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“Hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bengal Brasserie

Bengal Brasserie
32 Milsom St, Bath, England
01225 447906
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Ranked #163 of 459 Restaurants in Bath
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Bath
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15 restaurant reviews
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Lovely food, great service and blows the over-trumped Eastern eye out of the sky.

Visited January 2012
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“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012 via mobile

Yesterday i've been to Bengal brasserie and this was my first visit it was quiet in there but the decorationwas very nice. the service was excellent the food was very tasty. I was recommended a curry which was very nice I forgot the name of the curry but it was very ideal. I will always recommend every one to visit the place at least once to see for your self.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Good Old-Fashioned Indian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

There are some mixed reviews for this place, but I've been there three times now and would happily recommend it to anyone looking for decent Indian food. It's not as showy or glitzy as some of the other Indian restaurants in Bath, but not every meal out has to be a special occasion, and I'm glad Bath retains smaller and less glamorous places like this.

Cellar dining isn't for everyone, and the stairs don't provide great access for everyone, but once inside you'll find a cosy and quiet dining area comprised of some booths and a few larger tables. This is ideal for smaller groups, couples and family meals as well as late-night revellers. The decor is hardly up to date, but everything is clean and the atmosphere is welcoming. You may find the place fairly empty away from the weekend, but don't be put off.

The food is very plentiful and really good, comparing favourably with most competitiors in Bath where you might pay more. Tandoori dishes sizzle their way out from the kitchen on the serving trolley, catching everyone's attention. Curries, side dishes and sundries are all well presented, colourful and tasty.

The staff do everything you'd expect, providing relaxed yet efficient service.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Low quality Indian restaurant lacking in service and atmosphere, with low standard of food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

A restaurant to avoid, even if you fancy a change from your usual Indian restaurant. Starter was only half cooked. Naan bread was a mixture of soggy dough with an occasional crispier part. Service was miserable and the atmosphere, in this very empty restaurant, funereal. Overall, a mistake! But, of course, it may be to your taste!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and a place where there is privacy to talk!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I became a fan of Bengal Brasserie after my first visit there. I was recommended by a friend of mine and I have now made another friend of mine to become a big fan of Bengal Brasserie also. The curries are so good!! I have been there 3 times over the last 6 months and not once was I disappointed. I cant remember the names of the curries I had but they were all great- especially the lamb ones, very tender and tasty. The vegetable fried rice is absolutely superb and so are the garlic naans. The drinks are at a very reasonable price - 3.2 pounds for a 1litre still water and 1.7pounds for a large coke.
One thing I really like is that at Bengal Brasserie each table is situated under a little roof or whatever it is called.... Basically you have your own space and arent crammed like some restaurants.
I would recommend only 1 main per person (especially if you are going to have a starter) and 1 rice or 1 naan per person. Last time I went it was 3 ppl, we had 2 mains, 2 small veg sides, 2 rice and 2 naan....we were too stuffed! The total was only 37 pounds.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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