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“The worst Indian takeaway food I have ever had”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Tiffins Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

Tiffins Restaurant and Bar
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: Fine Indian Cuisine
Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The worst Indian takeaway food I have ever had”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

We have enjoyed indian takeaway and restaurant food for 25 years, and we have never experienced food as bad as this. The chicken used for the chicken shashlik and tikka massala was really dry, I would suggest had been cooked days before, frozen and then defrosted too quickly and then recooked. I had asked for a dry saag paneer and was sent a very sloppy one. The salad was past its best, The paneer naan was not good, not sure what they had done to that. And the raita was not a raita I had ever experienced before and you had to pay for it. We normally get this free at other takeaways. We were told it would be 45 mins and it was an hour and 5 mins which meant the other food I had cooked had to be eaten earlier, so as a group we didn't eat together. Thank goodness I didn't order for all 5 of us! I rang and complained immediately, gave them the opportunity to refund my money but they have chosen not to. Would never use them again and will be advising my friends in Thorpe Bay and Southchurch not to either.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Elaine H
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not very exciting food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

When we arrived in the restaurant at 7.35 pm it was empty which didn't make good impact on me. My wife insisted that we should give it a try as we were quite hungry after spending the whole day going up and down the sea front which we enjoyed very much plus the most exciting fun fare. Unfortunately, the food was tasteless. The presentation was poor. On the whole, we did not enjoy at all. Probably, our selection of food items were not right though the main course was recommended by the only waiter in the restaurant. I don't think I will ever go near this restuarant.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mehta98
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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“It's time for tiffin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

Curry as it should be amazing service, amazing food.... The chicken pakora is the best I have ever tasted, melt in the mouth. We had the buffet, but they cooked the nan to order, and it was scrummy. The selection was great with multiple veg curries too and fab veggie samosas. Only downside... I'm here on a dance weekend and I'm still full from last night's curry. Top place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ab N
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Below Parr”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

The outside of this restaurant looks so inviting and what a disappointment it was! Was contemplating leaving after visiting the unclean ladies loo when I arrived, however, decided to give it a try. The buffet being £10 is by far the most expensive I have been to in this area, was cold, no salad; was provided when asked for. The vegetarian main dishes I had tasted terrible, so I was pleased that the waiter offered to provided me with a curry dish asking me how I liked it - there must have been some confusion as it didn't arrive and when I asked about it I guess he was just asking what I liked - which wasn't the 2 hairs in both of our meals. Beer was flat. My goodness I can't wait to go back to the Taj Mahal in Leigh - this is 7 star in comparison and £2 cheaper. Never again and it's the first time in a long while that I had such a dreadful meal.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank beaniebaby2012
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bedfordshire
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Food excellent, service spot on. Would highly recommend it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Tikka and tandoori dishes were lovely, quite spicy, madras was excellent with a great kick too it. It is well located on a corner so can be easily spotted near traffic lights.
Very reasonably priced with good house wine. 2 people, 2 courses and bottle of wine £45

Visited May 2013
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Thank bojBedfordshire
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