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“Very nice” 4 of 5 stars
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Gurkha
2-3 Market Street, Barnstaple EX31 1BX, England
01271 377665
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Ranked #15 of 103 restaurants in Barnstaple
Cuisines: Indian, Nepali
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Bath
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We were looking for a decent Indian restaurant in Barnstaple and settled on this one after getting a recommendation from a taxi driver and paying attention to which Indian restaurant the Tourist Information Officer mentioned first (they're not allowed to recommend places). This was the Officer who has eaten out in Barnstaple, the other one told us he only eats what his wife cooks. Anyway, we were not disappointed - the restaurant staff made us a window table reservation at short notice, and the service once we were there was really really good. The food was also very nice, with a wide range of dishes and all with lots of flavour. If you like fluffy peshwari naans then don't get them here, as they're rather flat, but they tasted fine and that's the only thing I could criticise. Seemed to be a popular place, and I can see why.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Must say this has got to be one of the best Indian meals I've ever eaten. The meat was all cooked to perfection and everything was piping hot. The only downside was there wasn't any choice of pudding just ice cream.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Great restaurant with wonderful service, delicious food and a nice atmosphere. Just off the main strip so a good place to have a relaxing meal. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

On the recommendation of TripAdvisor we had dinner courtesy of the Gurkha last night. We left it too late to eat in so ordered a take out. We found the staff to be very friendly, the food was punctual and very, very tasty. We will certainly be using this restaurant again and hopefully to eat in. The vegetables in particular were cooked so well and you could distinguish between them, unlike so many other places were there are served as something resembling 'slush'.

Thumbs up for the Gurkha - thank you!

  • Visited August 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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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Top curry house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We were given 3 local recommendations to this place which were backed up when we got there. Lovely staff and amazing food, just don't order too much as they give you lots and it is all fantastic.

  • Visited August 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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