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“Best in town”
Review of The Blue Sari

The Blue Sari
Ranked #10 of 192 Restaurants in Clacton-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $26
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Blue Sari wishes to offer you a taste of real Indian cooking and more. Our owner chef Russell has trained in Bangladesh, Paris and Cyprus as well as London. Married to an English wife, he also understands exactly what our standards are in this country. His passion for cooking and new tastes reach out to embrace not only the traditional but the new and modern combination of east meets west. His love of fresh ingredients and locally sourced food will be noticeable in Russell's delicious and inventive dishes.
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best in town”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Surroundings,food ,atmosphere,service ,very good
All food freshly cooked naan bread superb !

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank sandy k
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English first
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, service and atmosphere”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

We have been there many times and each is as good as the first. Most new restaurants seem to fade a touch after they have been open for 6 months or more but not this one. I may go so far as to say they have got better. The food is exquisite, the service wonderful always helpful and with a smile on their faces. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who truly appreciates their and very good service.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Caroline S
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Billericay, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Something quite different from the average curry house”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

We have been to the Blue Sari about 5 times now over the last year and have consistently found it to be an excellent Indian restaurant. It is located in a tastefully converted pub in the countryside a couple of miles outside Clacton. There is a large car park.

On entering the restaurant, there is a bar and a comfortable waiting area, should it be necessary. We only waited once and then only for a few minutes. The restaurant is nicely decorated with comfortable chairs. It looks quite classy. The seats are rather packed in, though - there's not a lot of elbow room. But then, we have noticed that over the last year it has been busier with every visit. Word is getting out!

The service is pretty good and the owner makes herself known in case there is anything which needs sorting out. The menu contains many old favourites; all of the dansaks, bhunas and tikkas are there but there is also a whole range of dishes which I have never seen before. I've tried three of them now: Sandwip Chicken, Rangamati Chicken and Rajasthani Chicken. All were delicious with fresh tasting spices. These novel dishes help set the Blue Sari apart.

Whilst not unreasonable, this is not a cheap restaurant. It is, however, good value and I would recommend it highly.

Check for yourself, it's unlikely to disappoint.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank BillericayBruce
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Reasonable eatery but needs educating on manners”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Booked a table and explained on the phone that it was for 4 adults and 2 children.
There was no problem accepting the booking
On arrival we were told in no uncertain manner that they don't usually allow children in after 7 PM and that if the baby cried we would have to take her outside!!!!!!!!!
Almost walked out there and then!!
Service was fair, nothing special, bill came to £150 so not cheap.
Because of the no children rule we would not use this venue again.

  • Visited March 2012
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6 Thank Roy1955O
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“One of the best!”
Reviewed November 23, 2011

We eat regularly at the Blue Sari since it opened last May.
There is a large, well lit car park.
The food is excellent - all freshly cooked for you and with a wide range of choice. There are many dishes which you won't find on most Indian retaurant menus, which is a refreshing change!
The atmosphere and decor are a pleasant change, and always spotlessly clean
The staff are excellent, nothing is too much trouble for them; the owners, (the chef is one and his wife the other), always have time to make sure that everything is as you would wish, and of the highest quality.
Some of the best we have eaten outside of India!

  • Visited November 2011
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2 Thank Lesley Q
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