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The Bay Leaf

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Oldford, Frome BA11 2ND, England
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Frome, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here many times, tried a few other Indians in Frome but none match the consistent quality of food here. King apron biryani is delicious full of big king prawns. Would highly recommend if you want a great Indian in Frome

Thank jsmart9660
Frome, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

New management and new chef but building good momentum of regulars. Wife's birthday treat and have curried favour (sic) as a result. Love the Tarka dal and think the specials are good. Looking for other excuses to visit!

Thank Mark H
Lewes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Went looking for the Bay Leaf for a takeaway and stumbled across the Royal Indigo - both were in the former Ship Inn at Oldford. Not sure why the name has changed (or why they are apparently so coy about it!) but the takeaway meal I had was simply superb and the premises is immaculate. Not many customers there (it... More 

Thank Brymac9
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

The food here is delicious and there is so much choice. The staff couldn't be more helpful. The surroundings could do with refreshing but that does not detract from the experience.

Thank Gill P
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

Sadly this establishment is now closed for good. While it was open I would say that it served some of the nicest food in Frome. Definitely was the best Indian in the town. Wish I got to try more of their dishes...

1 Thank Stevenmcom
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stumbled on this whilst heading into Frome on a Friday around 8pm. Very glad we did. The restaurant was empty, only one couple eating. The menu choice was really good, lots of specials we have not seen before. The food was excellent, extremely tasty and well put together. Not your typical indian restaurant menu or food. Indians are often disappointing,... More 

Thank themogster
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Had a great Indian take-away from the Bay Leaf! Chose it as staying in the nearby Premier Inn. Phoned our order through, picked up 25mins later. We both had the chicken passanda which was great! Lots of chicken in it too which is rare these days (had some really stingy ones recently). My cheese naan was yum too! Would definitely... More 

Thank mike-poldo
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Popped in after seeing it all lit up beautifully at night! No need to book, had lovely table near window, very friendly staff and attentive but not overbearing. Beautiful food, tasted fresh , hot and flavoursome. And very reasonably priced too, next time were down that neck of the woods we will definitely return, thank you.

Thank Peeps19
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant so I would recommend you book. Saying that we didn't and they managed to squeeze a family of four in with minimal wait. Nice tasting food it's clear to see they use quality ingredients and it has a large selection on the menu so you're likely to find something you would enjoy. Excellent portion... More 

Thank Kirsty C
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of the knowll hill, the place to stay, guest house as being one of his favourite Indian restaurants. We went on Sunday evening and it was buffet night. Food was nice, staff attentive and helpful. Reasonably priced.

1 Thank Sallylesko1

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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 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oldford, Frome BA11 2ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Frome
  • Phone Number: 01373-47-48-25
Was previously The Ship Inn

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