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“Best Indian in Ringwood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of India Cottage

India Cottage
35 Christchurch Road, New Forest National Park, Ringwood BH24 1DG, England
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Ranked #16 of 55 Restaurants in Ringwood
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Indian in Ringwood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Well worth a visit if you're after aromatic spices and a tasty selection of perfectly cooked indian cuisine. Lovely little restaurant with a great outdoor area, friendly staff and good service. The takeaway's just as good.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“One of the best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I only gave 4 stars as I only had a takeaway, so can't comment on service and atmosphere. Coming from the midlands where there are more curry houses than pubs, I feel fairly qualified to comment on the quality of a good curry. This was excellent!!!!....One of the tastiest curries I have ever had. A very pleasent surprise!...THANKS!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic food but service lacking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

The food at India Cottage is exquisite - not your bog standard curry rather a fresh, unique and unbelievably tasty menu. Daily specials, house specials and old favourites. The Taka Taka lamb is a particular favourite.
My quibble is over the service, we have been a number of times and it is consistently lacking. Big gaps between ordering or courses, lack of attentiveness, just generally lacking. If the service was improved it would get 5 stars.

Visited May 2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Indian food with a difference”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was a Friday and we were visiting the Ringwood/Ferndown area and fancied a curry. We happened to come across this little hidden gem . . . not easy in the one-way system if one isn't familiar with Ringwood.
Cosy and quirky and obviously, popular. The food was not your usual, mass-produced dishes. The menu is quite different with more emphasis on taste and subtle flavours than spicy and hot dishes.
The lamb and orange was very tasty as was the chicken and papaya. The dishes LOOKED different . . . a mouth-watering offering of good food and generous portions.
There's a Pay & Display car park, opposite, down a narrow road next to the Italian restaurant and hairdresser's.
Visit here if you want something different and inviting.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Dreadful meal”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and only have had good things to say about it, but I went with my partner on Thurday and it was dreadful, the two guys that were running it that evening were awful to say the least, waiting ages for the food to come and then literally throwing it on the table, one in particular was really quite rude, and huffed and puffed any time you needed to talk to him, the food was not up to scratch either, my partner commented that the Sag Aloo was really rather dry, they guy said, its supposed to be dry if you wanted it more saucy you should have said, my partner has had it in this resstaurant on many occassions, but it has never been dry like it was that evening, my chicken Jalfrezi in a very watery non descript sauce, and was told that how it should be, if they dont want comments then they should not ask if your meal is ok, as all he wanted to do was argue with us,I only hope this is a blip and not the way forward as there are a few Indian restaurants to eat in in Ringwood, and if people get treated this way and the food is not up to scratch, they will go else where and after Thursdays meal I may do the same.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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