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“York Spice Heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mumbai Lounge

Mumbai Lounge
47 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, England
01904 654155
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Ranked #36 of 656 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $39
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
peterborough
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“York Spice Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

First visit to York's Mumbai Lounge followed several recommendations from Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. We arrive Saturday night of the York races and one of the hottest days of the year so far. The place was buzzing so good job we had booked a table for two weeks in advance. Quality air-conditioning greeted us along with smiling staff and that was the start of a really fun evening.
Even though the restaurant was full and people were being turned away the staff were diligent and always with a smile and joke. The food we selected was the Chefs specials and It was a very good recommendation. Some of the best spicy food I have eaten anywhere in the world and that is saying something. I will not detail what we had , just go and experience the whole atmosphere a, service and TASTE.
I would heartily recommend the Mumbai Lounge for the best Indian / Pakistan food in the UK.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Scrumptious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We went here today after exploring York for the day and its the best Indian we have had in the UK yet. The naan is light and non-oily, the dishes full of flavour and made from scratch. Highly recommended. And definite value for money

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Need to update their web site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Have been to eat here three or four times since ,t last review and it as been wonderful. Good service and great food. However, have tried twice to visit in a Friday inch tome and they have been closed. Very annoying as I live 100 miles south of the City. Why say you are open when you are not!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MumbaiLounge, Owner at Mumbai Lounge, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you for your support. We are pleased to see that you continue to enjoy your visits to our restaurant. As you say, we do not open for lunch on Fridays (we never have done), but this has always been detailed in two different places on our website.

On the 'About Us' and 'Contact Us' pages we include full details of our opening times, which I have copied below.
Sun-Thurs: 12 - 2:30pm & 5:30 - 11:30pm
Fri: 5:30-12pm (Closed Lunch)
Sat: 12 - 2:30pm & 5:30 - 12pm

We hope to see you again soon.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Full of unique touches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We made the mistake of having a large meal at 1pm on the same day as eating here at 9pm. You better come hungry, as we struggled halfway through our main meals!

The service is some of the best we've received at any restaurant, and the staff seem to really enjoy working at Mumbai Lounge.

The food was great, and the portion sizes were very generous. Our mains were served in small pans, and could have easily fed a table of four, never mind two. We ate late, so the atmosphere was great. Very lively and plenty of drinks being knocked back.

Nice we had finished our meal, we were provided with complimentary drinks which was another nice touch.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Ba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

You won't ever find a better Indian than Mumbai lounge!.. I then you won't have to anyway, as you won't want to go anywhere else!

The food is out of this world! Fresh, flavoursome and beautifully presented. Everytime they never fail to deliver this.

They use proper chicken that just falls aways as your fork goes into it. None of this reconstituted chunks or bleached and water pumped meat.

All dishes are made to order, and come freshly cooked in a little frying pan to your table.

The staff are friendly and
courteous and knowledgable about the authentic dishes the restaurant serves.

If I had to try really hard to find a negative.. the only thing would be the portions of rice are quite small. Whilst well presented on a plate as a mould done, could just do with a little more - however if you get a take away you get a proper full serving size! ;) Don't let this put you off if you are eating in the restaurant.. Just order one of their amazing nan breads! Non of this over cooked in places, too thick in some places.. It's just perfect! Definitely better to it the nans in the restaurant rather than take away to appreciate this.

We have been getting our mumbai lounge fix evey week now - its turned into quite a tradition! No matter how big the group we go with or what day te week it is. The food and service is consistent and above and beyond all expectations.

Seriously a big well done to Mumbai lounge and thank you for bringing us this amazing restaurant in York! :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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