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Castle Tandoori

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Elephant & Castle shopping centre | New Kent Road, London, England
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great value Indian food.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this typically 80s look Indian but the food was as to be found in most Indian restaurants around London and the service pleasant. Great value for money although to be expected with the area - it's a local restaurant as opposed to one in central London.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris_Howard_88
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect from this typically 80s look Indian but the food was as to be found in most Indian restaurants around London and the service pleasant. Great value for money although to be expected with the area - it's a local restaurant as opposed to one in central London.

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Thank Chris_Howard_88
Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Castle Tandoori is a tired looking restaurant but don't let that put you off. We ordered not quite sure what to expect but i have to say it was one of the best Indian meals my partner and I have eaten. We had Chicken Tandoori & egg rice and King Prawn Dhansak & mushroom rice which were both excellent. Prices... More 

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Thank Witney_boy
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My partner an i went here about 45mins before they closed we didnt have to wait long for our food my partner had the Tandoori Trout & i had a Meat Kurma (Both absolutely delicious and freshly cooked!!) the sides were amazing and the staff were very friendly even as the time ticked closer to closing time we never felt... More 

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Thank Sue R
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Indian food that tastes nice, but not quite as great as I remember from living next to the curry mile in Manchester 25 years ago. In my opinion half way between 3 and 4 stars, I chose 3 since the food was far less spicy than we expected (the taste was OK).

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Thank Svein Erling T
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went to elephant &castle shopping centre but before long we found ourselves starved. Looking around for someplace that appealed to our appetite we were lured in by the all day £5.95 Indian buffet sign. Once inside it turned out that the price for a non vegetarian buffet was in fact £10 (or so). We went for... More 

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Thank Maite G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Had a really nice dinner here. we ordered a lot of side dishes, rice and naan. everything was really nice and there was enough to feed an army. the only shock was how small the bill was when it came. four of us stuffed ourselves and including drinks we spent £54!

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Thank Matt59hugged
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We had the chicken curry and tiki masala as a main course. The food was good and the staff was really nice. The seats weren't great and covered in duct tape. Overall a good experience.

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Thank Carolien W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This lovely classic Indian restuarant has been serving up traditional Indian food for many many years now the staff have held down this restaurant in elephant and castle for as long as I can remember and the food is soooo nice It tastes like the food you would expect to have in these nice uptown areas like Covent Garden, Holborn... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you like modern surroundings, with nice clean minimal lines and sycophantic waiters who are very efficient but rather dull. If you like your curry to be authentic Indian cuisine, as you would find in an Indian home or in India, then Elephant Tandoori is not for you. However, if you want to go to restaurant that hasn't been renovated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

I fancied a small Indian lunch as a post Christmas pick me up. I wasn't expecting miracles and I didn't get them. What I did get was a very fair and reasonable lunch. In such situations I normally go for vegetarian options as meat can often disappoint. The food was tasty, well cooked, and at only £5.95 hard to moan... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Elephant & Castle shopping centre | New Kent Road, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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