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Bengal Village

75 Brick Lane | Spitalfields, London E1 6QL, England
020 7366 4868
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Ranked #8,367 of 17,209 Restaurants in London
Price range: $18 - $41
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We walked up Brick Lane taking stock of the places and reviews and finally settled for this one. I had really high expectations and was looking forward to some of London's finest. They were friendly and helpful, but I couldn't get over the food. I chose from the Chef's recommendations, with 2 chilli symbols so I thought it would pack... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My firends and I were walking through Bricklane and getting touted at by a lot of establishments so we just ignored them and as we walked past Bengal Village I noticed no one jumped out at us and the restaurent was filling up. Though we'd give it a try and all I can say is WOW! The staff welcomed us... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were told that we would have drinks for free, and we get in. We had to wait a very long time before we were served, an the meal arrived after a long time. The lamb cotlets were small, with no rice, and cost about 12£, which is too much, even with free drinks. We should have gone to another... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The food at the Bengal Village was absolutely first class, freshly cooked, and you could taste all of the different spices. The price was very fair, and that is comparing it with Bristol prices. The service is courteous, without being overbearing. We went to the restaurant because of the recommendation of the grumpy TV Master Chef food critic, but I... More

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Long Island, NY
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127 reviews 127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I don't know why Indian/Bangladeshi/Pakistani restaurants are better in London than in New York City, but they definitely are. We sort of randomly selected Bengal Village after walking around the Brick Lane area for a while. Hawkers from nearly every restaurant on Brick Lane approach you with a sales pitch (20% off, free drink, don't pay if you don't like... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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252 reviews 252 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After a stroll down brick lane listening to the bull they all give about their restaurants you decide by the best deal you can get. We opted for this one since we managed 20% off the bill plus a quality bottle of red wine. Good food, good price, good service but Cheap wine, conned!!!maybe we did complain and were told... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Greetings, they are familiar with customers in pleasant way, choice of Indian beers. Recommend dishes to suit individual taste. Once in restaurant no pressure to buy more than you want., Authentic meals popular with Indian and tourists

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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There is so much to pressure to pick a place in Brick Lane it is confusing. We were persuaded by a cockney bengali who was great fun to come in. 20% discount and a free round, which we got even though we had our own drinks. Took some gentle good humoured reminding but that added to the fun. The service... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were lured into this restaurant by a member of staff on Brick Lane who offered a 20% discount. That was a plus.......I had intended to eat here anyway having previously noted how busy it was and the very inviting modern bright simple interior furnishing and decoration. We benefitted from friendly service (perhaps a little slow although maybe inevitable because... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was my first time visiting Brick Lane with a friend and we were starving. We were about to head down to a little cosy café we had passed earlier on, but instead were stopped out the front of Bengal Village by a friendly man who offered us a fixed price deal. We thought, why not!? The interior was clean,... More

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