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The Banyan Tree

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53 Westgate, Peterborough PE1 1QA, England
01733 342800
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 226
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unbelievably good!

Both the food and the staff at the Banyan Tree are absolutely first rate, truly superb! Certainly one of the best restaurants in Peterborough, and the best Indian restaurant in the area by a country mile. The menus do not list many of the standard curries you might expect (Tikka Masala, etc.) but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Steve C
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Bourne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bourne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Both the food and the staff at the Banyan Tree are absolutely first rate, truly superb! Certainly one of the best restaurants in Peterborough, and the best Indian restaurant in the area by a country mile. The menus do not list many of the standard curries you might expect (Tikka Masala, etc.) but this is because they are not aiming... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Haven't reviewed the Tree for a while now but it deserves another pat on the back. It is by far my favourite local restaurant. I always say this place is different to your standard "Indian" affair. The menus innovative and of superb quality. I love the new nostalgic "last days of the raj" decor upstairs and the 70's bollywood theme... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Really lovely food, great service. Good atmosphere. Highly recommended. Looking forward to going back! Hint hint...

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Huntingdon
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Decent biryani and a bottle of Oakham Ales JCB - an excellent midweek meal that didn't demand much cerebral analysis. Go there.

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Uk
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As my work takes me to India once a month I can without doubt say that this is the most authentic Indian food in Peterborough right now! Excellent mixed grill! Cooked just right and sizzling hot! Great presentation and lovely atmosphere. I will definitely be telling all my friends and can't wait to return!

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Hounslow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food here is enjoyable. I went here with my wife. We ordered two veg side dishes and three nans. I believe side dish portion was of a decent size which along with one and a half nans each was enough to fill us up. Overall a nice and plesant place to eat.

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Peterborough
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was the third time we have visited the Banyan Tree in the last 8 months and it has consistently been very good. On this occasion we had Murg Purluft and Bhel Puri as starters. For mains we had Goan Fish curry and Lamb Saag Ghost plus Chapattis and Lemon Jeera Rice. Everything was excellent, full of flavour and very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of my favorite places to eat! Will always recommend eating here, although it is pricier than other Indian restaurants. I love the decor, the staff are always nice and helpful. The food is amazing and you don't have to wait long, even when they are amazing. I wish they did doggy bags though because I can never finish all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We used to love this place and visited many many times. However, although the food quality is superb, the portion sizes seem to have decreased. On our last visit the rice portions had just about halved and there was not enough to accompany the actual curry. I will credit them for bringing us more rice when we complained which is... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Authentic indian meal, so tasty. None of these awful bright colours you see in most indian food. Good service. Dont wait for a special occasion just go, its great we love it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Westgate, Peterborough PE1 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: 01733 342800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?