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53-57 High Street, Newington ME9 7JJ, England
+44 1795 842540
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Feb 26, 2014
“Lovely restaurant and tasty food”
Feb 17, 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
53-57 High Street, Newington ME9 7JJ, England
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Visited on a Tuesday evening when the restaurant was very quiet. Nicely decorated and comfortable surroundings with a refreshingly different menu from the norm. Street food starters were all delicious and main courses nicely spiced, good flavour and well presented. After having a few disappointing...More

2  Thank tillytaf
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

The food just wasn't very good, service was even worse. I feel I was ignored and it wasn't even busy. I used to be a waitress so I hate leaving bad reviews but I had such a terrible experience, I had to. I know some...More

3  Thank Nutella1987
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Vari used to be the best Indian restaurant in Kent, but took a turn down market. Lets hope that the new incarnation is a fresh start

5  Thank Fussymare-upchurch
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We went for my birthday treat when the staff found out the reason and that we were new they gave us free tasters and a drink, The seconded time we went for the Same reason it was not so nice we waited a long time...More

2  Thank Sally P
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Best indian restaurant outside London.we would not go anywhere else for an Indian dinner.The staff are very welcoming and friendly,keep up the good work.

2  Thank Diane S
Reviewed December 15, 2013

For car parking - use the Scout public car park which is no fee and literally a 1 minute walk away. The building is really lovely and decoration is good, though the table for two by the open empty fireplace needs something... is a bit...More

5  Thank jotoole2
Reviewed December 6, 2013

I went to Vari last night with some friends. It had been recommended and the menu looked interesting. I agree with a previous reviewer that it is not your usual Indian Restaurant but not that the menu was limited and 'somewhat strange'. I found that...More

5  Thank scruffykaz
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We've visited Vari many times before and always found it superb. We couldn't say the same this time. We visited on a Saturday night at 8pm. The service throughout the evening was poor. We had to ask four times for a wine glass! The menus...More

1  Thank Stumpy74
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

went t vari last night had punjabi chicken it was lovely my wife had the venison as usual the food was to die for we love coming to this restaurant that we don't go anywhere else now as we enjoy it so much here.the staff...More

2  Thank Wood50
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Loved the decor. Loved the bar area. Loved the ambience. The menu is limited and somewhat strange, but the food is nice enough. Bit expensive. There was not enough staff one most seemed to be new. that said, the staff there worked really hard though....More

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$12 - $21
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  • Address: 53-57 High Street, Newington ME9 7JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Newington
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 842540
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