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The Old Police Station | Waterloo Street, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
01952 433055
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
Slightly too expensive

Went with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. When we got there we were immediately shown upstairs to our table. Waiters were very prompt and polite but almost robotic - maybe that's because we'd never been before. Food was nice and hot. The building was slightly cool but that was maybe... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
roverschick22
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Telford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Telford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Went with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. When we got there we were immediately shown upstairs to our table. Waiters were very prompt and polite but almost robotic - maybe that's because we'd never been before. Food was nice and hot. The building was slightly cool but that was maybe because it was empty, we ate early and there... More 

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Shropshire, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Thank you for another great evening with family and friends! Our favourite venue for special nights because of the annexed room which provides privacy and also allows you to enjoy the evening without being intrusive on others. Service is attentive without being fussy and prices are reasonable and reflect the high standard of food. Thank you once again and we... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Absolutely fantastic atmosphere, made to feel really welcome, food explained to us and recommendations made according to what we like. We managed to get a table downstairs in the dungeons which I would highly recommend, absolutely amazing! Food was delicious, service A1! As a fussy curry water is Highly recommend this place to anyone!

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Food is fantastic though a little expensive (this is usual for anything in Ironbridge). Interesting building as you can view some of the history of the building as a police station. It was cold in the building but this could be due to the cold stone architecture.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I had our wedding anniversary meal here while staying in Ironbridge. The menu had some odd options on it and it did worry us that the food wouldn't live up to the reviews. In fact the food was very good, the tandoori mixed grill, a vegetable thali and a prawn handi made a splendid feast. Many of... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A very enjoyable meal with a good choice on the menu. I decided to try the vegetable platter and enjoyed the 3 different curries with fragrantly spiced rice. Delicious. Service was courteous but not overwhelming and sometimes a bit slow and remote. Lovely conversion of the old police station. Strange that they had no change for a cash transaction but... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I am a consultant creative flavourist living in Telford. I have been very lucky to have had the opportunity of travelling the world,and therefore dining in some very exclusive restaurants and hotels. Since my first visit several years ago to The Pondicherry with my wife, family, and friends. I have always enjoyed not only quite exceptional food and wine, but... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I ate there last night. The food, service and surroundings are all excellent. As we come from well know Balti Birmingham and have our favourite Indian restaurants we wondered if this could live up to the standards we are used to but it did. Just wish we lived closer as this would also become one of our... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Pondicherry was recommended to me by Mr Kahn from AdminRe - so I booked a table for 7 people and we visited last Wednesday- it's a great venue, converted Police Station, easy to park, friendly staff and very good food at a good price, we'll worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

An old police station apparently, the restaurant is upstairs which is slightly strange. There was a slightly noisy crowd there but it in no way distracted from the superb food and prompt, not pushy, service. I like hot, dry and spicy and they did superbly well. I have been told that it can hit and miss here, but I certainly... 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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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