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28 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EB, England
01392 211222
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Ranked #166 of 422 Restaurants in Exeter
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Prangins, Switzerland
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171 reviews 171 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

in my opinion this restaurant is well worth a visit. my only criticism is that it is not cheap - first glance at the menu is deceptive - most dishes do not come with anything - its all additional to the bill (rice, etc) the poppadoms were circa £1.20 each you were then charged for the pickles circa £4.95... that... More 

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london
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is the second time we've visited this relatively new restaurant. Exeter's best Indian food with great tasting curries, good breads (had naan, roti and chapati), and generous servings. OK so the coke/pepsi was neither real coke, cold, nor remotely fizzy both times we visited - that is our only complaint, and easily fixed - just spend a bit more... More 

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Additional Information about Real India

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