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“Friendly, Great Food, Good Value” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reema Contemporary

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Reema Contemporary
Ranked #93 of 266 Restaurants in Darlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lancashire
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289 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Friendly, Great Food, Good Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

We tested Reema to the limits as myself and 9 colleagues visited whilst staying in Darlington.
Nothing was too much trouble for them, very friendly and efficient service despite the numbers in our group.
Food was excellent, everyone had a great time. Would recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EBUman
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

We always enjoy an evening at Reema. This time 10 of us celebrated a birthday. Its a very small place so you need to book even if just for 2. It was fully booked with our table and another large party as well as regular couples tables, but the professional service and timing of dishes was spot on.

The staff at Reema are amongst the most pleasant you will ever meet, though some do not have much English, they are so friendly and work non-stop.

Great range of dishes, interesting variations such as venison. I am veggie and their sag aloo is my favourite. We had a great range of dishes being 10 of us and everyone enjoyed them. Even though we slightly over ordered there was hardly a spoonful left in bowls!

It may be slightly more expensive than other 'curry houses' in Darlington but the better surroundings, linen and service make it well worthwhile and good value in my opinion.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MsXXH
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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193 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“One of our favorites!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

We love to travel and we love Indian food! This Indian restaurant in the small town of Darlington is such a wonderful surprise and one of our favorites. Whenever we're in in Darlington, this is on our 'must visit' list. From the starters to the nan to the rice dishes and fabulous entrees, whatever we order, we're always very pleased. Unfortunately, we've never been able to save room for dessert. Wish this restaurant was in the States!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nottinghall
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England
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

I was very impressed with this restaurant which we visited on a Wednesday evening. The service was excellent and two charming young waiters served our meals. They were smart, polite and attentive. I ordered lamb balti which was extremely tender with not a scrap of fat on it. The garlic nan bread was to die for and we even received free popadums and dips. The restaurant was clean and welcoming with pleasant background music, service quick but not hurried and at £23 for the two of us including diet cokes we were very satisfied. I really liked this restaurant as it was small and friendly and the food was delicious. Highly recommended!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Msltho
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North East, UK
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Had a very enjoyable vegetable balti which was described perfectly as medium heat. The sides were delicious and everything was served by very well mannered and attentive staff.

Poppadoms and a potato dish were provided "on the house". The mango chutney was beautiful.

I will certainly visit Reema again without hesitation.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Gewike
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