at, and when we ordered some more drinks to have with the mains we waited about 15 mins - they had forgot the order so i had to go and ask someone at the bar (after not being able to get anyone's attention for love nor money!). They had forgot what we wanted so had to retake the order.
it was nice but we wont rush back. It was also very rowdy with a big group of men next to us who were swearing constantly - the only time we could hear each other talking was when their tables mains came out and they all went quiet for 2 mins ha ha

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Thank mccreedy100
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Current, contemporary and atmospheric ! Thank goodness we have somewhere that competes with the best curry restaurants to be found in the UK right on our doorstep and in our city centre. Dabbawal offers the most delicious balance of flavours with fresh Indian street food at its heart.
What makes both restaurants unique is that not only is the food delicious but the quality and mixology of the drinks is amazing. The cocktails offered are created using the finest ingredients and the service is very swift. I have never been to an Indian restaurant and had a Lemongrass Collins or a daiquiri served with such precision.
I applaud this restaurant and the levels of service that it offers.
This is a restaurant that will be awarded the highest accolades im sure through the international restaurant guides.

fanatastic?

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1  Thank 303Alex
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