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“The sweets were awful”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Bobby's

Bobby's
Ranked #148 of 1,138 Restaurants in Leicester
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“The sweets were awful”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

I love jilebi and don't often get a chance to eat it. So I was thrilled to see jilebi for sale at Bobby's. Unfortunately it was really rubbish - you could taste the stale oil and the jilebi were inedible.

The savoury items - samosas and snacks - were much better.

Visited January 2014
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English first
United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Clean and Very Good for Snacks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

I have eaten at Bobby's since I was a child and even more recently wanted to take my wife there. I have also tried all the varieties of Sweets such as Barfi and even had the Dhokla's. In my opinion, they do a great range of Indian Mixtures, so if you fancy something savoury and something a bit spicy, their selection should hit the spot. Service is usual for an Indian, not excellent and not poor, just average. Over the years the price of Bobby's has increased, but bearing in mind the ingredients cannot be considered exotic any more and therefore not hard to souce, there should be consistency with this.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank lifeoffood
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“good value and great sweets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

called in for lunch and enjoyed the food ,particularly the Guejarati Aubergine dish. Bought sweets for a family celebration which were great. Particularly pleased that they offered sweets for diabetics so all our family party could be catered for.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank hawkin17
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Watford, Hertfordshire
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Kept Waiting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

We arrived at this restaurant but unfortunately kept waiting for over 20 minutes even though we had pre booked a table. We all shared a starter which was a mixture of dhokla, crispy bhaja, batetawada and stuffed chilli peppers, have to be honest the dhokla was so soft and spongy and melted in the mouth. Shame there was not enough chutney to go round for eight people. For our mains we all ordered the special thali. The order did get a bit mixed up so whilst some of us started to eat our food otherwise it would have got really cold, as when the food did arrive it was luke warm, other’s had to wait which was a shame. Overall the food was good and would recommend to family and friends if in this vicinity.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank TomandJane
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London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good value buffet lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick Sunday lunch and found a buffet which we enjoyed but it was quite potatoe heavy although I have to say the potatoe methi was very very good. The service was quick and sweet and we were pleasantly surprised after reading some of the negative reviews.
The sweets and snacks for sale in the downstairs shop looked great.

Visited November 2013
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Thank aquabell
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