We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“close earlier if you want to go home fellas!”
Review of India Palace

India Palace
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“close earlier if you want to go home fellas!”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

We got here really late. They say they open until 11.30 and we rolled up after the pub at 11.15. No-one else was in the place, and we said that we'd rather do a take-away if they were in a urry to close up.

"No no my friend, we are here for hours to come, no problem. . . ."

They'd obviously closed the kitchens down, then re-opened them for us. If they want to go home earlier, just close earlier and try to avoid grabbing £25 off someone but please don't charge £1 (each!!) for pickle-tray items and cold poppadums, then re-heat soggy Naan bread, microwave mushroom pilau into a tepid sticky mess then stand over us like three vultures waiting for prey to die so we would finish up and leave.

In the end, fed up of having an audience of three waiters itching to lock the doors, we had the whole lot put into takeaway cartons and ate in our hotel room with borrowed cutlery.

The lamb rogan josh was sinewy mutton, but my girlfriends Chicken Dupiaza was quite tasty.

All in all I think this place COULD be OK if one goes at a sensible hour. They just threw microwaved crap at us for revenue raising purposes. It is desparate. Please don't do it to anyone else!!

  • Visited October 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Tom h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

128 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    76
    34
    5
    7
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great little Indian”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Live in Wotton and use this regularly both for sit down but more often for takeaway. Great food and service and have never been disappointed. Have friends who have lived in Wotton for years who avoided the place due to poor experiences in the past but all who have eaten there in the past couple of years due to pressure from me have been very impressed and continue to eat there now.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank BristolHound
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Tasty food, and that's all that really matters”
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Went there for our anniversary. Staff were polite though some of them appeared to struggle with our requests because of their standard of English.

The food was delicious. We had a chicken madras (perfect) and korai chicken (tasty but quite oily). Rice dishes were very good as was the naan. Also tried their Bombay aloo. Not quite spicy enough for my liking but tasty nonetheless.

I would definitely go again and try something else from their vast menu. Nice little place.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank mcjools
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
wooton under edge
Level Contributor
29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“not bad”
Reviewed January 22, 2010

The menu is extensive, which normally means all the meals taste the same but not here, the variety in flavours is impressive. The vindalo is fantastic. Could do with more local support so give it a go. I think you will enjoy it.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank lyn1900
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed India Palace also viewed

Wotton-under-Edge, Cotswolds
Wotton-under-Edge, Cotswolds
 
Wotton-under-Edge, Cotswolds
Wotton-under-Edge, Cotswolds
 

Been to India Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing