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“Good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gurkha Restaurant

Gurkha Restaurant
Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9AS, England
00441271863287
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Ranked #64 of 95 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
high wycombe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We have visited this restaurant every summer for the past 4 years and have always been satisfied.The buffet style indian,chinese,thai etc caters for everyones tastes and although some dishes are a bit bland most are very good.
The waitress is very friendly but not intrusive and always makes an effort with smaller children.If you like coming out of a restaurant feeling well fed and value for money please give this place a try.We will be back again next summer!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Family friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Family friendly restaurant. Plenty of food with choices of Chinese and Indian food but quality of food was poor

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Gloucester, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“OUT OF THIS WORLD BUFFET!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We were passing this restaurant with family members whilst on holiday and went in for the buffet lunch. I have to say the food and personal service was the best of this kind I have had anywhere for a long time. The variation of tastes was great, with very authentic (rather than heavily creamed or salted) Indian, Thai, Nepalese, Malaysian, and Chinese dishes on offer. Tom Yum - authentic taste - best I've had outside of Thailand/Malaysia. And the Nepalese green lentil dhal was awesome!! There was plenty of freshly cooked Asian food available and needless to say we all went up several times, including my 3 year old granddaughter.
Would go back at the drop of a hat!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Worst meal out I've ever had, appalling!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We tried this restaurant on our recent holiday to Devon, and went on a Sunday lunchtime, there was only 1 other table in place, which made me suspicious. As soon a we looked at the food I knew it wasn't going to good... There was very little choice and half of it was' supposed' roast dinner which was all out of a frozen packet, like a dire canteen, not very 'Asian'? The 2 curries were disgusting, bland with tough chewy meat, the Chinese option was bright red sweet and sour chicken which tasted of nothing. Just the most vile food I've ever eaten, I can't believe they are doing any trade at all. We should have walked out after looking at it, we knew if was going to be awful. My five year old daughter refused to eat any of it apart from the prawn crackers, as was so horrible.

Bottom line don't trust any good reviews on here of the place, people that rate this place can't have ever eaten a decent meal in their life if they think this is good. Have fish and chips instead!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“you will not be hungry when you leave here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Help yourself to as much as you like. Keep going back to fill up again. Food is smashing.

Visited June 2012
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