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Review of Eastern Eye

Eastern Eye
Ranked #18 of 131 Restaurants in Newton Abbot
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Eastern World Which includes the sub continent of India created all the old delicious dishes dated back to the old Mogul Period which started from 1538, e.g. The Mild Mogul dishes etc, popular throughout the world. So here we carefully create and select the dishes which would be most suitable for our customers in the South West. Established in 1990 in Newton Abbot's fashionable Queen Street, The Eastern Eye is the original contemporary Indian restaurant, responsible for re-defining quintessential Indian cuisine, by bringing together authentic Flavours, reflecting traditional recipes using innovative techniques, with world-class presentation, we have created an exciting range of menus and palate pleasing dishes that guarantees to tantalize the tastes of our diverse range of customers. Of course, no Restaurant would be successful without efficient and knowledgeable staff and we are fortunate enough to have some of the best in the country. We are delighted and proud to say the response from our guests has been remarkable, especially from the Neighbourhood who treat us as their very own. This has enabled us to focus on quality since day one. If you have tasted a dish elsewhere which is not available do not hesitate to discuss it with us. We will endeavour to fulfill your request. You are welcome to visit our kitchen to inspect the quality of hygiene and preparations. A warm welcome awaits you at THE EASTERN EYE Customer's Happiness is Management's Pleasure.
Reviewed April 22, 2013

No food in 90 minutes; 30 minutes is standard times, it was busy so an hour was acceptable but 1hr and 30mins was becoming a joke. The manager was ill-tempered and staff were quite bad. Very nicely kitted out though.

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2  Thank Steven P
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Ordered five main courses and 90 minutes later no food. (No one else was eating either) so we asked for the bill for our drinks so we could leave and the manager became aggressive. I think their last extension was a step too far and now they can't cope. Shame.

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2  Thank ShelleyAndJames
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

A stylish looking, clean Indian Restaurant at the railway station end of Newton Abbot, where there are two other similar looking establishments plus a smaller one.
There was a extensive menu and the food we had was good, ample portions, it was a Monday night and not very busy. They added a complimentary course and drinks afterwards.
Service was good, well dressed waiters were attentive, prices a little above average I would go there again.
Large municiple car park over the road, free after 6pm.
Newton Abbot is a nice town, easy reach of beaches and other holiday destinations in the area.

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1  Thank John G
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

I visited on two consecutive nights one for the buffet and another to dine alone. The buffet night was very busy at 2100. Mostly chicken dishes, two veg and one lamb. It was so busy many dishes repeatedly ran out. The starters were again mostly chicken, you order the poppadums separately at extra cost, but the nans are complementary and excellent. The following night I had a much better meal in a more relaxed environment, if my prawn byriani was a bit short on prawns! I'll certainly be back but probably for a la carte.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We won tickets for a free meal in a charity raffle and went on the Thursday before Easter. Very lively restaurant with a good buzz however the table we were given for two people was tiny and difficult to juggle food so that it did not end up on the floor.

We enjoyed the prawn puree for a starter and as we were eating watched a procession of lurid colour meals coming from the kitchen, these were not natural colours so i can only imagine that a lot of food colourings are used in their cooking. My wife and i shared a curry which was ok at best, we also were given a small complimentary curry dish, we were not told what it was but it tasted identical to the one we had ordered so a bit pointless really. Off the side dishes that we orderd the chana masalla was more like a soup with the occasional chick pea floating around coloured with one of their uneccessary dyes, we were unable to eat any of this. The garlic naan however was very good.

Sevice was very offhand and slow. We would not return and have had much better indian meals in the past at Naz just up the road.

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Thank chris g
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