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Melbourne Arms

Ashby Road, Melbourne DE73 1ES, England
01332 864949
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Ranked #13 of 18 restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $29 - $58
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
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English first
Surrey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had two meals in here when I was staying in the rooms upstairs. One was a late dinner, which was quite bland, and the other was the buffet lunch. The buffet could have been so much better, but the food was barely warm enough. Shame really. I have no idea how this place manages to stay open. Lunch was... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1,131 reviews 1,131 reviews
616 restaurant reviews
3,100 helpful votes 3,100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I've eaten here several times in the past & thought the food was excellent, although a bit pricey, especially the drinks. Went on a weekday evening & the place was empty. Decor looks a bit shabby nowadays & looks like the management are running the place down. As others have said the toilets are dirty. Food was nowhere near the... More

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Derbyshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

There seems to be a mix of reviews about the Melbourne Arms but we have found it on many occasions including our recent visit to be excellent. The service was attentive and friendly and choice of dishes excellent. The curries were flavoursome and the fresh naan bread was great. Plenty of choice for our vegetarian friends too! The restaurant was... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

This was once the best Indian in the area. How things Have changed. Went on a Sunday for the buffet. Place was almost empty and the food on the buffet had Been left to go way past its best. Freshly cooked nann bread was good and served to order, but rest of the 6 or so buffet dishes were of... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Myself and a number of my colleagues had our xmas meal here, iv been to a number of Indian restaurant in Derby, but this has got to be the worst. To keep it brief its more like a country pub than a Indian restaurant just a few indian pictures scattered around the walls for authenticity. The loo's were, diabolical and... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We have been frequenting the Melbourne Arms for many years now, and have seen the restaurant go through it's ups and downs over that time. Yes the decor is dated, but I don't go to admire the wallpaper, it's always clean and tidy! The staff are always polite and friendly, and go out of their way to guide you through... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had a very warm welcome from Mr Kumar and his staff. It's was our first visit and we were staying in the hotel upstairs. The bar man had such a lovely turn of phrase making the atmosphere very relaxed and peaceful. The manager was very entertaining. It was the best curry I have had in a long time. Thank... More

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Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Agreeable, relaxed Indian restaurant that’s open all afternoon. Not worth traveling for—given the high-end Indian restaurants of nearby Derby—but definitely worth trying if one is in the village (or in neighbouring Ticknall for Calke Abbey). I didn't have any of the dark impressions--or problems with the food--of the previous reviewer, although I did think the drinks were quite expensive (most... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Never been here before and with friends we are sampling as many curry houses as we can. On approach the building seems inviting with the promise of a good standard awaiting the diner inside...........not so as it very dated and dark interior, staff scruffy looking, drinks expensive and food, well words almost fail me.................... Chips were obviously frozen, just 6... More

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Melbourne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I am a regular, about twice a month, and have nothing but praise for the food and staff. The owner always makes you feel very welcome and his staff are top class. The food is excellent and you are well looked after. The atmosphere is also great and the whole experience makes you want to keep coming back

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