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69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
0191 2325133
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian, cuisine.name.191
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Indian restaurant in Newcastle specialising in Indian street food.
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Newcastle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Great service and excellent food. Definitely recommend if you want to try several dishes... only fault is we asked for a portion of curry sauce and they were hesitant to serve this. As most of the tapas dishes come without a sauce it would be nice to have some sort of dipping sauce

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Wells, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We have eaten in all sorts of Indian restaurants, including street food and posh places in India, and this has to be the best yet - by a considerable way. Interestingly, we also ate at their other venue in Newcastle, by Jesmond, and that was possibly even a bit better. Wonderful fragrant spices, excellent meats - all yummy!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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307 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

1st time back in a year not because of anything they did but just that there is loads of choice in Newcastle. Almost everything to say was the same as my last review; great food, lively atmosphere, special of £12 for 2 courses and bottle of wine for £12 before 6.30 (apart from Saturday). Starter of chilli chicken stir fry... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Five of us went for a meal before the premiere of Interstellar at the Tyneside Cinema, and in view of time had two courses, two from the pre-theatre menu (only £12) and three a la carte, which was not a lot more. Portions were good, and it was all so tasty, nicely served, with quick attentive service. Excellent bottle of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The place is lively, busy and has a bustle about it. I love that the level of noise allows for private conversation at normal speaking level. Two main sections of menu, stick to the left, the sort of street food and this gives a great feeling of being in India. Okra, Tara Dal, Dal Makhani, sweet potato were chosen and... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wow! authentic flavours, very enjoyable experience and friendly staff. There were so many flavours evident in the food and a range of options. Fully enjoyed the experience!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited with friends on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant was busy despite it being quite early but we were found a table straight away. We all commented on how cold we thought the restaurant was which we found surprising considering that the restaurant was busy and it wasn't a particularly cold evening. We ordered from the tapas menu and were... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Went to Dabbawal recently on my own. Even though there were a few vacant seats the owner/manager forced me to sit at the bar and served the most horrible food i ever had in my life. Pricey restaurant, poor customer services, filthy housekeeping. Simply not recommended.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Dabbawal on three occasions now, the most recent being last Saturday night. Although we hadn't booked, we were shown to a table within minutes. This restaurant has an authentic feel with a nice ambiance. Food was good as was the service. The only downside was the price of the soft drinks. My wife... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Excellent Indian restaurant, does a mix of what you'd expect and new stuff. I try a new dish every time and I've never had a bad one. Good atmosphere for casual dates and for big groups. Great service and wonderful, wonderful food.

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Address: 69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
Phone Number: 0191 2325133
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Cuisine: Indian, cuisine.name.191

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