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122 Victoria Road | Old Town, Swindon, England
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Never again!

Went here a few weeks ago and this is definitely the last time. I have tried takeaways from here twice previously (which were disappointing - read my previous review) but first time eating in the restaurant. Basically, ordered Chicken Tikka Massalla and Chicken Vindaloo - both tasted the same and... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
jockinswindon
via mobile
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Went here a few weeks ago and this is definitely the last time. I have tried takeaways from here twice previously (which were disappointing - read my previous review) but first time eating in the restaurant. Basically, ordered Chicken Tikka Massalla and Chicken Vindaloo - both tasted the same and further more, the Vindaloo (which I would expect to be... More 

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South Wales
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited with friends and enjoyed a pleasant evening at this Indian restaurant. We were seated promptly and were well looked after by the staff. We all enjoyed our meals and found them to be good value for money. No complaints from us 4 diners

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Very bad.. Every curry we ordered tasted the same and that too extremely bad. The service was extremely bad that we ended up spending 2 hrs for dinner. Paid £48 for two people, which is expensive compared to the other great indian restaurants in Swindon and also way more than what we got... Horrible experience.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

1st time for me, although 2 of my friends had been before, 6 in our group in total. Visited on Saturday evening around 19:00. We were seated upstairs because the restaurant was getting really busy, no worries though. Ordering the drinks and popadoms was fairly swift, drinks came promptly, the popadoms did not, we had to ask for them 10... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This restaurant served the worst Indian food I have ever experienced. The main course was tasteless and it was not fresh. The desert was still frozen when it arrived and we refused to eat it and complained they totally ignored us and gave us a bottle of wine as a good well gesture. They were more consearned about cramming as... More 

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Swindon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Have been to the mela a few times. Have been to the restaurant a few times and the food is always delicious and the staff are very attentive and polite.

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london
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Good expectations. Nice greet at the door. Nice atmosphere. Food was good. Service was good. Had a good night.

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Llanfyllin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My business colleague and I were advised by a friend that this restaurant was "the best in town" and since both of us like a good Indian meal, we were both hungry and expecting that the experience would match the recommendation. It couldn't have been further from the truth. The food was tasteless, both his and mine. As far back... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We recently chose to go here for a curry and were pleasantly surprised it was busy. However, we waited over an hour for our main course to arrive. Whilst the waiter was apologetic it didn't help when he explained that people wanting take aways that had been told to turn up after 45 minutes were arriving way before this and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Again following on from my last visit in December all I can say is if you get great food great service and good value why go any where else I will be back Great time again Colin

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 Victoria Road | Old Town, Swindon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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