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“Nice setting, terrible food”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Jinnah

Jinnah
Ranked #118 of 437 Restaurants in Harrogate
Price range: $20 - $29
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Manchester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Nice setting, terrible food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

We visited for the buffet, the setting was nice and the staff were really friendly, however the food was terrible. We ordered vegetarian starters, which the waiter confirmed, but were bought a plate of chunks of fried meat, the staff were very apologetic, but it spoilt the meal. Then the buffet mains were very poor. I have eaten at a lot of indian restaurants, and love most, but this is possibly the worst I have eaten. The rice was crunchy it had been out so long and dried out, the sauces all tasted the same and were very bland. The dhal was just whole lentils and kidney beans in a bland sauce, tasted like a bad chilli rather than a dhal. In fairness it was cheap at £10.95 for the full buffet, but I would rather pay a bit more for decent food.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Looks good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

The place looks good, it's a converted chapel. Although the food is good the service could be better. A bit pricey for what you get though.

Visited December 2012
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York
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Jinnah Harrogate and York”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

The Jinnah in Harrogate is fantastic both for value and service. Our first experience was a free meal for two won on a raffle prize in York, we went for the buffet and had a few drinks as well when we went to pay for the drinks we were told that the drinks were included because they don't offer a prize that has catches and we were amazed and delighted so we just gave the cost of drinks as a tip feeling we robbed them ! Even though I'm a tight Yorkshire man !
We go to Harrogate now to there buffet and again it is fantastic food, service and value.
To describe Jinnah in three words it would be SIMPLY THE BEST

  • Visited September 2012
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yorkshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Visited on Tuesday evening, staff were efficient, unfailingly courteous and the food was excellent. We have eaten here before and wouldnt hesitate to recommend it. The pickle tray has a great choice, the starter is brilliant and the buffet has something for everyone.

  • Visited December 2012
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and service!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

I've been meaning to write a review about Jinnah for ages now!! Me and my friends have been going there for years now and have had many good meals, the service is great, the pickle tray is the best i've ever sen, the lamb chops are stupendous and my personal favourite, lemon chilli chicken is marvelous!!! I carn't think of a bad thing to say about Jinnah apart from one of the waiters supports Chelsea, hey, someone has to!!!!!!! Cheers, Chris

  • Visited December 2012
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