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“Great home-cooked Indian food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Neville's Fine Indian Dining

Neville's Fine Indian Dining
Ranked #164 of 391 Restaurants in Lucerne
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great home-cooked Indian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Great home-cooked food. Owner is part Indian with a parent from Kerala, so you will find a mix of North and South Indian options on the menu. Food was absolutely delicious, and I have high standards for Indian food. Only a few downsides: 1). like many restaurants in Switzerland, the prices are on the high side. I have never spent so much for Indian food, but the plus is the food was home cooked and lacking the over abundance of oil that plagues my experience in most Indian restaurants. 2). Parking is a challenge 3). Had a somewhat long wait time for food. Even after all our party arrived, we waited for almost one hour before appetizers arrived. That said, it is a small, intimate restaurant with good decor, a gracious chef and yummy food. Plusses far outweigh the minuses.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Lucerne, Switzerland
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent, intimate restaurant. Take your time to enjoy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

it's almost like you're not in a restaurant, you're in Neville's dining room and he's cooking for you! Less than 20 seatings, it's starting to get famous in Lucerne so you'd better make a reservation.
He's cooking fresh for you, so you should expect some waiting time... but the result is worth it. Excellent food overall, we've never been disappointed. And a fair share of the menu is for vegetarian, so everybody's happy!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ThomasKBlue
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Karlsruhe
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Authentic non-mughlai Indian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Neville serves great south indian food here. There's also a touch of keralite and chettinad and sri lankan food here. It's all prepared fresh and each dish has its own authentic taste. You do not get the same sauce served with different ingredients. The place is really small (probably about 6 tables) and hence need to book or wait for your table.

Visited May 2013
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Expected more...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

After reading all the great reviews I expected excellent food. My friend and I shared a big starter that was mostly fried and a bit dry. As we were pretty full at that time we decided to share a main dish, which the hostess seemed to be a bit upset about. The service wasn't the most friendly in general and the food took quite some time to arrive, even though it's a small restaurant.

I might give it another go.. but for really good Indian food I think Switzerland just isn't the place (unlike the UK), and you are better off going to other type of restaurants.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 79Nina79
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Cape Coral, Florida
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“cute little restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

We had our lunch at Neville's. I was very surprised, how good it was. It is tiny, the stuff warm and friendly and the food was exellent! I highly recommend this place!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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