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48 - 50 St. Micheal Street, Dumfries, Scotland
01387 264183
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 36
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  • 17
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  • 11
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food and good value.

I visited the Jewel in the Crown for a Buffet Night and was pleasantly surprised. For less than £10 I had a fantastic meal. The staff were welcoming and the surroundings clean and well presented. The Buffet consisted of trays of hot and cold food set out on tables. A starter , main and dessert were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Jamtart1962
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Langholm, United Kingdom
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Langholm, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I visited the Jewel in the Crown for a Buffet Night and was pleasantly surprised. For less than £10 I had a fantastic meal. The staff were welcoming and the surroundings clean and well presented. The Buffet consisted of trays of hot and cold food set out on tables. A starter , main and dessert were all on offer in... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had are works Christmas night here and what a little gem this Indian house is ! The food was superb , the place itself was very clean and smart . We had a very good night here and the price of a meal was good !! Il be back !

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lancaster
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Not a nice restaurant, very small tables not big enough, food poor , the best thing about this meal was the man bread, the starter was poor, the chicken in the main was brown and fatty not breast meat, wasn't the quickest either, just not what I expected.

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Aberdeenshire
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Visiting Dumfries and decided on an Indian curry for a meal, couldn't find one that we found via the web and another was closed on a Tuesday, nearly went for a grill but driving around fell on this restaurant and had a thoughly excellent meal and as we are moving to the area will definately being going again and taking... More 

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Annan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Been here many times in the past and have loved it. Unfortunately the past 3 visits have been shocking. Having to wait over an hour and a half for my main after my starter is not my idea of a meal out, especially when people who arrived after me had been given their food. Was the chicken that fresh they... More 

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35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I'd been put off the Jewel after a series of pretty bland meals years ago. Looks like they've turned the place around now though. We had a group of 14 booked in over Xmas and the food was, without exception superb. Great to have a good Indian restaurant in Dumfries again, nice one guys.

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Abudhabi
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15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Having lived in India this restaurant like most in the UK is not indian. It is run and cooked by Bangladehis. The mutton biryani has precooked pieces of mutton and the rice was just ordinary and flavorless. The cauliflower dish was smothered in oil and all the vegetarian dishes have the same yellow oily sauce For real indian food you... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Chicken pakora really good. Onion bagi nice. Spiced mushrooms side also very tasty. Good nan. Both jalfrezi and balti way way oversalted. Will try again to see what curries are like with less salt!

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Have the madras with garlic naan. Staff are normally friendly but often not talkative. The food is always lovely although it can be slightly greasy and you can see the fat separating from the sauce

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London
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Best jalfrezi ive ever had! Made me fall in love with the dish all over again. Very polite and personable staff and a serene atmosphere. Meal was excellent service more so. Keep it up well done

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 - 50 St. Micheal Street, Dumfries, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: 01387 264183

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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