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“Paneer tikka masala...nom.”
Review of The Vine

The Vine
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Bar, Asian, British, Pub, Balti
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Indoor Tandoori Barbeque
Watford, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Paneer tikka masala...nom.”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Brilliant food, cheap prices. Been here about 5 times now, love it! Always loads of people with a buzzing atmosphere plus i love having the bbq meat option.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank nogoodforme
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good food quick service”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

If you like currys and Tandoori this is the place for you. Ive been numerous times and had a few different currys and they are all nice especially the goat curry. The bbq area which boasts chicken. Fish, ribs,wings and shish kebabs are all cooked in front of you. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank julie s
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Tipton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unique in its own, well unique, way!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We regularly visit here for both eat in and take away and we love it!

Don't expect the greatest customer service at the BBQ even that is great in its own quirky way.

Ignore any negative reviews and teat yourself, it's 1000% better than your average high street take away!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Tim S
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Bostin curry”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Without doubt one of the best places for Indian food in the Black Country, and if you are a Baggies fan definitely the best place for a drink before and after the game.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank davestat68
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Birmingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Tasted and experienced so much better elsewhere!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I am a keen fan of Indian BBQS especially the mixed grills. A group sof us have been to lots of places in West Brom, Birmingham Center and Wolverhampton to compare them all.

We came here last week as we had heard it had a refurb. It was very busy and we noticed that they had a new BBQ area by the outside part which looked good however we encountered many reasons as to why we would NOT come here again.

1) When asked for the menu, we were informed that the menu for the mixed grill was on the wall, and everything else was in the other room - not a huge issue however would be nice to have a menu.

2) We cued by the BBQ area and asked for a mixed grill only to be told that they didnt do one and that you could only order the foods on a mixed grill separately - this is the only place I know that DONT do a mixed Indian grill. When we looked at the foods separately they were charging on average £4 per food - on a mix grill you have around 4 different meats meaning it cost us around £16 for the equivalent of a mixed grill (normally costs us up to £10 tops elsewhere).

3) When we tried to order chips and Curry at the BBQ /food counter the guy said we cant order that there and that we had to go to the bar to order all that stuff - which was STUPID!. We had to order part of the food at the BBQ area then go all the way to the bar (which is the other side)and had to cue with everyone who wanted drinks - just so that we could order chips and currys! This is ridiculous as this meant we had a ticket for our food at the bar, and the guy at the BBQ area told us that we had to wait around that area for our food to be ready - so hugely all over the place - plus having to wait for people to order drinks was terrible. Very simple HAVE ONE PLACE WHERE YOU ORDER ALL YOUR FOOD and ONE PLACE WHERE YOU ORDER ALL YOUR DRINKS. Everyone else does this and it works great so hec knows why they have changed it!

4) The food - it was tasteless. We had LOTS of dishes which included Curries, Masala chips, lots of BBQ meats, rice and naan - and there wasnt one dish that we all liked. It was tasteless. We spent £48 for 3 of us when normally it costs us £25 tops elsewhere.

This place is a RIPOFF and their method for ordering food is ridiculous!!.,The Sportsman, Jacks Bar and The Builders Arms are a million times better quality and alot cheaper too!

None of us will be returning here again - huge disappointment.

  • Visited July 2013
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6 Thank JayjayCM
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TheVineB70, Manager at The Vine, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Sorry you felt that way guys. We pride ourselves on our service, the quality of our food and the value you get. The ordering is this way to ensure you get your food cooked freshly for you on the BBQ. Hope you will change your mind and give us another try, as this is a really untypical reaction to our food.
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