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“Excellent value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pir Mahal

Pir Mahal
78 Brandon St, Hamilton ML3 6AG, Scotland
01698 284 090
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Ranked #48 of 95 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Went for the buffet meal. Great choice of meat and vegetable dishes. Service was pleasant and efficient. Would happily visit again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic indian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This place never fails to come up trumps. The food is fabulous and very tasty - we always go for the buffet option - the poppadoms are lovely and crispy, tasty spicy onions and dips that we help ourselves to. Starters to share are brought to the table all freshly cooked. The buffet option has something for everyone with 9 different dishes along with rice and nan bread. The staff are friendly and it airs a lovely relaxed ambiance. Don't miss this wee gem of a place - you won't be disappointed

Visited September 2013
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lanarkshire
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101 reviews 101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Good food.. No atmosphere!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Went here Friday night as tried to get into Bombay cottage and was an hrs wait for a table ... Had heard it had been done up and that it was good.. Food was fresh enough and tasty but small main course portion... Lighting in place is so wrong.. Which takes away from ambience and staff weren't overly friendly either... Was a bit like sittin in a works canteen... Sorry but Bombay has an hr wait.. This place was nearly empty.. Says it all...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Motherwell
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“An old friend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I have been coming to the Pir Mahal since the day it opened more than 30 years ago.
Much quieter now than in the early days.
Lunch menu continues to be good value - portions are ideal for that time of day.
Staff have always been very attentive to us and have always been pleased to see us.
Much better than it looks from the outside.

  • Visited September 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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“Service with a smile.....not”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We went to the pir mahal as part of a groupon deal. I am glad we did and hadn't paid full price or I would have been seriously disappointed. We booked our table for 8pm on a sunday. The starters were lovely and while the choice of food for the main course was good and what currys that were in the buffet were nice, the rice had obviously been sitting for hours as it was crispy and there wasn't a lot of it. The naan bread was also rock solid and it must have been there for the same length of time as the rice. The waiting staff hardly mustered a smile and didn't seem interested in looking after the guests, instead preferring to chat to each other. They could also do with keeping an eye on the food that is part of the buffet to ensure it remains fresh and appealing looking. This restaurant has the potential to be very good, if only they had a much higher level of customer service. I won't be returning any time soon.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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