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“A Friendly Welcome and Superb Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Exotic Dining

The Exotic Dining
3-5 Newland street | 1st Floor, Kettering NN16 8JH, England
01536411176
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Ranked #2 of 149 Restaurants in Kettering
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Fusion food indian restaurant, a nouvelle cuisine. Exquisite tastes and impeccable presentation. Catering for all tastes, mild yet tasty to spicy and exotic.
Burton Latimer
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5 restaurant reviews
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“A Friendly Welcome and Superb Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This restaurant is unusual: it can easily be missed because it is situated above a large shop. In its unassuming entrance, we were met by a broad, nicely carpeted staircase (a stair-lift is installed). At the top of the stairs, we were met by a friendly member of staff who shook us by the hand.

The menu is varied and imaginative; however, more traditional dishes are readily available. We both opted for a vindaloo. This was delicious, but we felt that it was the hottest vindaloo we had ever had.

We could not eat all of our food and, this was a first, the waiter offered to put the remainder in a plastic take-away container.

On leaving, our hands were heartily shaken again.

We will return!

  • Visited June 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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English first
Kettering, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Kettering is Exotic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Exotic Dining has an amazing menu. They have Game, including Grouse and Woodcock (when in season) They have an extensive seafood menu including Goan fish curry and also Lobster (better than just your usual King Prawn). The Staff are extremely friendly and are attentive without being too eager to please. I have been several times since they opened and the food has been impeccable each time. They are very accommodating, whether you are a large group of rowdy blokes or a couple having a quiet meal, they are very happy to see you and make sure that you have the best time possible. They really like to see people having fun and that creates a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The location is the only drawback, but its not actually a drawback. It's by a bus stop and it is up a flight of stairs. It may look inauspicious but the food that awaits you at the top of the stairs will be a delightful surprise ( there is a stanner stair lift if stairs are not your thing).
They could do a bit more with the wine menu and perhaps offer a selection of microbrewed ales and ciders, real fruit juice and the puddings are a let down ( the usual stuff).
It is definitely the best restaurant in town and is definitely a destination restaurant.
Exiting menu, Great service, Very good value, and consistent. I'll will not be going anywhere else for a curry.

  • Visited March 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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UK
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Simply excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Can't fault it at all, best Indian food we've ever tasted, all courses spot on, Nil Giri Machli was amazing, and the best Peshwari naan I've ever had.
Service brilliant, in short, perfect!

Visited June 2013
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice food, good service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Attentive service, very accommodating. Lovely food. Would definitely go back. Would recommend. Good atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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EAST MIDLANDS
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Simply The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Revisited Exotic Dining last night and took some friends for their first visit.The food was exceptional and the friends said it was the best Indian food they had ever eaten.Hard to disagree.
There is a fantastic choice of exciting dishes to choose from,beautifully prepared and presented. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 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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