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Indian, Balti
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
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Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

Totally disappointed ... what’s happened ? Been coming here on and off for many years but after tonight we will think twice about returning. Whilst the restaurant has great style , lovely furnishing , crisp linen and generally great cleanliness. The food was below average...Ordered several main dishes , chicken delivered in all of them missing , lamb and vegetarian .... one chicken dish had 3 pieces of chicken which was very tasty , but the remainder of the dish was onion and onion and more onion ! Coconut rice was tasteless , dry and disappointing. All in all we came out disappointed , and I personally hungry which is a first for me as I usually need a sleep After my meal ☹️ whilst they never charged us for the chicken dish which was just full of onion and should have been a lamb dish , I’m not impressed by this. I shouldn’t be expected to pay for a dish we didn’t order and the dish was just FULL of onions. So whilst I paid in full and left £5 tip ... I sadly will not be returning. Little India I have been coming here for over 10 years , have always had the best food best service etc but this was shocking tonight ... totally gutted. ☹️More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 13, 2020 via mobile

After a a couple of visits to other Indian restaurants in the area we have decided this is THE best around. Great choice of dishes with real depth of flavour lacking in so many Indian restaurants. Great service and our regular Sunday evening treat.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2020

Starter did not arrive apparently they had ordered 2 mains for 1 person when ordered main arrived it was chicken but prawns ordered in a sizzling dish which was nowhere in sight they thought it ok for my partner to eat his meal with shared...rice and veg While the meal I ordered was being cooked when my meal arrived not as ordered not eaten as not what was ordered their only compensation was to knock off glass of wine that wasn’t drunk due to not eating meal hugely disappointing meal as it was my birthday such a shame will never eat here againMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

I booked online and received a telephone call within minutes to discuss and confirm arrangements. We used the sanitiser as we entered and received a warm, friendly greeting and shown to our table by a window, which I'd asked for. Tables were properly spaced and...everywhere was spotlessly clean. Drinks and poppadoms were quickly served. Timing of our main courses was just right and wow what fabulous flavours. Generous portion size, and absolutely delicious. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and lit with a warm ambience that is conducive to conversation and general enjoyment. We'll return soon. Warmly recommended. Clive.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

Pretty good COVID systems in place. Tables spread out well. Some waiters not wearing masks properly, though. It’s a very lovely building and the interior is fabulous and creates a great atmosphere. Service was fairly slow, but as we were in no rush that was...ok. However, the service was not very attentive at all. They didn’t ask how our food was until the very end, they didn’t ask if we wanted more drinks (ended up with one drink all night), and no general interest being shown. On leaving there was no “Thank you, etc” Drinks: £4.50 for Cokes, which were warm and flat. Good: The food was presented very nicely with lots of colour and looked great, but I was really disappointed just how average the food tasted (the main courses could be described as being bland). I guess we were expecting something special., especially when you’re paying more than other Indian restaurants. Verdict: A very nice setting and great interior, however, with very average food and average service, it was not good value for money.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020

We booked online and received a confirmation email but on arrival to the restaurant they didn’t have a note of our booking. Apparently this is a common problem that the owners are aware of but have failed to fix. The website booking system doesn’t work....We were however found a table that was very quickly cleaned for us and popadums and drinks were brought out quickly and were good. After the dishes were cleared though there was a 30 min wait until our order was taken. We went on a Wednesday during the eat out to help out scheme and despite the restaurant being completely full there were only 3 wait staff. Once our order was taken the food was ok if a little in the cold side. We also requested a jug of water 3 times but didn’t get one at all. By the time we left, other customers were complaining about the wait times and their meals and the waiters were arguing with each other due to the stress of trying to get to everyone. There was also a buildup of dirty tables waiting to be cleared and one of the waiters was walking around the entire time with his mask under his chin! When the bill arrived a 10% service charge had automatically been added for which the waiter apologised and said he couldn’t override it on the till. Needless to say we didn’t pay it. This was our second visit to Little India, the first was a Sunday buffet that was only adequate but we thought we’d give them another try. I wish we hadn’t.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 21, 2020

Always a great meal,food first class,and excellent service.Been coming here for years and it never disappoints,10/10

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 17, 2020

Visited 16/07. First visit and pleased we chose this restaurant. Great service and the food was exceptional. Left with a complimentary bottle of wine as it was our anniversary. Will be returning very soon. Alan

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 14, 2020

I came here for dinner with my family recently following the lockdown. We really enjoyed our meals and the service was great. We felt that our table was very clean and safely distanced from other tables. All staff were wearing masks and kept a safe...distance. Very enjoyable experience and our first out of lockdown!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

We really love the Sunday buffet here. The flavours are deep and subtle and a world away from many Indian restaurants. We are lucky that it's our local.

Date of visit: February 2020
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July 31, 2020|
Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Yes Little India is a/conditioned
May 22, 2017|
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Response from J_dubbs7 | Reviewed this property |
The menu includes non-meat dishes but as for a strict vegan diet you would be best to phone the restaurant and ask.
February 16, 2015|
Response from derekw23 | Reviewed this property |
Their menu is on the web have a look.
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