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“Top Indian Resturant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pondicherry

Pondicherry
The Old Police Station | Waterloo Street, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
01952 433055
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Ranked #8 of 25 Restaurants in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Top Indian Resturant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I have been a few times now to the Pondicherry and every time it has been an excellent experience.

The food is superb with a good choice, the service excellent and the ambience perfect for that business function.

I look forward to my next visit

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic food and excellent service in a wonderful setting of an old police station you couldn't ask for any more

  • Visited September 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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“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

had a fantastic meal tasted and looked amazing. service was way above average made to feel welcome and staff couldnt do enough for us would definately come back and reccomend to others . im rather picky about where i eat so it must be good

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“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Having been to Ironbridge a few months ago and enjoying an exceptional meal at Da Vinci's, we were hoping to recreate that visit this August - alas, it was not to be! Da Vinci's has changed completely and is no longer a restaurant. However, we read reviews of other restaurants, and despite one or two poor reviews out of many more good ones for Pondicherry, decided to give it a try. Well, the restaurant itself is in a lovely old building and gives the impression of taste and high standards. The waiters were welcoming and the service very good. We weren't sure that sculptured hairstyles and visible tattoos were really portraying the right image though.
I'm afraid that the food did not meet expectations and was, at best average and at worst tasteless. We both commented on the distinct lack of flavour and, despite having been advised that both our dishes were rather hot, we found them both to be extremely bland. We both had chicken dishes for our main course and both think that the chicken had been pre-cooked and added to a different sauce to serve. The chicken was very dry, with hard edges to the pieces. My chicken karai dish had a fish bone in it, which was reported to the manager. His explanation was a little difficult to understand as he tried insisting that all of their fish was supplied as fillets - sorry, but I was eating a chicken dish! To his credit, he did take my dish off the bill, so I was compensated.
Another point to make is that anyone who smokes is allowed to stand outside the only doorway into the building, meaning that everyone else has to walk through the constant group of smokers to either enter or leave the restaurant - not particularly nice!
All in all, it was a disappointing experience and not only will we not be going back to Pondicherry, we won't be revisiting Ironbridge.

Visited August 2013
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“Bland”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Nice building / decor.
Very bland food. All food seemed to lack any indian flavour. Massala tasted of tomato soup.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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