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The Old Police Station | Waterloo Street, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
01952 433055
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If I'm after a great Indian restaurant then the Bilash in Wolverhanpton is my benchmark. The food at Pondicherry isn't as good as theirs however the setting and the environment are a little better. My fish pakora was a little underdone but everything else was fine. Don't expect a cheap meal but it was certainly worth what we paid. The... More 

Thank Nigel C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited on many occasions but it has been 6 months since last visit. There are Indian restaurants in Wellington but we prefer the 12 mile drive to this establishment. It is the Olde Police Station and Courthouse which has maintained many features including the cells. There is a bar downstairs for pre drinks and the restaurant is on... More 

Thank Steve H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This matches the best indian food that you will find anywhere .Nice comfortable setting and friendly enthusiastic staff ,excellent

Thank Margaret M
Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fine (not great but adequate) but the atmosphere was really lacking. Although it was dinner time the sun had not set and the light coming through the windows showed all the faults in decor. Our waiter was more interested in spending time on his mobile phone texting than serving! Such a shame as the theme of this... More 

Thank pelham_11
United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by our b&b owner Tom at ladywood ironbridge What a lovely clean & welcoming place staff was very helpful Shown to a table upstairs it was a lovely decorated room & background music We ordered drinks 2 pints of peroni but when I went to drink mine, it didn't taste quite right one of the waiters came across &... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in on the off change of getting a table during the Ironbridge World heritage festival. I'd heard great reviews from friends in the past and I certainly wasn't disappointed. The architecture of the building is interesting being in a former police station. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and were able to help me find meals that were... More 

Thank steph666t
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pondicherry is recommended by the locals but is a bit pricey-this does not matter if you love a great curry. Service is great-situation is fascinating, this is the old police station.

Thank GerryKent
Telford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best indian meals I've had in a long time. It's an interesting building with so much history to observe. The staff were pleasant and professional. Advisable to pre book as it gets very busy. Would certainly go back.

1 Thank maxi5758
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend and so visited during our stay in Ironbridge. The food was excellent and plentiful! We had the pondicherry naan which were delicious. The staff and manager were both helpful and attentative.

Thank Stephi V
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in ironbridge asked some local people where the best place to eat was and this place was highly recommended It was actually an old converted police station. This place was really special we have never had food like it not your usual indian restaurant it was real fine dining, beautiful food the staff made you feel like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Police Station | Waterloo Street, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ironbridge Gorge  >  Ironbridge
  • Phone Number: 01952 433055

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