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“Not the greatest”

The Royal Bengal Kettering
Ranked #34 of 209 Restaurants in Kettering
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We (party of 4) visited The Royal Bengal after reading the positive reviews on Trip Adviser. After being seated we were asked what drinks we would all like, after a while we again had to reorder our drinks. Our starters arrived with no problem although the onion bhaji's were cold, but all very tasty. When the main arrived the waiter fumbled a little with finding space on our table for the hot plates, which were broken! Again one of our dishes was cold, another dish was described as medium spice but was way too hot for medium, we asked for the cold dish to be reheated, which certainly was, as when returned to us it was volcanic hot!!. The service wasn't the greatest, nobody returned to our table to ask if all was ok, if anything else was required. The noise level was very very loud and we felt a little uncomfortable. The decor needs a refresh as its stuck in the early 90's. The positive is it was very cheap, so you do defiantly get what you pay for. Sorry Royal Bengal, we won't be returning. Oh forgot to mention.... The menu needs a good spell checking and maybe wipe clean the laminated menu once in a while!!

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have been to the Royal Bengal for nearly 30 years, on and off and, on a recent visit after a long gap, found it still to serve excellently cooked fresh tasty food with pleasant efficiency and straight-forward efficiency. It is not elaborate or pretentious, but clean and comfortable and good value. Can't fault it!

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Whilst it's not the most elegant of restaurants, what it lacks in expensive surroundings, it more than makes up for in the standard of food.

As well as the usual 'English' curry dishes, they have a good array of unusual dishes that deliver on taste, and in good portions, which when considering the prices, makes it excellent value.

Although not particularly local to me, I try to get there as often as I can.

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1  Thank Scuffers
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We've been visiting the Royal Bengal at least twice a month for many years. It is not exactly on our door-step but it's worth the journey every time.
Food is fresh and well presented and if you want something not on the menu, they will prepare for you if they can.

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3  Thank AEK0512
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Like 95% of "Indian" restaurants in the UK this is actually Bangladeshi (nearest Indian restaurants are in Leicester).

If you stay away from predictable dull British choices (masalas, kormas, biryanis, etc.) there is an array of very interesting dishes on offer. The staff are great and the refurb has worked wonders for the place. What is more, the £9.95 menu is ridiculous good value. In fact, we're off to the Bengal right now!

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4  Thank Brian M
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