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28 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB, England
01392 211222
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fairly standard but very nice Indian

We had a very nice curry here. Nothing particularly special or different but very nice staff, quick service and good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Mark L
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice curry here. Nothing particularly special or different but very nice staff, quick service and good food.

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This establishment is little more than a modest café style outlet, but none the worse for that. The menu is extensive, with some unusual, attractive and tasty, dishes on offer. The food is served to a high quality and at reasonable prices.

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Prangins, Switzerland
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176 reviews 176 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We landed in Exeter and really fancied an Indian. We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and attentiveand managed to accommodate us despite us not hhaving reserved a table. The food was cooked excellently and the bill was just right too. Definitely worth going!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Real India is a small restaurant with a big reputation, which I have frequented several times and never been disappointed. My group of friends meet once a month in a local pub for drinks and usually arrange a Christmas Party Night at a local venue. Unfortunately, this year we were unable to arrange a suitable party night and as an... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had the set meal for two-Tovo lamb and chicken tikka. Very nicely cooked and presented. The amount provided was for large appetites even allowing for the numbers of poppadoms we ate to start with! Very pleasant staff who were concerned that we had had to leaue some food.

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Devon. England
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134 reviews 134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Popped in with friends for a booked curry. Ok, so it took a little while to sort a table for us, but both staff and food were very good. Would revisit.

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Exeter Devon
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129 reviews 129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We have not eaten in this restaurant for quite a long time and we were persuaded by friends to go back there, we wish we hadn't bothered! The food was pretty average and the service was extremely poor. The restaurant is very small and they pack people without staggering the booking times, hence everyone with a reservation arrives at the... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A friend and I went for a meal here last night 07/11/2014 There was only a table of 4 inside when we arrived at 10.30pm The service was very average, i think they didnt want us there at this time to be honest. The food arrived which lacked flavours. I had Naga Chicken but this was possibly the weakest one... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I tried Real India for the first time tonight. I was pleasantly surprised, the prices were reasonable (£7.95 for Tikka Masala), the atmosphere was cosy, and the staff was attentive. I've marked it down a star because the portions were a little small for my taste, other than that we had a wonderful time here. If you... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The pleasant and friendly staff have consistently served meals that I've thoroughly enjoyed. The flavours are well blended and well presented. Although it's a bit tucked away and less conspicuous than some of its competitors in the city, the food is good and the wine list not bad! For a relaxed, and dependably enjoyable meal it's well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 01392 211222

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?