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“Disappointed, take-away not up to restaurant standard.”
Review of Moshan Box Dinner

Moshan Box Dinner
Ranked #167 of 449 Restaurants in Swindon
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Berkshire, UK
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Disappointed, take-away not up to restaurant standard.”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

This is the first time we have used the take-away from Moshan having been to the restaurant on several occasions. We were disappointed. The food was definitely not up to the standard that we have had from the restaurant, in fact one meal was so salty that it was thrown away not even a quarter finished. It has even put us off going back to the restaurant. Such a shame, the restaurant food has been consistently good, we've even had family celebrations there, but the take-away was definitely nothing to celebrate.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Could be great with a little tweaking”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Although Moshan have had their main restaurant running for a while now (just round the corner from this takeaway only outlet), my first experience of their food was with the Curry Goat 'Box Dinner' option.

The curry was well made and felt authentic, but although I'd made it very clear when ordering that my preference was for it to be 'as hot as you can make it', it was actually rather bland. The spicing flavour was there but the chili heat I'd been hoping for just didn't materialise.

My partner had the Jerk Chicken Breast meal and said that it was 'OK' but nothing overly special. We both felt that the portion sizing was noticeably small for virtually £9.00 per box, and while the Jamaican style Lamb Patties we also ordered were very nice, they were again a little expensive at almost £2.00 each for what were essentially small pasties.

The concept at Moshan Box Dinner is great and the food is definitely good quality, it's just let down by a feeling that you're not getting value for money and that specifications for levels of heat are agreed but then seemingly ignored.

Hopefully these less positive aspects can be tweaked and improved as the new venture is a worthwhile addition to Old Town's currently thriving ethnic food scene.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank MrBlackwell
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ungenerous portions”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Have used the takeaway service twice now and both times been disappointed.

The portions are somewhat small for the steep price - plenty of rice but not a lot of meat or sauce. The food itself is OK but nothing amazing.

I'm pained to write this as I love Caribbean food and was pleased to see a takeaway open up in Old Town. Delivery was quick though.

Anyway it's a new service and hopefully things will improve.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank YumeKenzo72
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Truely outstanding! ”
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

We had a bit of a down fall with couple of items not being available and they dont deliver to SN25.
After we collected the food, we were outstanded by the quality and quantity of food! And at a reasonable price. We will definitely order again.

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1 Thank Rosanna W
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