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“Very Mixed Experience”
Review of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Ranked #36 of 112 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Taj Mahal brings together world-class chefs to offer the finest Indian cuisine in our lovely Buxton location. From the acclaimed food to the opulent surroundings, Taj Mahal offers the finest Indian dining experience.
Buxton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very Mixed Experience”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Having enjoyed a xmas party here I was really looking forward to eating at the Taj again. Myself and husband visted on a January Saturday night and hadn't booked but there were quite a lot of tables for two available so we were hopeful we wouldn't need to wait long. No mention was made of waiting times and our food order was taken promptly and drinks provided quickly. After an hours wait we were told we would be seated very soon, 20 mins later we got up to leave and was told 2 mins and eventually we were seated at a table for 4, the waiter advised he didn't want us to feel squashed?? One of the free tables for two would have been fine. The food was nice but unfortunately my husbands curry has a long back hair in it (neither of us have black hair). We showed the waiter who was very apologetic and said he would deduct money off the bill. When we got the bill the cost of a naan was deducted i.e. the cheapest item on the menu. So we complained and my husbands curry was deducted. So all in all the service couldn't be faulted but if customers are going to wait an hour and a half for food please just say so and we could have gone elsewhere for a drink in the meantime, don't keep them hanging on with the aim that they will spend money on drinks in your restaurant. The food was good minus the hair but the whole experience means we won't be going back.

  • Visited January 2013
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Longridge, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Very pleasing food.”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Family of 4 all ate for £70, having starters, mains and drinks, which I suppose is about the norm.

The chicken tikka starter ranks as one of the best I've had (and I've had a lot). Very tender and fresh.

Three of us had Karahi Chicken which was excellent. My wife had lamb passanda - which was ok, but she cooks better herself. Nan Breads were good too.

Staff were welcoming, chatty and very efficient. Would have no problems going back to try another dish.

  • Visited January 2013
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“Excellent food and friendly staff”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Always a friendly welcome. Food and service is excellent and reasonably priced wth plenty of choice. Staff are willing to assist whenever needed.

Visited September 2012
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good Food. Enjoyed the lamb Karahi”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Eveing meal here on a busy Saturday night with 5 friends - a university reunion. They were slow to seat us, but thats because they were waiting for the previous tables to leave.

Food was excellent, all my co-diners agreed. My only reservation was the slightly burnt keema nan, which after a short discussion, they changed free of charge.

Staff were on the whole largely friendly

£20 a head for a decent currey plus beer - can't really argue with that too much.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Hatter1988
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food beer and soft drinks too expensive”
Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food ,only let down by the price of drinks ,£4:40 for a beer ?£2:60for a glass of lemonade !!!!!! Come on get these prices down especially soft drinks and maybe more customers will follow ,

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