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Dabbawal

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69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
0191 2325133
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Indian restaurant in Newcastle specialising in Indian street food.
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 299
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  • 50
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  • 24
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never fails to provide good food and service

Food as always fantastic. Hara Chicken Parchey, Malabar King Prawn yummy. Good service and friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Angie B
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Went based on recommendation, unlikely to return. Food was tasty but too spicey, even the mild dishes were too hot for some of us. There should be a better heat rating on the menu. Cocktails sounded nice but were disappointing. The waitresses working during our visit lacked personality and customer service.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Food as always fantastic. Hara Chicken Parchey, Malabar King Prawn yummy. Good service and friendly staff.

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59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is my second visit to Dabbawal and we will certainly be returning again & again . The food is just so flavoursome & exciting - every mouthful is a delight . Staff are very friendly & helpful . Thanks

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great food but absolutely appalling customer service. Staff were completely disorganised and did not interact well with either customers or each other! Unlikely to visit again, which is a shame as the food was unusual and very tasty.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Have a change when you go out for Indian food. Dabbawal do an assortment of smaller portion meals. Ideal for sharing and trying something new.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Food and service was faultless. We thoroughly enjoyed our night. Food was extremely tasty and spiced well. I will definitely return. My only tiny niggle is that there is only one toilet for each sex and at one point on this busy Saturday I was behind 3 other ladies waiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Since our favor India restaurant closed a few years, we been looking for a one of the same high standards . last night we found a restaurant that meets this.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely lunch at Dabbawal -Fresh well cooked food and polite service. Will be back again soon!

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went here on Thursday last week as an impromptu night out to mark the start of the long Bank Holiday weekend and weren't disappointed. We arrived a bit early and took a seat at the bar and had drinks whilst we waited for our table to be ready. When it was time to be seated, the waiter came over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Superb food. We loved the sharing tapas as it meant you could sample a bit of everything, including dishes which you wouldn't usually order. Quality of the meat and fish was amazing. Only thing I would say is that the tapas portions aren't huge; definitely order 3 tapas + 1 side as the menu advises!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: 0191 2325133

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Indian restaurant in Newcastle specialising in Indian street food.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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