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“Great Food”
Review of Jewel Balti

Jewel Balti
Ranked #10 of 59 Restaurants in Monmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Not necessarily the best place for a hen party, as they found our party a little distracting for the other guests, but the food was very good and the setting brilliant, I would definitely go back.

Visited September 2012
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Pontypool
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely food every time!”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We have eaten here many times as we have a touring caravan and stay at the caravan park near Rockfield regularly so its within easy walking distance.The food is stunning and the service great. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank keri120461
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Norwich
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent!”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Having turned to trip advisor to find a restauant in Monmouth yesterday while on holiday in the area, i feel i should write a review, especially as we made such a superb choice! Easy to find and early evening so no problem getting a table, Jewel Balti exceeded our expectations with the warm welcome we received and attentive service, an extremely helpful and knowledgable waiter who explained various dishes and helped us with our selection, and most importantly the food which was absoutely delicious! We just wish we lived nearer so we could visit again! Thank you Trip Advisor and thank you Jewel Balti for such a very enjoyable evening!  

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Rosslinda
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Bolsover, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superb Indian Restaurant”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

My wife and I stopped-off in Monmouth during our journey from North Derbyshire to Pembrokeshire. In the evening, we decided to have a meal at the Jewel Balti. From entering to leaving the restaurant, the attention of the staff was excellent and they really made us welcome. Our waiter was very helpful in advising us on the dishes we inquired about. The service was prompt and the food was excellent. Both the food and wine were very reasonably priced.

I have been cooking Indian cuisine for over 30 years mixing my own masalas from the basic ingredients. In my opinion, the flavour of the dishes was excellent and this was the best Indian restaurant that we have experienced.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank gordonket
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Jewelled out.”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

It is most unusual to read a report where the review is resplendant about the food but highly critical of the front of house staff. The service on all of our visits was not good, meals were late , some courses lacked ingredients,one was not kept in touch with when you were likely to be served or even seated. We all felt we were not welcome.This was no isolated experience. I and my wife had dined here three times in as many weeks and each time we were delighted by the food but clearly felt a lack of welcome and were not happy with the service. Our party had to wait one and three quarter hours from from ordering to be served and all the while we were plied with expensive drinks. This was despite the staff being made well aware of the booking for some days. The service staff have a different agenda. One feels as if you are being tolerated in their establishment. It is a most unusual experience as Indian restaurants are famous for their welcome and their tireless effort to serve. Not so in the Jewel Balti. There must be a shift in focus if it wishes to retain its popularity. The message is clear, improve your management style for there are other Indian restaurants in Monmouth.

  • Visited August 2012
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8 Thank PETER H
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