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“Excellent food in a unique environment”

Surma Valley Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 25 Restaurants in Fordingbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Balti
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a unique environment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We recently visited the Surma valley on recommendation and were not disappointed. Its an old thanched property which has been tastefully refurbished, it has a very nice ambiance and irritating music - just a really nice buzz of people enjouying themselves. We chose to visit on a Saturday evening, and booked, which was a good job as they were packed out. Popadums and pickles and drinks arrived very quickly - but from then on the service was quite slow - even taking the order. But having said that they were incredibly busy on the take away side as well. I choose my favorite, a biriyani which was delighful having pomegranate seeds in the mix which gave an extra dimension. Excellent food - we will certainly go back with friends

  • Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
bournemouth
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Visited this restaurant on several occasions and have always been very happy with the quality of the food, great selection, very good service, and not overly expensive, would highly recommend this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Greg C
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Enticing menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

A beautiful building and exciting menu. Service was relaxed and efficient and the food was delicious. The level of the menu was better than most Indian restaurants with all the basics and loads of specials not usually found. All the food well cooked. We had starter and mains and hubby had a couple of beers, it was a rare occassion when I was driving so he made the most of it.

In all it cost aout £45 for the two of us.

My only fault and it may be because we ate early on a Sunday at 18:00 but there was no atmosphere and the layout of the restaurant made it difficult to attract a waiter. Overall this was a very minor thing because the food was delicious.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Sharpe26
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent taste of india”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Was recommended this indian restaurant by our holiday hosts and also by family who live quite local and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent with a wide and varied menu and thw waiters were attentive but not overpowering, will definately be returning on our next visit to the new forest.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Andy S
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mon 29th July 2013”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is the second time we have eaten here this year. On both occasions you could not fault the attentive service, the waiters are very well trained and look great in their uniforms.
The first time we went we were blown away by the food, it was literally spectacular & we came away raving about our experience. On this occasion the food was still good but seemed to lack the depth of spice we were expecting. Everything seemed quite mild. Having said that it was very enjoyable evening and I would go back. Very interesting to be eating Indian food in such a traditional English olde-worlde cottage but it works well!

  • Visited July 2013
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