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The Monsoon

Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
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163 St. Albans Road | Watford High Street, Watford WD24 5BD, England
01923 464658
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb service Excellent Pimms in an Indian restaurant !!🍸🍸 Above average meal Especially loved the courgette side dish

Thank davethedrill
Watford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

5 out of 5 for hygiene by environmental health, for a start - unlike lots of other local indian restaurants. Easy to order, and they deliver. The food was a cut above any other Indian I've had in watford. The chicken seemed to have been properly marinated, rather than just dumped in the sauce at the last minute. Avoided the... More 

Thank gschaltung
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place after seeing reviews on trip advisor and sad to say it was bitterly disappointing. I've never had a crunchy rice before (tasted old not undercooked) and my friend ordered a tikka masala which was most definitely not a masala but more like a Korma.. I ordered a lamb madras which was bland and watery.. The best thing... More 

Thank Lamb32
Watford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Best Indian in Watford by a mile - the food doesn't taste re heated like the other 100 Indian restaurants in watford. Meat is cooked well and tastes really nice. For 2 of us it came to £45 - we had starters, mains, sides, a bottle of wine and a couple of beers. really good value for money. the only... More 

Thank Ryan P
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This is, by far, our favourite Indian restaurant in Watford. Family run, the staff are knowledgable, very warm and friendly and they go out of their way to help you choose the best option to match your taste - including your kids'. The food is fresh and delicious. As stated on their website: 'Each dish is prepared to order, either... More 

Thank Sergio P
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Having tried almost all of the Indian restaurants in Watford, I can easily say that The Monsoon is one of the very best! I have been a frequent customer for many years, and have also visited since they moved location. The food is of an excellent standard, the staff are great, and the price is very reasonable! I very rarely... More 

Thank Ciara2707
Watford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We ate here for the first time since Monsoon moved to its new location.The staff were warm, welcoming and smiling. The dips for the poppadums were the best ever and the quality and tastiness of the main courses were superb. Everything was freshly cooked, delicately spiced and not greasy - so different from food in other Indian restaurants in the... More 

Thank Jilly212
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Our first time visit to this Restraunt tucked away on the main stretch of the high street near the pond , monsoon offers a nice menu with a lot of options we had the the normal popadoms but the dips you get we're very nice indeed with home made dip authentic , we skip starters , & went straight to... More 

Thank trevmyster
Watford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Somehow i can always tell how good an Indian restaurant experience is going to be from the quality of the pickles and papadoms that one gets when you arrive. At Monsoon one of the pickles was a beautiful homemade cucumber and onion type and it was so good, I knew the rest of the meal would be excellent. Our starter... More 

Thank stringz23
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

I was sad to see Monsoon had moved from St Albans Rd but when I went to the new location on The Parade this evening it looked smart, the food is divine and the service was friendly as ever. I'll be back very soon.

Thank Joanna K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 St. Albans Road | Watford High Street, Watford WD24 5BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: 01923 464658

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