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The Jewel In The Crown

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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
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Top class!

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 !

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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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
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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UK
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Dumfries Scotland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Use this restaurant on a regular basis in the main as a carry out service very consistent quality and good service - order by phone and ready for collection at required time

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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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