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Award winning Chef and Management team have taken the helm of the oldest and most prestigious Indian Restaurant in Darlington. A Classic Indian Restaurant with opulent surroundings, amazing food and great service. AKBAR THE GREAT; ENJOY THE DIFFERENCE.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered a takeaway from here last night Nov 9th.Arrived on time, very happy with the food, ordered chicken tikka masala, lamb bhuna, garlic mushrooms and a Naan bread,no complaints from us

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

Been wary of going out due to COVID, went to my favourite place. Nothing to be wary about, great social distancing, everyone wearing masks and clean restaurant and fresh food. Brilliant.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 22, 2020 via mobile

Had a great meal inside and asked the manager to make me a original dish and he recommended the “nawabi khana” which literally means food fit for a king! My god did it live up to its name! The spices were delicate yet singular ingredients...on my tastebuds. This place has literally become my new face place in town!! Prices are very reasonable and staff are very efficient and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble! Can’t wait to visit the lads again!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020

If we lived closer, we would be here alot! This was one of those curries which was a "wow" moment. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend!!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

Superb Indian, great service, traditional (anglicised) menu but with some great special regional dishes. (I had the Afghani which was like a Pathia but a richer, thicker sauce.) Good value and great atmosphere/decor. Thoroughly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

We had a meal here for the bank holiday weekend and was surprised with how nice it was. Lamb was perfectly cooked and the onion bhajis are to die for! The garlic and cheese nan is the best i have had in a long time....Will definitely be back soonMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

Had a sit in. Food was ok, however given the high Tripadviser rating expected a lot better. Felt the Tandoori Prawns was overpriced at £13.75 given the portion size. Wouldn’t rush back. Sure would be a good takeaway option.

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

food was absolutely incredible! By far the best curry in Darlington. Staff are absolutely lovely, we felt so welcome. Decor is lovely and fresh with lovely background music. We can't wait to come back!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

I’ve tried Akbar the Great a few times now and the food is always outstanding! On this occasion I had a super sizzler to share (photo) followed by a chicken Thakur & mushroom rice. 😍unreal!!! If you haven’t tried Akbar the Great yet, your defo...missing out. Best Indian in Darlington in my opinion. Thank you, see you for another delicious meal soon 😁More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

Great in the name, Great in Food and Great in Service. Very professional, all the necessary precaution put in. Felt safe and was looked after very well.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Response from rawspaws | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is one step as you enter the restaurant but for a total wheelchair user the toilets are inaccessible due to steps within the restaurant.
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