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“Great Atmosphere”
Review of Tarana

Tarana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $31
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Contemporary, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Tarana is on the site of what was 'Turners' Pub, keeping much of the original external facade. It is only once inside the restaurant, you really appreciate what here, you can explore the stylish, warm and friendly settings we have created to please our guests. Now experience for yourself the exceptional and unique quality we offer by visiting Tarana Restaurant.Our philosophy is simple, it is to transform our passion for Indian food into a totally enjoyable dining experience for our guests. This is achieved by offering a wonderful variety of authentic dishes, presented by attentive staff in a warm and friendly high quality setting.
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Tarana is always busy, especially on a Wednesday when there is entertainment with some very good dancers. There is a a great atmosphere with a real buzz. The menu is comprehensive, the food excellent and the service superb. There is a discount if you travel by taxi, which is a good idea as the car park is much too small.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Michelle W
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TastTheExotic, Manager at Tarana, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Tarana, thank you for your lovely comments regarding our food and service of which we strive to maintain a high standard. We look forward to seeing you again!

Don’t forget to check out our website and/or Facebook page for news and events as well as our website online booking service!

Best Regards,

Jahan
Manager
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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tarana has built up a good reputation but it can do with a hand with prentation of food”
Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

We visited Tarana after hearing so much about this restaurant. Whilst we very much liked the carpark to restaurant, which is grand. After entering the restaurant,we found staff very attentive and welcoming.The restaurant has nice trendy furnishing, which are spaced out and quiet discreet. Our only disappointment would be that the food really needs to be more presentable for a such a award winning restaurant. We would rate the restaurant an average but should they improve on the presentation of the food then our rating will reflect as " excellent" . We will revisit the restaurant in order we may rerate the establishment.

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Thank Amirul786
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TastTheExotic, Manager at Tarana, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Tarana, we strive to maintain a high standard of quality regarding our food and service. We look forward to seeing you again!

Don’t forget to check out our website and/or Facebook page for news and events as well as our website online booking service!

Best Regards,

Jahan
Manager
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very hot food”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Although the service is very good and it has entertainment, I would not recommend this restaurant to someone who is not used to eating very spicy food. When I asked the waiter for the least spicy dish, he suggested one that to me was quite spicy and the next day I had stomach problems. This has happened to me three times now. I have to go there for job purposes from time to time and as I said, good atmosphere and service but very hot food. They should include a mild version of their dishes, which is there according to the menu, but the reality is different.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank M C
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TastTheExotic, Manager at Tarana, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Tarana, we apologise that you did not enjoy our recommendation regarding the food, please make us aware next time. We look forward to seeing you again!

Don’t forget to check out our website and/or Facebook page for news and events as well as our website online booking service!

Best Regards,

Jahan
Manager
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Entertainment..a bonus!!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We booked the Tarana in Turners Hill after enjoying a meal at the Lingfield branch. As this was a birthday celebration we also chose Turners Hill for its Wednesday night entertainment in the form of belly dancers !! When we arrived the large car park was full as was the large restaurant. For a busy restaurant they coped very well with the high demand and we had excellent service. The food was of a high standard with a wide choice. Well done Tarana !!

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank DaisyJ777
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TastTheExotic, Manager at Tarana, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Tarana, especially as a birthday celebration! We look forward to seeing you again!

Don’t forget to check out our website and/or Facebook page for news and events as well as our website online booking service!

Best Regards,

Jahan
Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Tarana..lovely food , clean and well presented thank you”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

My friend and I and our two daughters booked a table last weekend and throuroughly enjoyed our evening thank you. The food was outstanding, table well presented and decor very pleasent. I have to say we would defiantely return again.
My only concern is the staff..although very attentive , not terribly friendly..very hard going for a smile and therefore for some customers , may put them off and not return. We were so busy enjoying our own company and food we lived without the friendliness side of it that certainly was lacking...Otherwise worth an evening out :)

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank FamilyJoy
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TastTheExotic, Manager at Tarana, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Tarana and glad that your friend and daughters enjoyed too. We apologise in regards to your comments about our service, we strive to maintain a high standard of service and this has been noted. We look forward to seeing you again!

Don’t forget to check out our website and/or Facebook page for news and events as well as our website online booking service!

Best Regards,

Jahan
Manager
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