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“Unusual location, but very good food”
Review of Cinnamon Lounge

Cinnamon Lounge
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Dunchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Unusual location, but very good food”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

The Cinnamon Lounge has the distinction of being the second Indian restaurant in Dunchurch. Its rival, Omars, is just across the way, and while it is surprising that two such restaurants can thrive in such a small place, so far it seems that both are doing well.

Omars, the larger of the two, has been in its present location for many years, while the Cinnamon Lounge was a new addition in 2011. Hopefully the rivalry will spur both on to great achievements as both are good restaurants deserving success.

The Cinnamon Lounge is at first difficult to spot, occupying the upper floor of Dunchurch Working Men's club. Once inside though it's clean, modern, well fitted out and a nice enough place to be. It still has a feeling of 'newness' to it, and its staff are always friendly and polite.

The food is excellent - we've been several times and always been pleased. Jalfrezi dishes are superb as are the biryanis. Karahi chicken is another speciality here, although we've never had anything bad. During my most recent visit, there was a large party booked in who had insisted on loud, booming music to accompany. This was pretty painful, and while not exactly the restaurant's fault, it would be nice to think that they don't plan to do this very often.

Bear in mind the Cinnamon Lounge is quite small, so it's a good idea to book if you are planning to bring a large party. At the time of writing, the restaurant offers two-for-one on main courses on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, and therefore represents very good value for money.

  • Visited December 2011
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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“Mixed Reviews”
Reviewed 19 November 2011

This is a new venture which has been created in the upstairs room of Dunchurch Working Mens Club which one would think does,nt make you want to rush out and book a meal without some sort of recommendation! However, on the first Saturday night that we went we had to queue for a table at 7.00pm. ! Sounded promising! Our first impression was of .... Dunchurch Working Mens Club ....with the ambience to suit, - loud , reverberating and extremely busy. Upon receiving our meal from a very helpful and polite staff we understood just why it was busy. The meal was beautiful - very different from the usual Indian food, much nicer. However, the noise was unbearable and we left soon after finishing our meal. We gave it a second chance last Thursday and the restaurant was quite empty but the friendly service and the quality remained. Our review: Give it a go, but not at weekends!

  • Visited November 2011
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4 Thank BasilFawlty504102
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