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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
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    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
restaurant

The meal we had was outstanding in regards to the taste texture and spices of the food. The service was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience here

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
JTrace84
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Blackwood, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Blackwood, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The meal we had was outstanding in regards to the taste texture and spices of the food. The service was excellent, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience here

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Devon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I went to The Real India on the spur of the moment just because it looked busy, and they deserve to be! Welcoming staff, a fairly standard menu for an Indian restaurant with a few things I haven't seen before, and more reasonably priced than some other restaurants serving this cuisine. The food is nicely presented and very flavoursome. My... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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