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“Disappointing”
Review of Curry Lounge - CLOSED

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Curry Lounge
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 17 January 2013 via mobile

The food is overpriced and tasteless. I picked up a menu when the place opened at 5 pm, there were no guests inside, but the staff were friendly and the restaurant looked clean and warm. About an hour later we ordered from the take away menu - the order took almost an hour to arrive from about 3 miles away.chicken jalfrezi tasted exactly the same as the chicken balti - of nothing. The food did not even smell spicy let alone taste of spices. The garlic naans although big and looked nice, were tasteless and greasy. The portion of chips were frozen style skinny chips - but were greasy and cold. A Friday night treat we will never repeat.

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English first
Douglas, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Avoid this restaurant overpriced starters that you have to search for on the plate.”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Avoid this restaurant overpriced starters that you have to search for on the plate, and the service was terrible.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Peter J
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Returned within 2 days”
Reviewed 25 July 2012

Had a great meal in this restaurant, so good that I returned two evenings after for a repeat.
BYO drink policy helps with the choice and costs. Staff very knowledgeable about the food and Abdul a real charmer !

Would have given 5 star except for soggy popadoms and sparce dips

Will be back for a third visit next year

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Norman G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth the effort”
Reviewed 21 July 2012 via mobile

As a local on the island and a curry lover from birth!! I must say that our experience at the Curry Lounge was a hige dissapointmnent.
When we got to the restaurant, wewere greeted by a waiter who looked like he was ready to attack us with a chainsaw, so miserable. We thought lets bypass that and see what else was on offer. No such luck. The food was badly presented and equally tasteless aswell.
No wine or beer to wash it down as there was no on liscense, truly a night wasted.

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1 Thank rra11
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Douglas, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“We may have been unlucky of course....”
Reviewed 20 June 2012

This may seem a slightly odd review for a restaurant, as my girlfriend and I didnt even get as far as eating.

We attempted to eat at The Curry Lounge at 6pm on saturday 29th April 2012. We hadnt booked, thinking that that early would be ok. We were predictably the only people there, and on asking for a table we were met with a pretty distasteful attitude. 3 staff went into a huddle as we stood there and they couldnt decide for a few minutes if they could accomodate us or not.

They grudgingly decided that they could but that the table would need to be free by 7.45pm. Fair enough. They then sat us on a miserable table, right by the door. Another few minutes passed before an even more miserable waiter presented us with a hugely unimpressive menu. I enquired that as we were the only diners in the restaurant could we move to a table away from the door. This was met with very obvious unhappiness at which point I decided that I'd rather eat my own flesh than stay in such an appalling place a moment longer.

The welcome in The Curry Lounge was cold as indeed was the restaurant. The decor was dull and dreary and unwelcoming like the staff, and as an added bonus the frosted glass in the windows cleverly managed to block out ALL the scenery. A cute move when you are located right on the seafront.

I can't comment on the food, but guess that it must be utterly magnificent to make up for all the other shortcomings.

  • Visited April 2012
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