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“A bit of a let down”

The Mahaan - Fine Indian Cuisine
Ranked #68 of 130 Restaurants in Farnham
Price range: US$16 - US$52
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
UK
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A bit of a let down”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

We called in on spec and got a table easily. The food was OK but the service was somewhat poor and a bit slap dash. We had to wait for food and the main course and sides were delivered in two tranches. Waiting staff talked across the table in their own language

  • Visited November 2011
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English first
Farnham
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 23 December 2011

We have eaten many times and have had excellent food and service. we are usually in fairly early in the evening and so cannot comment on service when it get s busy. our experience though is very tasty food served well.

  • Visited October 2011
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3 Thank farnhogals
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Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“One of the Best in Farnham”
Reviewed 3 December 2011

I would like to consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of Indian food, eating out at a variety of different Indian restaurants in Farnham and the surrounding area for many many years.

And the Mahaan is one of the best, I tend to split Indian Restaurants into different categories these days: Contemporary and Traditional.

The contemporary have sleek interiors, and a contemporary look and feel about them with suave music playing as you eat and mood lights lighting the room. Traditional are the a-typical English Indian restaurant with Indian music, Indian awnings and decor with a more rustic feel to it.

The Mahaan is very much a contemporary Indian restaurant, complete with mood-lights, smartly dressed waiters and a sleek contemporary interior that makes it have a very special feel to it.

The food itself is better than your average Indian cuisine served by other restaurants, I believe a bit more thought and dedication proberly goes into the food-making process than other Indian restaurants. Everything I ate on the night (Chicken Vindaloo, Chicken Tikka Starter, Saag Aloo, Keema Naan, Mushroom rice) was cooked very nicely and had that freshness to it that you don't get at alot of Indian restaurants.

Overrall a fantastic experience, and a great evening out.

  • Visited September 2011
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3 Thank Saints_B
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The old credit card trick!!!”
Reviewed 14 November 2011

14 of us dined here (mixed couples). Food good. Service good. Bill came - it was about £40 a head. I collated the money, pocketed it and tried to pay by card - waiter said my card had been declined, gave him another one (just in case) same thing. Obviously they had seen the cash i had collected and wanted that rather than a card - told them there was no way either of my cards should have been declined and 'miraculously' the card then went through OK. Checked with my bank next morning and they had only had the 1 authorisation request - the waiter had obviously been cancelling the transaction at the handset terminal in the hope of receiving the cash instead of a card payment.

Visited June 2011
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Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
348 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
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“Couldn't fault it.”
Reviewed 3 October 2011

Four of us visited the Mahaan on Friday night 30 September. We had heard from many friends how good the food was, and thought we would give it ago. Well we were all very pleased with the whole night. We ordered a large selection of starters and mains and everything was totally brilliant and we could honestly find no faults. The restaurant was not full when we arrived and we hadn't booked a table. By the end of the evening the place was over half full and we left feeling very contented. Having eaten at both the Darjeeling and the Mahann in Farnham I would just like to say that we found the atmosphere better in the Darjeeling but that is not a criticism, just an observation. We would all go back to the Mahaan without any question. One thing I have found with writing reviews is that you will never please everyone all the time but as a small group who went here for an evening out we can only tell you to go and enjoy the evening as we did.

  • Visited September 2011
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