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“It really used to be a mill!”
Review of Qarma

Qarma
Ranked #3 of 107 Restaurants in Leek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$32
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Bangladeshi, Street Food
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Multi Award winning Restaurant - Voted Top 10 in the UK, best in West Midlands, best in Staffordshire, voted for by the public, voted for by celebrities, MP's and diplomats and also by other chefs within the industry as being one of the finest establishments in the country.Qarma is a restaurant situated in an old mill. It is hidden from general view - the advantage being it is the only restaurant in Leek with it'sown car parking.Inside - we have seating capacity for 170 people. We have a lounge area that seats approximately 40people for you to peruse the menu before odering or relax with a cup of chai after your meal.We also cater for people with physical disabilities - not like others!
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Approaching the Qarma, the building looked just like a mill. Once inside, we realised that that is what it used to be, and the same high ceilings were still there. Surprisingly, this actually added to the atmosphere and ambiance.

The menu is very extensive and, while there are the old favourites of Madras and Vindaloo for the unreformed neanderthals, there were a number of dishes which I hadn't previously come across. Neither my wife nor I eat meat and the vegetarian section was one of the best we have come across.

We both had starters and mains washed down with a more than drinkable house red. On their web site they modestly proclaim that they believe that they are the "best Bangladeshi & Indian restaurant in Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Peak Districts, the Midlands and even the UK!!" Now, whilst the latter two may be stretching it a bit, we certainly intend to make a return visit when next in the area.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Went to Qarma for a work colleagues leaving meal. About 10 of us and the service was prompt and efficient, didn't have to wait long for food (or even a drink!)

The standard of food on offer was very good, from the poppadums and chutney, to the main course and Naan, it was all good value for money, highly recommended.

1  Thank Blakesnore
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We dropped in early midweek with our toddler after reading trip advisor reviews. It hit the spot on every level!!

Immediately you know you're in for something a bit special when you see the decorative colonial interior and you are shown to some squishy leather sofas to view the menu. It felt like sitting in a hotel lounge.

The waiters were friendly and informative. The menu is extensive, and interesting. We asked for some help to choose a starter and my main, both recommendations were spot on.

Poppadoms hot, chutneys not just your bog standard four options. Lovely!
They then brought over a starter each (spicy banana pancake) rather than just the one we ordered. Delicious!

Main course were fresh, succulent, hot, very tasty. The waiter asked if he bring our toddler her own meal, - something mild. We didn't mind this at all. She loved the chicken korma they brought over. She loved all the attention and banter they had with her.
They brought her an ice cream and later a lollipop too. I was then given a rose with our complimentary chocolates.
All fabulous little touches that made for a splendid meal. Highly recommend. We'll definitely come by again if in the area.

2  Thank Convictoria
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QarmaLeek, Manager at Qarma, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Really appreciate the again and feedback and so glad you enjoyed it - hopefully see you again and we promise to try and deliver even more than last time!

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Went tonight with five friends for a long overdue catchup. The food was superb and the staff were lovely, we had a complimentary starter and a baileys at the end. Excellent value for money, comfortable surroundings and e wine is good too. Very enjoyable night out

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3  Thank Gal50
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I have lived less than half a mile from this restaurant for 5 years without visiting it until tonight and following my visit I feel I have been missing a great eatery! I ordered the Goan chicken speciality and it was deliciously authentic. I am not a huge fan of Indian food but this was great,unusual food cooked with passion and flare. The menu choice was very extensive with contemporary,surprising options. It was very well priced and the service was excellent.

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