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Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
+44 1202 486120
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
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New Forest, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was with friends and looking forward to an Indian meal. Not been before and as I was hungry thought I'd play it safe and have a Tandoori mixed grill. It arrived in a terracotta bowl without any accompaniments. To be quite honest, it looked like a bowl of dog food. You couldn't distinguish between the different types of meat... More 

Thank Krakow1938
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was very nice, but the waiters could be taught some manners, one just leaned over Us whilst eating not even saying excuse Me, which We thought was very rude, when We walked in the Waiter just pointed to a table, did not even speak to Us. Loved the food but wont be going there again unless they teach... More 

Thank Julie B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner tonight with cousins. Our first visit but they are regulars. Beautiful decor, very nice spotless toilet. Lovely thick white linen napkins and attractive crockery. Service was excellent and the staff very nice. The food was very good and beautifully served, was a little chilly in the restaurant but it is an exceptionally cold night!

Thank francesanne
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This restaurant in considered a bit upmarket - but that only seems to be the case with the prices. The last time we were here it was cold in the restaurant. The food is not much better than other local Indian restaurants.

Thank olliebournemouth
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I love Indian food don't get enough of it Best for a fabulous evening out or a takeaway you would regret having a meal either in or out We need to return maybe tonight lol

Thank Mike F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is a take away review . As a family we have eaten in and had many takeaways from this restaurant ,all of which have been excellent . Tonight however was another experience. We ordered 3 pilau rice...got 1 and 2 balti !, We had poppadom, No chutney, lime pickle, onions or mint sauce as usual !!! Ordered 2 chicken... More 

1 Thank Marissa R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very tasty food; extensive menu; good ambience. The place was full, which is always a good sign. The food is well cooked, well presented and excellent all round. Would definitely go again.

Thank Roger E
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

After reading mixed reviews on Tripadvisor but then hearing great things from locals word of mouth we booked a table for 6 online. After reading about bookings not happening we decided to walk to the restaurant 1/2 hour early to check on our 8.30pm booking as this was for a very special occasion. The place was absolutely rammed and we... More 

Thank Sue and Brett J
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Have been many times before to this well established restaurant. We had the lunch time special which was great value. One doesn't come out hungry and at just over £7.00 a head for three courses or two and either tea or coffee a bargain! They even served a chocolate mint! The rice pudding is delicious and well worth having, though... More 

Thank Pamela N
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant, tasty food and good service. Asked to be moved as by a very noisy table and couldn't hear yourself speak! Moved to a quieter table but then big party came in and was again very loud! Not restaurants fault but if u want to chat instead of shout don't pick a Saturday night!! Obviously very popular place.... More 

Thank Sue R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 486120
Indian Restaurant in Christchurch, Dorset not far from Civic Offices

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?