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High street 56, Shanklin, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 39
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  • 18
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediocore Indian food at high prices

Being from the island but now living in London, I was shocked at the prices...far more than the best Indian restaurants in London such as tayyabs. The curries are good but overpriced.£1 per poppadom for instance, about 10 for a curry. If you're stuck or rich it's a good shout.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jack D
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here for the first time for a family meal with my 1 month Daughter, GF, Dad and his Partner. Looked very appealing from the outside however inside went from top to bottom. Staff trying to give us bottled water with cap already broken off, food was too rich and sweet, especially Tikka masala.The prices were outrageous and one member... More 

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Thank Nathanbw1993
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from the island but now living in London, I was shocked at the prices...far more than the best Indian restaurants in London such as tayyabs. The curries are good but overpriced.£1 per poppadom for instance, about 10 for a curry. If you're stuck or rich it's a good shout.

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Thank Jack D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We are very sorry to announce that we are closing down Purple Mango on 4th January for renovation. Hopefully we will reopen again in mid February with new menu and new management. For further information keep your eyes in our page we will keep you updated. Thank you for understanding.

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Thank MD M
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Food is good, cant ask for more when you are looking for some Indian food in the Island. Sad part is the behaviour by the staff.They refused to take an order first for two rotis and a dal for my dad who is a diabetic. The staff said that they only take orders collectively as the Chef would not accept... More 

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Thank Nazir1974
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Truly professional staff, equisite atmosphere and great food. This comes highly recommended if you are in the Shanklin area

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Thank david_hender
Somerset
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Whenever we are in the isle of Wight we pop into this delicious restaurant. Food is always good, staff friendly. Food is very good with good selection at reasonable prices.

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Thank Tracy H
Worcester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Some awful reviews on here but we had a takeaway whilst on holiday (our firat ever visit) and service was very good and the food superb. Tandori mixed grill was amazing and my wife's house special teceived a rave review.

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Thank Mike H
Sandown, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Concerned this has just received a zero rating for hygiene. This is the worst you can get. Thought would be worth raising awareness so visitors know. I hope they resolve this, but no restaurant should fall that low in hygiene.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The 2 main courses I ordered tasted almost identical: more like a soup in consistency than a curry. The vegetable curry had 2 small pieces of potato and a few green beans and virtually nothing else discernable. The Lamb Captain Pathill had a few strips of lamb in the same tomato and onion base, with a bit of coriander added.... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The Purple Mango is not what it once was, I'm afraid we have had one too many mistakes with Take Away food either being the wrong dish all together or meat being replaced with potatoes. No matter how long the staff tell you collection will be, you probably need to double it. Come on Purple Mango, get yourselves back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High street 56, Shanklin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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