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“Beware, credit card charges” 3 of 5 stars
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Railway Club
Spon End | Spon End, Coventry, England
02476256478
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Ranked #84 of 426 Restaurants in Coventry
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Coventry
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beware, credit card charges”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I am a regular visitor to the Railway and usually pay for my food by using my credit card. Imagine my shock last night when I was told a £2 charge was added to my bill because I wanted to pay by card. There was no notification of this charge and I new nothing about it until I asked to settle my bill. On this occasion I ate alone and my meal and a drink came to £8.80. Being asked to fork out a 25% mark up for using a credit card was just too much, and unacceptable.
I was told I could save the £2 by paying cash. I believe I will be happier saving a lot more than that by not eating there again while this charge remains.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A lovely surprise.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My Partner and I went for lunch here today,and what a surprise it was. My Partner visited with a group of friends last week,in the evening,and told me "we just had to go".Well he wasn't wrong.My pre-conception of a "social club" was blown out of the water,the interior is immaculate and has been well thought out for all visitors and diners,right down to tv's at some seating areas so the kids can be entertained while Mom and Dad enjoy their meal.
The food was incredible! Well spiced,well cooked and a generous portion too.All at a good price.The menu has enough variety to suit all tastes and there are "non-indian options too.The service was prompt,polite and always with a smile,which came as a surprise as the barmaid who served us was working on her own and the place was filling up when we left.
Well done to this "little gem",it has retained the comfortable atmosphere of a social club and has been greatly enjoyed today.

  • 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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Coventry, UK
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We didn't know what to expect from a Social Club that "does curries", but it turns out there is a full Indian Restaurant within the club, with a seperate dining area, and with an open kitchen by the bar. And a very good Indian it is.
We are curry fans, and visit Goa regularly, and have to say these are authentic tasting dishes.
We have been twice, and both times everything has been delicious, with generous portions, good service and good prices, including the drinks.
It's still a social club, and we had a "turn" last time, but we have had better meals here than in much more expensive "proper" Indian restaurants. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Been here 3 time and always had good service & food, once we had to wait but the waiter told me. The eating area has been increased

  • Visited February 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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Food & Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Was told, this place does a very good Indian food, so few friends and myself went. I found food was good but could be bit more spicer - but that is a opinion of someone who is comparing home made curries to commercial curries. Overall I would say it was worth the visit and definately eat there again. Poppadums and pickles, which were given free as a starter - nice touch

Service by the 3 staff was of high standard, very polite and friendly. It was good to see staff with a smile on their faces, even though it was busy.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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