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“Worst rushed service”

Darjeeling Restaurant
Ranked #57 of 132 Restaurants in Farnham
Price range: US$45 - US$45
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We always used to go to the Darjeeling in Farnham as it was always the best curry house in town. Once the Mahaan opened we favoured this as it was a little more contemporary.
Having given the 'darj' another go this weekend I can only say never again..
It was 9 on a sunday evening but figuring they would not be shutting til half ten we thought we had plenty of time.
The waiter had shown us to a table and barely had we time to sit down that he asked us our drink order. Once he had hovered for a time and we ordered wine, as he left barking popadums? We perused the menu.
Within 3 minutes he wanted our food order but we managed to squeeze a couple of minutes.
After ordering the food turned up quickly which was nice (but we were the only customers in the building)
Whilst awaiting the food there was a waiter in the background constantly trying to loosen something in his throat, which was off putting at best!!
Having barely finished our food the hacking waiter was constantly hovering waiting to take the plates......... Which made me all the slower!
I was seriously considering having a dessert just to keep the staff onsite for a while!
Safe to say that my wife and I will not be returning to the Darjeeling.

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1  Thank Nick T
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Vegetarian dishes were just slop in that any whole vegetable had been pulverised so you could not recognise it.

1  Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We visited the Darjeeling early one Friday night. On arrival, we were ushered towards our table with no more than a grunt. We were quite dumbfounded by this, but decided to stay and give the place the benefit of the doubt.
The surroundings are pleasant enough but unfortunately it in no way makes up for the terrible service. We were served by four people across the course of the evening and unfortunately only one of them even cracked a smile. Generally, the staff came across as rude and dismissive and could certainly do with undertaking some customer service training.
The food was ok, but nothing special. The draught beer didn't taste quite right either.
Unfortunately, we won't be visiting again.

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1  Thank MortimerUk
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

The food is tasty and the service great. The ambience is open and the place is alive. Never disappoints...

Thank Ravensleigh
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We ate here for the first time on a Friday night. Restaurant looked clean and inviting.
Starters arrived and were good as were the poppadoms. But all four of us were disappointed with our main courses. For Indian food it was bland and all dishes tasted pretty much the same. We found the service to be lacking and had to ask for drinks etc at least twice. Found it to be expensive for what we got and wouldn't recommend or return.

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