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“After work get together.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dabbawal

Dabbawal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“After work get together.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

A group of work colleagues came here mid week after work. The place was fairly busy at around 8pm when we arrived. Located down an alley way, one might not find this place too easily. However, do check it out. As there were 7 of us here we opted for the sides and tapas / starters. Their menu does recommend 3 per person so we made sure that we ordered enough. Portions, I felt, were perhaps a little small, unless you opted for the big eat option. The food was well presented, and tasted good. Suitably spiced for those who perhaps do not like overly spicy food. I got around this by asking for a side of fresh chopped chilies. Drink prices were on par with most restaurants. £3 - 5 for a beer. £15 pounds for a bottle of wine. I would certainly recommend this place for a night out.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Nice outside space”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

I came with 4 friends when our first choice let us down (Brandling Arms - terrible customer service recieved). We had a drink outside whilst a food table came available. We had poppadoms and chutneys to start - very nice selection!! For mains we shared 3 rice and a chefs bread selection with a main each and that was a good amount of food (and it included 2 boys and girls who can eat!!). The food isn't too hot (unless you want it to be) and everyone enjoyed it.

The service was very attentive (sometimes a little too much with all three staff members checking on us)

It is tucked away down a little back street but this is great as you feel really separated from the main street. - Recommend!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jen32B
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Sheffield
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fab!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Really interesting dishes. Recommends 3 starters and side if not having trad starter/main. We were stuffed! Very tasty and unusual dishes. Very enjoyable. Clever decor in and out.

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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

A lunchtime visit which yielded a wonderfully tasty meal. The lassis are particularly lovely.
A lunchtime special deal would have possibly made it 5 stars.

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderfully different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Been here twice now for work functions. Chef special on both occasions. Food was fantastic. Hoping to visit with husband next time.

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Thank CarolGair
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