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#624 of 1,189 Indian in London
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Reviewed May 31, 2020 via mobile

My family ordered a takeaway from The Oval Tandoori for my birthday. We have been pretty disappointed with the quality of food from our more local Indian takeaways recently so decided to give this one a try. We were not expecting much, but were all...thoroughly impressed! The food arrived on time, was hot and delicious! Will definitely be ordering from here again!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

I have now ate here twice as it’s the closest Indian to my house, both times we have been one of only two tables in the restaurant. On Saturday night I arrived just before 7 to an empty resturant that was being hoovered which I...thought was a little strange. We were seated and half ordered our food when the phone rang and the one waiter left us mid order to answer the phone. The poppadoms came quickly and the sauces are very good, we then had the oval platter to start which was really nice. As we were eating our starter the one waiter that was working then went out to deliver takeaways leaving no one to clear our plates or to serve our next course. People were coming into the restaurant to deliver drinks and wine which again I thought was weird for a Saturday night. Main courses were ok, the lamb curry that I have had one both occasions has been very tough. But aside from this the food is ok. They really need to hire a delivery driver as well as a waiter because it is very strange being in a restaurant alone and having to wait for the waiter to deliver peoples takeaways (20 minutes each time) before you can move on with your meal.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

We stopped at Oval Tandoori tonight after a long drive. The food was exceptional- perfectly spiced and seasoned, tender meat, delicious veg dishes. The owner was kind enough to open slightly early for us to allow us to get out of the rain and the...service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

Our take away this evening was very disappointing . We always have chicken tikka and Bombay potato . The chicken was so chewy and seemed undercooked . The Bombay potato was tasteless . Maybe a change of chef ... but from now on a change...of restaurant for me . Threw most of it away .More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

for some strange reason - on a busy day, they had one waiter taking care of the restaurant. a group of 10 people ahead of us had booked ahead but were being told to split up on two seperate tables - and were getting no...attention at all so they walked off. we were told to order everything together - and to forget condiments etc. BUT he was keen to make our drinks larger (which I assume were high margin - to make up for the 10 customers they had lost). the food, well nothing fantastic. pretty average indian meal cooked by Bangladeshi which meant that the spice blend was not right and Sugar prevalent. Lord only knows how the awards were made. Then again I didn't look closely - perhaps they are awarded by organisations who get paid to make awards and promote the restaurant. Although I noticed they were all old, just like th place. Shame there are no other Indian restaurants nearby.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

We attended having watched a cricket match at the nearby cricket ground. The food was good - it was of a very good, if not outstanding, standard, and was of good portion size and made for a tasty meal. The service was poor. We ate...here on the Gourmet Card, but this was questioned somewhat before being accepted, and the members of staff who attended to us appeared not to be aware of the scheme initially, despite me having phoned in advance and this being the reason we had found the restaurant in the first place.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

We went as a group of 8 tonight and had an amazing meal! We probably weren’t the easiest of customers (all paid separately, lots of different dishes) but our waiter was so lovely and patient and made us feel very welcome. Couldn’t believe the value...for money as well, I feel like we all feasted for just over £10 each (not including beers, which were also pretty good value for London). Particular shout out to the paneer jalfrezi and garlic naan. Looking forward to going back and supporting this local business very soon!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Have eaten here several times and got take away. Usually get the paneer jalfrezi and it has been really good every-time. Manager is friendly and space to walk in.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Ordered a takeaway for two online and went to collect it. The food was ready promptly and my boyfriend and I were really impressed by the service and the staff were all very friendly. Most importantly, the curries were excellent - perfectly spiced and piping...hot. We will be returning!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

I wish I read the reviews before ordering. It was my first and last meal from Oval Tandoori. Smelled appetising but very disappointed. Chewy lamb and chunky onions! Worst Indian I ever had.

Date of visit: November 2018
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