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“Super food, aweful service!”
Review of The Viceroy

The Viceroy
Price range: US$30 - US$51
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
North Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Super food, aweful service!”
Reviewed 21 May 2009

The other visit to Hartley Whitney this year was very successful so I was very keen to try this restaurant, especially as it has won awards in the 'Good food guide'.
The welcome was rather cold and a little disorganised for a large party who had pre-booked. Raita and Mango chutney were very watery but the garlic pickle was a nice twist, the lime pickle was out of this world! There was a great list of specials which all came with pilau rice for £7.95, the Bangladeshi fish looked like a tempting option. The food served here was exceptional it was the service that let down the evening. Highlights of the dishes sampled were the Chicken Dhansak, beautifully spiced and sour. Lemon rice, Bhindi Bhajee and all the nans are well worth a try! Madras was superb, hot and warming. What a shame especially for the Chef who's food was impeccable because unfortunately the front of house service was terrible, it took a long time to finally place our order then when the waiter finally appeared with a pen and pad he walked away in the middle of ordering, then when the plates came I was pushed out of the way!
Left feeling a little bemused, with such fantastic food, how can you get front of house so wrong??

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rogerandout
1 review
“Best from miles apart.”
Reviewed 20 April 2009

went there the other night for a sit in with my wife.found the experience different to other indian restaurants,the staff were very attentive towards us,it was a busy night for them,above all the food was excellent,try the chicken rezzala,cant recomend highly enough.decor,service,food and atmosphere is excellent.try for your selfs highly recomended.

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Fleet
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great food”
Reviewed 8 February 2009

It had been years since I had a truely decent Indian meal; the Viceroy in Hartley Wintney restored my faith in Indian cooking. The restaurant is a modern and clean, the staff are always polite, welcoming and attentive and above all, the food is excellent; whether you eat in or takeaway. I highly recommend it.

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“Went there the other night, with some friends on a Friday. Waited an hour and a half for the main course !! Of the...”
Reviewed 4 March 2008

Went there the other night, with some friends on a Friday.
Waited an hour and a half for the main course !! Of the four main dishes ordered, we complained about two, of them one had very little lamb in the korma, which was promptly replaced, and the other was a chicken dish, with very tough chicken.
Shame really, as overall it is a good restaurant, but they overstretched themselves this time. (Alot of takeaways) We refused to pay the full amount for the bill, so 25% was taken off. You need to complain if it is not right.

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