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“Lovely food, service not so good”
Review of Lal Qila

Lal Qila
Ranked #3 of 61 Restaurants in Cramlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Lovely food, service not so good”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Visited on a Thursday evening and took advantage of the special £12 menu - poppadom, starter, main, rice, ice cream, coffee and a glass of wine. The food quality was very good and excellent value for money. Service felt quite rushed and as other reviewers have stated, we found that some staff were helpful, friendly and polite whilst others unfortunately were not ...

We were only visiting the area but I'm glad that I took advice and reserved a table as it was really busy. When we left, the waiting/bar area was packed full of people waiting for tables - a reflection of the restaurant's reputation and popularity.

Recommended, and if in this area again, will definitely return.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jandanda
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Wow- Divine”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is one of the finest Indian meals I have ever had, fantastic menu, delicious and tasty food and lovely atmosphere. I had a lamb bhuna which was the nicest and hottest I have ever had, but not so hot it was not enjoyable. My husband had the Indian mixed grill which was also utterly delicious. We will both be going back next month with family and this will now be a firm favourite for us.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank petti120
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Newcastle
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

This place is easily Cramlingtons finest Indian restaurant & carry out. We often take advantage of the brilliant Sunday offer where you order 2 mains & get a 3rd free!! Staff are nice, the atmosphere is always great. Waiting area is a bit small and I am very sorry to say, but must point out, that the last two vindaloos my partner has had from there did contain a small chicken bone. We did mention it te first time and were promised a free order next time but we did not pursue this. These things happen from time to time. Overall the food quality is amazing.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Tucka
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bedlington
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“wow”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

been a while since our last visit, my wife and i went for a lunch time treat and we were not dissapointed, 7.95 for a 3 course special [any thing of the menu] cheaper than a takeaway, EXECELLENT, if your out shopping why not give it a try

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank brianBedlington
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Northumberland
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Top notch”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Visited on a Thursday when they offer special £12.00 per head so it was VERY busy. Unrestricted choice from the menu, poppadoms, glass of wine, ice cream/fruit salad (tinned, but what can you expect for the price ??) & coffee also included, so only Nan bread to pay extra for (plus drinks of course).
Staff seemed friendly & attentive enough, service was reasonably quick considering the place was packed.
Food quality was great and can't complain about the value for money. Excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank MickC115
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