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“Our Local!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of India Cottage

India Cottage
Ranked #31 of 66 Restaurants in Ringwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Balti
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ringwood, Hampshire
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Our Local!”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

We average about once every 10 days in India Cottage - always at the same table! We try to make it every Friday with the same friends, but can't always. Shad is great and always welcoming, as is Lynne who has been there for a long time. If you want anything done slightly differently - hotter or milder then they always oblige. When busy they are apologetic and offer popadums to pass the time. It has a good atmosphere and nearly always there is someone you know in there too. I have had giant curries etc. for parties in the past and Shad comes out himself to make sure everything is to your liking. Great place and well worth a visit.....

  • Visited March 2014
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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Top meal at a top place”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I turned up on the off chance (and alone) after spending the day with friends. Even though they were fully booked they very helpfully checked their booking times and seated me at a table that had been booked for later that evening. I just had a chicken tikka bhuna and mushroom rice but I have to say it was absolutely delicious. Thanks for the great service and hospitable welcome. I will definitely be returning!

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Hampshire, England
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618 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We are big fans this great Indian Restaurant but the food on our last visit was truly outstanding.Well cooked and you can order it to your taste from mild to very hot!

Don't go anywhere else for curry!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Mike48
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Groupon on if they let u in beer over prices”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

So as many have said her had a group on yes.. I tried booking and got told no- only a certain number of groupons per night!! - never mentions that in the ad! I emailed them 'has to work them as much as u' don't put it on group on if u don't want to be busy!
On the night after some cleaver booking- book a table and @ end of convo state u have a coupon. The meal was good we did have wait for a table (@6pm) was slightly understaffed however like most idians u have a wait even when getting ur table , I can't ccomain about the dishes we have eaten there before And it's always been tasty and home made. The wait was ok looking around they were full on a wed so u expect a wait- it's better to be full then the only ones in a lifeless restaurant right?
Pay time .... 24 quid for four beers . Yes they were the large beers but 6 quid each is a little steep but ok
All in all get more staff , the lil lady waitress be more nice to her, I saw members of staff being sarci and rude, please and thank you doesn't go miss and a well done I expect now and again . All in all food v v good , service exceptable and drinking over priced, but would go back

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Never again”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday evening with a groupon voucher.
We wouldnt have minded waiting 45 mins for our (pre booked) table if the food had been fantastic, but it really wasnt and the service was no better.
Yes they were busy (normally a good sign) and yes very welcoming of repeat customers, but nothing would make us go back. We were ignored when we arrived, service was slow and the food was frankly unremarkable - when we commented on a particularly dry chicken dish (not that we were asked) there wasnt even an apology.
Clearly lots of people love it ... but if you want repeat business you have to wow customers first time !

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