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Maha - Bharat

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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52 Torwood Street, Torquay TQ1 1DT, England
01803 215 541
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The curry was quite nice, the service was okay. We thought it a bit pricey for what it was. We live in Surrey and our Indian restaurants offer better food for less money

Thank Angela H
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Maha based on TA reviews and wasn't disappointed - my father has a decent prawn massala and my lamb biryani was lovely. Unpretentious place, good food and attentive staff, would definitely recommend.

Thank Ian S
Studley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant on a Monday night so business was a little quiet. This meant that the service was really good and everything went well but we were not rushed. We had two different courses (a biryani and a balti vindaloo) and both were cooked to perfection and plentiful. The decor was the usual except for a massive... More 

Thank Allenandmo
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic meal. Didn't book but fitted in. Excellent bhajis, curry, pickles and service! Best curry I have had in many months. Recommended by hotel owner and absolutely correct. Cannot recommend this place more highly.

Thank E J
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely popular restaurant with authentic tasting Indian food. Our meal was nicely cooked and presented well. The staff were very pleasant.

Thank LynneBeaumont
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have searched long & hard for a decent Indian in Torbay since we arrived from London five years ago - this is not it. The food was just tasteless - Tarka Dahl without any spices, over thick curries, tough meat....... The restaurant looked like something from the 70s - the massive fish tank with so few live fish in... More 

Thank Anniemop
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146 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had very nice meals here; lots of different curry options, including a few we hadn't heard of before. Extensive drinks menu, and really good service. A top spot if you feel like curry.

Thank michaelpQ4942DB
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had already ordered my meal with a waiter who hailed from Europe and as it was his second night he didn't really know his way around the menu. When we were served our drinks by one of the more established staff I asked him if there was anything he would recommend which he did. I subsequently asked if I... More 

Thank stuart j
London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had had superb meals here 10 years ago so whilst staying in Teignmouth we drove 10 miles to have a meal here, arrived 30 minutes after opening time, entered restaurant only to be told "the chef is ill, would you mind waiting half an hour?" We left deeply disappointed, only one chef? Should have switched the "open" sign off.

Thank Jeffw661
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Place. I have been a regular visitor to this restaurant for many years. Raj and his staff and warming and friendly. The food is to always excellent and freshly cooked. The cosy atmosphere with the huge sea water aquarium has to be experienced. Prices are very reasonable too! Highly Recommended.

Thank Benny2shoes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Torwood Street, Torquay TQ1 1DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 01803 215 541

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?