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“Best curry in the area!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Gurkha

Royal Gurkha
69 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, England
01243849276
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Ranked #19 of 120 restaurants in Bognor Regis
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Indian, Nepali
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Indian Restaurant in Bognor Regis. Indian & Nepalese Cuisine Specialists.
Sussex
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best curry in the area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This restaurant is consistently good - always lovely food and brilliant service. It does get busy (they do takeaway too) and occasionally slow with the food but it's worth the wait!
I love their vegetarian dhansak and the house white wine tastes great. Overall, really good value for money.
The staff are attentive and always super polite and friendly. Don't be put off by the location or decor :)

  • Visited November 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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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Due to an unexpected and late stay in Bognor, I was recommended to this restaurant by a local publican who had stopped serving food.

I was given a warm welcome and made to feel at home - always useful when dining alone on business. The quality of the food was excellent and reasonably priced, with a wide and varied selection.

Try it,...you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food if you like 'Middle of the Road' Indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

On Sundays they do a fixed price buffet which is great if you want to try something different. The only problem is that if they're really busy, the starters run out very quickly and you can wait a while for refills. So, best if you don't go on Mother's Day as we did!

Their a la carte menu is good and the prices are keen. The only problem, as others have said, is that the service can be really poor if you catch them at a busy time.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding Cuisine and Exceptional Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I passed by and noticed the menu outside so booked for my wife and myself for that evening - we were not disappointed. The greeting was warm and friendly, the atmosphere relaxing and convivial, the service fast and efficient, the cuisine outstanding and the value was truly exceptional. The menu is a mix of Nepalese and Indian cuisines - my wife stuck mainly to Indian (with a bottle of wine) while I went for Nepalese (with Nepalese beer). We dine out at least twice a week, frequently at Indian restaurants, but both of us really enjoyed the culinary experience of the Royal Gurkha. We both had poppadoms and pickles, starters, mains, sides and naans - none of which we could fault. With such generous portions neither of us could clear our plates and the remainder was boxed up for us to take away. The manager came over to chat to us for a good ten minutes and answered our questions about Nepalese food, etc. as well as chatting generally about the restaurant trade. Altogether a delightful evening and a great culinary experience we can't wait to enjoy again on our next return to Bognor.

  • Visited December 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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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Really slow service, dreadful management but tasty food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We booked a table for four at 7 pm on a Saturday. The restaurant was far from busy, but the service was awful. The starters only arrived because, after an hour, we chased them up. There is a continual stream of noisy takeaway customers whilst you are eating. Eventually one of the waiters asked if he could get us a drink free of charge to make up for the delays. We asked for coffee, but this took so long we gave up!
I recommend you give this restaurant a wide berth: there are much better locally.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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