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The Gurkha Kitchen

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Indian, Nepali
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164 Heavitree Rd | ., Exeter EX1 2LZ, England
+44 1392 411344
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wow, Fabulous.

We were looking for an Indian, so we picked the Gurkha Kitchen for an evening meal, based on Tripadvisor reviews and ratings. Simply presented and unassuming premises, a short walk from the Cathedral and town centre. Staff were friendly and welcoming, the food was well presented and very tasty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Graham S
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were looking for an Indian, so we picked the Gurkha Kitchen for an evening meal, based on Tripadvisor reviews and ratings. Simply presented and unassuming premises, a short walk from the Cathedral and town centre. Staff were friendly and welcoming, the food was well presented and very tasty. Had an excellent lamb dish in particular, stunning rich deep flavours.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food at the Gurkha Kitchen is superb and the service is too: friendly and efficient. Its location is inauspicious - nestled between two main roads, an estate agent and the back end of an old folks’ home - but once inside, it's easy to forget. The welcome is friendly, but not "hey! I'm your new best friend" friendly, which... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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282 reviews 282 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Living around the corner from the Gurkha Kitchen, we don't visit as often as we might. That's a big mistake as the food is really very good.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Although we were sat by the door, our experience on our visit was very good. We got there after reserving a table over the phone just 30 minutes before arrival at 7 PM. By 7:30 PM the place was full, and we could tell why. The food was plentiful, hot and tasty. Well presented and not too long coming. Look... More 

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Harwich
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115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

As a visitor from our of town I was treated to a meal at this restaurant this evening by my hosts. Really impressed. Good food. Plenty of it. Also presented imaginatively. I had the chicken shashlik which was one of the best I've ever had - served with delicious yoghurt sauce and balsamic vinegar. Yum! Would definitely return when I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very busy/popular but for a good reason! Was really nice to be able to sit down and enjoy each course with out the feeling of being rushed out the door! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Went there tonight with my partner, been to many different restaurants over the years, tonight this one did it for me really tasty starter and served beautifully on the plate, time between courses were spaced just right allowing us to relax, chat and get ready for the next course, coffee served at end with cream, yummy !! Service with a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We have been to the Gurkha on a number of occasions as a couple and with friends. The food is wonderful. My husband has to eat gluten free food and the restaurant has a huge variety of gluten free food. The service is excellent and the prices very reasonable. The only one thing we haven't always liked is the 'blue... More 

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful warn welcome, excellent service, great popadums but average food with a bland flavour! Enjoyable experience

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very good all round, good choice of food, excellent service, also good for kids. Good value for money. Well done.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 164 Heavitree Rd | ., Exeter EX1 2LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 411344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian, Nepali

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?