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“Can't understand the hype” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sweet Centre Restaurant

Sweet Centre Restaurant
110-114 Lumb Lane, Bradford BD8 7RS, England
+44 1274 731735
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Ranked #44 of 521 Restaurants in Bradford
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Tapas, Turkish, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Sweet Centre Restaurant has been providing authentic asian cuisine for over 48 years in the heart of yorkshire and continues to be instrumental in providing good quality family orientated kashmiri cuisine. The restaurant offers an experience with charming staff, good service and exceptional quality of food to ensure guests come back for more. Sweet Centre restaurant provides an authentic surrounding combined with authentic tradional taste, making it perfect for any occasion. Since opening our doors in 1964, Sweet Centre Restaurant has become a distinguished household name, with a strong following. We hope to continue in providing you with Excellent Food & Service and hope to build on our reputation.
West yorkshire
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85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Can't understand the hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Visited on a Saturday night having pre booked a table. Despite the fact that the restaurant was not full, the standard of service was abysmal. We were shown to a table very quickly and then ignored. we eventually collared a passing waiter and asked for some menus.These were then provided quickly but it was again an age before someone came to take our order and when we eventually did get food we did not have enough cutlery and again had difficulty attracting attention.
There does not seem to be anyone in charge of front of house keeping an eye on tables and ensuring that customers are looked after and although the staff are all very pleasant and friendly they could do with some lessons in customer care.
Now for the food. Despite all the rave reviews for the Samosas, I have to say that although they were perfectly acceptable, I have had better elsewhere. My dining companions enjoyed their starters and main courses and my balti chicken jalfrezi was excellent.So, the food has scored "very good"
However, there is no excuse for indifferent or poor service anywhere and particularly in the restaurant business where there is so much choice available.
Will I be going back? A resounding NO!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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bradford
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“Best Samosas & Kebabs in the World!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I visit the sweet center frequently but stay away from the curries..
For me its got to be the samosas and kebabs and legendary mint sauce.. they are truly the best thing about this place and what its reputation UK wide for the last 50 odd years is/was built on.
A couple of samosas and kebabs with mint sauce is all you would require from this establishment to know you've been treated to something special.
NO ONE in the world makes kebabs and samosas like these folk!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Staines, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Distimclty Average experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We went as a party of 6 with an Australian friend to show her what an old Bradford curry restaurant was lie. We found the whole experience average
The food was average

The menu selection average (a tad dated)

The service just about average

The ambiance average

The price average.

It would improve with a deep clean (The carpet has seen better days) and glasses and plates which weren’t chipped and a waiter who could remember to bring us cutelry.

On the plus side the mixed starter was very nice and the fish masala lovely.
The papadoms were crisp with a nice taste. The Chicken Madras was hot and tasty.
The Chicken Korma was made with condensed milk and tasted a little odd to a Western palate
All in all a three star experience- there are a lot better Curry restaurants on Bradford - I am surprised it comes so high in the Trip Advisor “Top restaurants ” in Bradford list.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice breakfast”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Breakfast desi style is nice but a bit oily. Needs to be changed. But otherwise recommended. Tea is nice.

Visited September 2012
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

If you want authentic and traditional Asian cuisine then this is the place. An excellent tasty curry with a good selection to choose from. The service is second to non and nothing is too much trouble for the friendly staff. We are regular visitors and enjoy it every time.
Brilliant!
Tracy and Alison

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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