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The Bay Leaf

Oldford, Frome, England
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Ranked #36 of 67 restaurants in Frome
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Was previously The Ship Inn
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Was previously The Ship Inn
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Popped here for an impromptu Friday night treat and not disappointed - very friendly welcome, fantastic vegetarian choice of food, really tasty dishes, service not the quickest but then it's nice not to be rushed. The bill came to £40 for two of us including poppadums to start, beer, soft drinks, sides and two main courses (one meat, one veggie)... More

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bristol
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This has to be by far the best Indian restaurant that I have been to the food was great they even made me a Ceylon that's not on menu very friendly staff the Sunday buffet is well worth a visit looking forward to our next visit

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Best Indian restaurant we've ever been to, go on a regular basis food is fantastic and so are the staff, tried other Indian restaurants but none of them beat this one.

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Somerset
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Be very careful when ordering a takeaway meal. They packed mine in the usual foil tubs, which they then placed in a cardboard box. During the short drive home, the entire contents leaked over my car seat and subsequently, my door step, hall floor and clothes. The latter have been rendered un-wearable as despite her best efforts, my Wife has... More

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Warminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Arrived at the restaurant just about to walk through the door when I happened to look up, the upstairs windows looked like they had rags up to them and were filthy. Went into the entrance lobby where a few people were hanging around waiting for takeaway meals. We were eventually seated at our table and served drinks. When the food... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Over priced and terrible food. Tasted like it came out of some boil in the bag, horrible and couldn't eat it. All in all we went in for an enjoyable family meal but came out feeling very disappointed. Give this one a miss!

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Petersfield, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were visiting Frome and stopped at the Bay Leaf for dinner. The menu was more interesting than many Indian restaurants and the food was delicious. The portions are generous! We would definitely go again when we are in Frome.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Always a friendly welcome from the nice people at the Bay Leaf who always remember my drinks order; a reasonably priced bottle of house white and a pint of Kingfisher. After the platter to share we followed it with two king prawn dishes ; Bengal and a Madras. The prawns may have travelled a long way but they were huge,... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We were waiting for a table for about 20 mins, was asked if we wanted a drink which was good. After this we were seated ; it took about 45 minutes to be asked if we wanted a drink/food. We also weren't all given menus, I had to take one from the bar. When the food came it was really... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

ourselves and a few friends met here for our xmas party night. all of us were so delighted with every part of the evening and will return in the new year. a big mention to all the staff who made us feel so welcome

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