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Annapurna Nepalese Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 205 Restaurants in Twickenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Nepali
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: This restaurant has been in business since 2003. It serves the most flavoursome dishes.
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

I have used this restaurant for many years. When it first opened up it was the very best Napalese/Indian restaurant in the area. Then, sadly, they lost their main chef and things went a bit downhill. It was still good, but not special. Now they have their old chef back again and the magic has returned. The quality of the food is sublime with great flavours and textures. The lamb dishes just melt in your mouth - something very few Indian restaurants can achieve. Raj, the owner is a great guy and does all he can to make your visit a great experience. I cannot recommend this place too highly. It's a little off the beaten track to find, but well,well worth going the extra mile for.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

This restaurant is a wonderful find, it punches well above it's weight! The menu is extensive in it's choice of Nepalese dishes but also caters for the more traditional British "Indian" choices. You get exceptional service from the owner and his staff with guidence on the make up of the dishes and the level of spices.
It is well worth visiting especially as there are some very good offers on certain days!

  • Visited November 2012
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Supremely High Quality Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have been using this restaurant for both dining in and take away over the past 5 years.
The food has always been of a high standard but noticed a distinct improvement about 2 months ago. After having another couple of meals I noticed that the supremely high quality had been maintained so enquired inside about this. I was told that a new chef had been brought in and can honestly say that this is the best Indian food I have ever tasted.
I just hope this carries on and strongly recommend the food

Leon Thomas, Twickenham

  • Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Anything but run-of-the-mill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Curry houses can be found anywhere, but this one is different. Wonderful Nepalese dishes, ranging from mild (the Butter Chicken is my wife's favourite) to eye-wateringly hot (the Ghurkali Lamb with green chillies is mine). Every dish is packed full of subtle flavours, not just relying on hotness to make an impact. Food is available to eat in, take away or have delivered, all of the same quality.

We have never had a bad or disappointing meal from here. The staff are attentive and will always advise on the hotness or suitability of a dish. There are some nice touches, such as a plate of fresh vegetables (or a container for takeaway) for freshening up between courses.

If you like Indian food but would like to try some subtle variations, then this restaurant will provide the perfect experience.

  • Visited June 2012
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“Always great food and a warm welcome.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Annapurna is our local curry house and we've been regular customers since it opened about 10 years ago. We have never had a bad meal, whether eating in or take-away.

The food is not your typical British curry house fare: the owner Raj Shas and most of his staff are Nepalese and the food reflects that influence. The chef refuses to use ghee and as a result the food is lighter, less greasy than most "Indian" food.

Raj greets his regulars like long-lost friends but he is never familiar, while his staff are always courteous and respectful.

The signature dish is Royal Annapurna which is a king prawn wrapped in succulent chicken breast. It's much better than it sounds! We also like the Ghurkhali Lamb, hot with green chillies.

I certainly recommend Annapurna wholeheartedly. If you're in the Whitton/Twickemham area give it a try - you won't regret it.

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