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“TAKE AWAY TERRIBLE!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zafflong

Zafflong
Ranked #221 of 305 Restaurants in Durham
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
durham city
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“TAKE AWAY TERRIBLE!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

Being local to this restaurant I often get a take away. NEVER AGAIN!
I ordered garlic chicken and chicken tikka massala, the meal was shocking. The 'chicken' tasted weird....my husband rinsed the sauce off the meat and it was black in colour....I can't even imagine what it was? not chicken though. I wanted to through up.Won't be back ever!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank michelle b
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  • English first
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English first
Spain
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266 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Good Indian Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

I was recommended this restaurant by another contributor, three of us went tonight, and had a good meal.

Tuesday is obviously a quiet night, and although the take away did a brisk trade for most of the evening we were the only ones in the restaurant.

The service was first class and the waiter very polite and informative, the starters were good as was the choice of pickles with the poppadoms, though my Pakora was a little dry.

The main course was excellent, and the mushroom pilau was the best I have tasted in ages.

The coffee let it down though, very underwhelming, but all told a good find and we would go again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yorky201024
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Durham
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great food - reasonably priced!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Although often quiet, it is the best place in Durham to dine on Indian cuisine. The menu is not as wide as say the Spice Lounge, but the service s better, and the food is certainly first class. There's plenty of space and time allocated to diners, and a 'cheaper' nights to suit a limited budget (Thursday and Sunday).
Because it's away from the hussle and bustle of the city centre, you can almost guarentee a table on turning up 'ad hoc'. The family owners provide a warm welcome and have worked hard to improve their restaurant and reputation.
I would recommend this to anyone wishing to dine alone, as a couple or a family, the food is fabulous and the staff will go the extra mile to ensure your experience is a good one.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cortabroad
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Durham, United Kingdom
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449 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

Unsure what to expect as I'd purchased a Groupon deal for 2 to dine for £12, consisting of 2 starters and 2 mains (exc rice and sundry items). Upon arrival you can see the building is half pub half restaurant which is great as you get the full choice of beers, wines and spirits and of course soft drinks for those drivers amongst us. We were greeted by friendly staff who remained attentive throughout our meal without being overbearing. Clearly a popular haunt with locals as we were the only ones there at 7.30 but by 9 there were many diners present. The starters of lamb tikka and tandoori mixed kebab were well presented and absolutely delicious, the staff asked prior to serving our main course to ensure we were ready. The mains of lamb karai and chicken tikka sag palak (not served with a sauce like korma or masala) were absolutely gorgeous and I believe this to be one of the best Indian meals I've had the pleasure of tasting. The service is outstanding, so don't hesitate in paying this little gem of a restaurant a visit if in the area.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SharonJT67
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Durham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A tasty curry in cosy surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

This former Scottish & Newcastle public house is now half pub and half Indian restaurant, and what a transformation. As 2 separate entities, the restaurant is tasteful and welcoming, and the staff are attentive and helpful. We had a Thursday night special and it was a real bargain, all washed down with a couple of pints of Indian lager. I'd highly recommend this place, and it is in walking distance from Gilesgate/Belmont. I hope to visit again very soon.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob1971
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