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Real India

28 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB, England
01392 211222
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Ranked #156 of 418 Restaurants in Exeter
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Bude, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Booked a table for 9 people on a saturday night. The restaurant was full and very cramped and noisy. We waited 45 mins before our order was taken and whilst we were waiting for the food we were encouraged to order more and more drinks. When the food arrived the quality was good but the portions very small. We probably... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Inititial impressions were very good, we were greeted and seated very promptly and offered drinks along with poppodums. Main courses arrived very quickly, it was there that things turned poor. I ordered a Lamb Korma and my partner ordered a Chicken Korma. I counted no more than five pieces of small cut meat in each dish. Korma sauces were tasty... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Food was average but quantities small and liberal use of bright red dye made everything look similar. Terrible service from surly staff the youngest of whom could not speak english very well at all. Worst problem was the size of the place and the crowding. There are no curtains or soft furnishings, the floor is hard and a whole wall... More

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Midlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Can imagine place being cramped when full. Nice service though, food was good, average though, not outstanding. however great poppadums and sauces!!!!

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Yes, the premises are small and it's a little cozy (ok, a little cramped) BUT eleven of us were treated to a great combination of wonderful indian dishes, accompaniments and friendly and attentive but unobtrusive service. Prices are very reasonable (£250) for a gut-buster of a meal, with drinks for eleven of us. You can't complain at that. I have... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It's not a bad Indian resteraunt but it's not the best. It's very small and the food is fairly expensive but is good quality.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

my meal here with a friend on a week night was a pleasing experience. the food was delicious. it is not the cheapest in town but then quality does often carry a price. the service was fine and the atmosphere was quiet when we went. this is one of the 2 indian restaurants that i recommend to folks at the... More

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

One of the best Indian restaurant , good food I been three days and I eat the house speciality menu, the lamb was one of the best I eat The restaurant decoration is too simply, good be better decoration

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Exeter
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Not particularly cheap but definitely worth every penny spent. The food was great and the service attentive but not pushy. The restaurant is small and can feel a little crowded and noisy but if you relax and let that be part of the experience it soon becomes a fun way to enjoy a meal. Probably wouldn't work on as a... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A very compact restaurant with friendly staff and good attentive service. They have a good selection of dishes on the menu complimented with a wide variety of popular drinks at the bar. The staff are helpful and we were never left waiting for a drink even though it was busy (packed) and people were waiting for tables (an happy to... More

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