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“...good quality, well cooked and beautifully presented food.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cinnamon

Cinnamon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Littlehampton
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“...good quality, well cooked and beautifully presented food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

What a lovely evening with good quality, well cooked and beautifully presented food. Access is through a level doorway, so easy for wheelchairs and those with mobility difficulties. The restaurant is well decorated and quite atmospheric, although some may find it a little on the dark side. There is a takeaway and delivery service, but this menu differs from the in-house menu, which is more refined.

The tables are well laid, with good quality white linen. All the cutlery sparkles. Service is very polite, attentive and respectful. Some may find it a little too attentive certainly at the outset, but the staff know when to withdraw. Their purpose is to ensure that the diner(s) fully enjoy the setting and the fare on offer. (Other restaurants take note!)

Starters were not bought to the table immediately; they were served with the care and attention to detail that marked Cinnamon out as a restaurant to return to for all occasions. My friend had the duck which she thoroughly enjoyed whilst I had the calamari. Although this tasted very nice, there was not enough of it on the plate. I felt that the starters were not good value for money.

The main courses were superb. My friend had a chicken dish, whilst I had a seafood dish. Both were very nicely spiced, and balanced dishes. Side dishes were also very tasty. Presentation was excellent, so well worth bringing that special person along, to show them how much you love them. Desserts were on offer but we declined. Next time I go I will not bother with starters, but have a main course with side dishes.

This is a very good dining experience. There is some seriously good cooking happening here; the chef(s) know what they are doing and what they want to achieve. At weekends you will need to book.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Worthing, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Second time as good as first”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

The second time was as good as the first. Nice to see a variation on the standard Indian menu and the presentation is good as well. The service is first class and they will do what they can to oblige. Would recommend it for any occasion, will certainly go back again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Another fantastic meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Had another fantastic meal here last weekend. The restaurant wasn't as busy as previous visits but did eventually up as the evening went on. Thought i would order off menu for a change and to see if this would be as good as their standard dishes, and oh yes they were! Empty plates all round...

Visited May 2013
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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Eat in or eat out, it's a winner...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Been to The Cinnamon several times now with a mate, usually when his wife who is no great fan of Indian food, is away! Typical Indian décor, but comfortable without being overpowering. Being a bit of a whimp I usually have a korma - chicken or lamb - while matey digs into the hot stuff (not sure how he does that without bursting into flame!) Last visit I had lamb, it was delicious went well with a couple of tasty side dishes and a bottle of house red. The usual bits and pieces that come with the meal were adequate and the staff friendly and attentive. I have also had several ‘take outs’ from the restaurant, ordered over the telephone, delivery has been quick and the meals arrived hot and appear to have been better value with seemingly larger portions and more bits and pieces such as a large helping salad and with a mango chutney to heighten the flavour. I would say that this is an above average Indian restaurant and excellent value for either an ‘eat in’ or an ‘eat out' meal.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Littlehampton
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of the best Indians I have ever been in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

Service and food is absolutely outstanding. I keep on taking my friends out there as I haven't yet found another Indian restaurant providing these high quality standards.

Visited April 2013
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