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“Great but not the decor”
Review of Kardamom Lounge

Kardamom Lounge
Ranked #93 of 539 Restaurants in Milton Keynes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great but not the decor”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Some friends and I decided to have a couple of drinks in the High St at Stony Stratford one evening. We had tried a few curry places along there before but not this place. Food was lovely but the venue lacked charachter and looked a bit clinical and the neon really doesnt work. I think they are trying to be over modern here. Maybe its just me but I think I prefer the more traditional looking curry house.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
northampton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Really good friendly restaurant”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Have eaten here on numerous occasions and has always been good, have always had good service, and the food is in my opinion the best around for Indian food, it is not overpriced unlike the take your pants down calculta bra, which I would never eat in again.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank tangineman
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Beautiful flavoursome food”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Called in for our first visit on 13th December. Very busy with Christmas guests. My wife and I were seated to the rear of the restaurant. Very noisy but good atmosphere and we had a comfortable table. The decor was modern and tasteful. Lots of staff on duty and the service was excellent. We had popadoms and sauces to start followed by samosas and Momo chicken. Lovely and tasty. For our mains we chose the Tandoori selection of chicken morisa and tandoori mixed grill. We also ordered nan bread which was obviously freshly prepared and quite delicious. Best meal we have had outside of India - full of flavour and nicely spiced. We also had a red sauce with our meal which was amazing - we asked the knowledgeable staff for the recipe. It consisted of many different ingredients including tomato sauce! Wonderful evening - great food and service (hot towels provided) and not too hard on the pocket. Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank chrisatholly55
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Milton Keynes
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A bit of a disappointment”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We went to the Kardamon Lounge last night to celebrate my birthday - but left feeling quite let down.

As a positive we booked a table for 5 at 8.30 and if was ready when we arrived - we had half expected that there would have to wait. We were shown to the table and immediately I noticed that my chair was very uncomfortable, standing up and looking under the chair it was evident all the springs had come out. The chair needed replacing. There is really no excuse for expecting customers to sit on broken and uncomfortable chairs.

The menu is imaginative and not the normal run of the mill curry house. However, whilst our order for drinks and poppadoms was taken quickly it was some 45 minutes before our food order was taken. Whilst waiting we all commented about the noise levels in the restaurant which was uncomfortably high, perhaps not the fault of the restaurant , but if you cram in the tables noise can be the result.

Eventually the starters arrived and were excellent - the prawn on puree was very good indeed as were the garlic prawns. Mains arrived soon afterwards, but two of the dishes were cold and had to be sent back to be blitzed in the microwave, one of them twice as even after telling the waiter it was cold, it was returned still cold. Food really should not come out of a kitchen like this.

We could not wait for sweets and coffee and so cannot comment on the quality having spent 2 hours waiting for starters and mains.

In conclusion we were disappointed having been to the Kardamon Lounge in the summer and had an excellent meal - that was a week day and I dont think that they could cope with a full sitting. Would we return --- probably not there are plenty of Indian Restauants in MK and frankly on last nights showing the Kardamon Lounge is sadly not up with the best.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Outtheoffice
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

The staff were nice enough although they seemed funny when we did not order any drinks other than water for the table. The food was O.K. It was lacking flavour. It needed some spices and herbs adding, it was just very bland. The prices/portion sizes are good.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Kim F
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