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“A very good curry house” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bengal Brasserie

Bengal Brasserie
Ranked #148 of 521 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Didcot, Oxon
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A very good curry house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We first visited the Bengal Brasserie a few years ago, having come across it by chance during a vist to Bath. Having decided to stay in Bath again, I was keen to see if the restaurant was still there. I was slightly dubious about the mixed reviews given on this site but we decided to go anyway and I'm glad we did. Although the restaurant was very quiet, we had a very good time. The food was what we expected (no fancy takes on old favourites) and in fact the portions were so big we struggled to eat it all. The manager and staff were very friendly and we were made to feel at home. Having been to some high end curry houses, we've found that the interior decoration often outdoes the quality of the food and service, but the Bengal Brasserie does exactly what it says on the tin and is very good value for money. A must for proper curry lovers!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely starter but all down hill from there.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Went on a Sunday night at 7.30. Very disconcerting to go into a restaurant to find you are the only ones there (but because of it's basement location, once we went in and down the stairs I felt it would be too rude to walk back out again - big mistake). We ordered the mixed starter which was quite tasty and had us excited about our mains. What a let down. Two different curries that were hard to really taste any real difference between. The meat was chewy, and the curry was like thick goo. I am surprised to read positive reviews about this place and find it very hard to believe that this is Bath's best Indian, if it is poor Bath. Waiters were friendly though, which is just as well as the service charge was not optional.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Bath
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Lovely food, great service and blows the over-trumped Eastern eye out of the sky.

Visited January 2012
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“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Yesterday i've been to Bengal brasserie and this was my first visit it was quiet in there but the decorationwas very nice. the service was excellent the food was very tasty. I was recommended a curry which was very nice I forgot the name of the curry but it was very ideal. I will always recommend every one to visit the place at least once to see for your self.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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“Good Old-Fashioned Indian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

There are some mixed reviews for this place, but I've been there three times now and would happily recommend it to anyone looking for decent Indian food. It's not as showy or glitzy as some of the other Indian restaurants in Bath, but not every meal out has to be a special occasion, and I'm glad Bath retains smaller and less glamorous places like this.

Cellar dining isn't for everyone, and the stairs don't provide great access for everyone, but once inside you'll find a cosy and quiet dining area comprised of some booths and a few larger tables. This is ideal for smaller groups, couples and family meals as well as late-night revellers. The decor is hardly up to date, but everything is clean and the atmosphere is welcoming. You may find the place fairly empty away from the weekend, but don't be put off.

The food is very plentiful and really good, comparing favourably with most competitiors in Bath where you might pay more. Tandoori dishes sizzle their way out from the kitchen on the serving trolley, catching everyone's attention. Curries, side dishes and sundries are all well presented, colourful and tasty.

The staff do everything you'd expect, providing relaxed yet efficient service.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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