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“Spectacular Indian Food.”
Review of Akbar Dynasty

Akbar Dynasty
Ranked #16 of 271 Restaurants in Darlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Balti, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Spectacular Indian Food.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Not to be missed. Akbar Dynasty, Darlington on the A66 has just been extended to cater for the ever increasing demand for tables. Best Indian food ever! Decorated to an extremely high standard with excellent service, pleasant staff and a wonderful ambiance. Once you've had a meal at Akbar Dynasty you wont want to try any other Indian restaurant because they are undoubtedly the best!! You need to book a table because the restaurant is very, very popular.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank June T
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English first
Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Even better than ever”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Visited 22 Jan, they have had a refit, as the decor was looking a little dated, it is stunning.

A man came in with 2 young kids about 4 and 7, the staff were happy to help choose and change the food to the taste of the kids making things milder, another group of OAP's came who were not familiar with the food, the staff took time to talk them through the menue and make recomendations, they appeared to love the food they were given.

The food and the service are as good as ever, the new extension seats a further 40 ppl but it is still advisable to book, last nigh,t Tuesday they were almost full when we left at 8pm.

I have eaten Indian food in most of the big cities including Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle, for me this is still the best place for Indian food, all the food is very very good.

Also if u forget your specs and can not read the menue they have a spare set of specs for you to borrow!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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3 Thank 773MarkW
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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Consistently good restaurant”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

I have been to the Akbar many times since writing the first review and still think its the best in and around town. It has just been refurbished to a high standard and the food is as good as ever. The staff work very hard and are always attentive and friendly and the prices are reasonable. Give it a try, I am sure you wont be disappointed but remember to book as its a very popular place.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank WhatsItLike
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food , atmosphere and service”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Have been to this restaurant on number of occasions and always had excellent meal , Thursday's visit was the first since the premises refurbishment with a extension to the rear - this work has been tastefully completed but there is a lack of space between some of the tables . The restaurant is always busy which creates a good atmosphere , the service was good considering the restaurant was full [due to the run up up to Christmas]
The food was well cooked and well presented and the prices reasonable
I would recommend the tandoori trout as a starter [not seen this on other menus] but give it a try - it is a meal on its own !

  • Visited December 2012
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4 Thank Stephen S
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Superb food and excellent staff”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Visited in October after hearing many glowing reviews from a family member and we were not disappointed. Food was absolutely gorgeous and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We started with the pickle tray, 2 of us had starters (reshmi kebab and garlic chicken) which were scummy. Shared 4 mains with rice, bombay potatoes and cauliflower bhaji. Chicken tikka masala was the best we've all ever had. Chicken tum dopiaza was topped with crispy onions and was so tasty. Sides and chappatis were delicious. Couldn't recommend highly enough and we look forward to visiting again soon and seeing the revamp/extension.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank missbrightstar
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