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The Old Police Station | Waterloo Street, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
01952 433055
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great modern take in historical location

Is been looking forward to eating here after hearing some good reviews from some locals and I finally had the opportunity last night. It was lovely. The location within the old Police station gave it an interesting twist especially with the dining area being open and airy with wood flooring and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Is been looking forward to eating here after hearing some good reviews from some locals and I finally had the opportunity last night. It was lovely. The location within the old Police station gave it an interesting twist especially with the dining area being open and airy with wood flooring and contemporary furniture. Very comfortable. The food did not disappoint.... More 

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Leicestershire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We called in on Saturday evening without a reservation. We were found a table and enjoyed a meal of high quality and served by friendly and professional staff. The restaurant was very busy, an obvious sign of it's popularity which is not surprising given the high standards and happy, welcoming ambience. We had a lovely evening and would highly recommend.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went to Pondicherry on the off-chance, but were very pleasantly surprised. Some very good food, including doing the basics well, and good service. Perhaps a little pricey, but it delivers with style.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visited with colleagues after a recommendation. The building is great, (an old police station). I had the karachi chilli chicken and it was the nicest curry I've ever had. Also the king cobras are worth a try, at 7.5% they compliment the meal very well! Definately worth a visit if you are in the Area. Would highly recommend.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband and I booked into The Pondicherry for a quiet dinner while we were enjoying a short break in Shropshire. The quirky venue adds to the great dining experience, and the staff were utterly charming. The menu offered both familiar and expected old favourites and some opportunities for bravery, although the description of each dish gave little hint of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have been to this restaurant twice, we tend to save it for special occasions because it is so lovely. The first time was my birthday, my father and I had a great meal and the owner offered us a free drink each of our choosing, when he realised it was my birthday. The second time was a big family... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great service and delicious food. Was one of the best Indian meals I've ever had. Set in an old police station very nicely converted. Reasonable prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

First time visit. Had a lovely evening with six friends, no problem allowing a hearing dog for the deaf with us. Made us feel very welcome. Food was excellent and service was faultless.

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birmingham, england
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The restaurant is set in a converted police station - they even have the old cells still in the basement! We had a wonderful meal with excellent service. We thought the price was reasonable for what we had. Portions were good sized and we went away feeling very full. Would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a good indian... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

we ate here at the weekend with a friend who has a number of food allergies. The service was fantastic and they were able to accommodate all of her needs (including no onion or garlic) and offered to make any dish to order. All our food was great and the surroundings and service was amazing. Although it maybe more expensive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Old Police Station | Waterloo Street, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ironbridge Gorge  >  Ironbridge
  • Phone Number: 01952 433055

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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