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“Fabulous food, great atmosphere and lovely staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Indian Tree

Indian Tree
Ranked #23 of 66 Restaurants in Ringwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Fine dining Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, great atmosphere and lovely staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Back at the caravan near Ringwood this weekend as we continue our quest to try out all the eateries in the area and we weren't disappointed with this find. Ringwood has four or five Indian restaurants and this looked nice from the outside and parking was easy - that was all there was to our choice on Friday evening, well that, and the fact that it could accommodate us, at half seven on a Friday without having booked. The place itself is quite dark upon first impressions but we were at the back where there is a complete wall with a water and light feature which changes colour and that provides a nice feel to the place. There were lots of empty tables when we arrived but half an hour later and it was buzzing and completely full so we timed it just right! This also meant that we had heaps of lovely staff running around after us and our orders were taken quickly and the food was being cooked before the heavy rush. After the usual poppadoms and chutneys, we both opted against starters and went straight for mains - good job too, the portions were huge! My husband went for his favourite chicken dupiaza with plain rice and a keema nan and I chose their special mixed tandoori grill which was a mix of dry chicken and lamb tikka, tandoori king prawn and a lamb sheek kebab - served with what they called aubergine and potato crisps. I had imagined this would be a garnish type of thing with thin crispy slices like you buy in the pack of veg crisps, however it was more like thinly battered thicker slices of aubergine and potato - to be honest, I left half of them but only because I had also ordered an aubergine and spinach side dish and a lentil dahl and I couldn't possibly have waded through that lot esp as it was also served with a salad. I did try these crisps but apart from the top layer of the stack, they were a bit soggy - being a bit of a cook myself, I know aubergine can go soggy if fried and this couldn't be helped. Next time I would order the ordinary tandoori grill without the extra bits. The side dishes were excellent however but again, huge amounts so we ended up leaving quite a lot of food and in particular, I think we barely ate a quarter of the nan. The food was delicious, really well presented, with a wide range of nice sounding specials along with the usual favourites - they did offer us puds and even they were more interesting than the normal run of the mill Indian restaurant type desserts - perhaps if we order less on the mains next time, we may try one. Throughout our time there the staff were smashing - very friendly and attentive. The prices were good, as you'd expect for an Indian restaurant of this quality - it was possibly cheaper than the same back home but then they are in a holiday area and have lots of competition literally within yards, so they probably couldnt charge more and survive! With those portion sizes, it was definitely good value and you would expect to pay more for such plentiful outstanding food. They even do a special bargain set menu on Wednesdays and Sundays which means you could potentially order your normal favourites and if you chose carefully, you'd get your normal food at a fraction of the price on those days. Even though we are on a mission to try lots of places and there are lots of Indian restaurants to try in Ringwood, we will mark this one down as a winner and will definitely return.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Spice up your night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

My cousin was visiting from Bristol and wanted a curry hence this visit. As always the greeting was warm and welcoming and service faultless. The food oh my! I fancied a change from the regular and went for MADHURI CHICKEN. Tender juicy pieces of chicken in a wonderful flavoursome sauce with spices visible such as cinnamon bark. Just gorgeous. I know what I'm having next time!

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Superb visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Wednesday is a special menu day with any starter, main course, rice or naan bread, then coffee or vanilla icecream.

A meal for 4 with a mix of soft drinks, juices and beers was £95.

Lovely meal, fantastic service and the chefs are more than happy to reduce or increase the heat rating of dishes ordered.

The atmosphere is restful and the restaurant andntoilets are clean.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

One of the best Indian restaurants in the vicinity, I have never had a bad meal here. The staff is attentive, the table linen and cutlery always pristine and the food is excellently spiced and presented. Great value for money too, especially Banquet night on Wednesdays.
The portions are large - those of you with smaller appetites, you have been warned!! Don't let it put you off though, you can always take what you don't eat home.

  • Visited May 2014
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good curry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We have now eaten here on many occasions and have never had a bad meal. The food is good quality and always served with a helpfull attitude.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for authentic Indian cuisine at reasonable prices.

Visited May 2014
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