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) #20 of 91 Restaurants in Herne Bay €€ - €€€ Indian, Bangladeshi, Asian
The Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
+44 1227 368888
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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Indian, Bangladeshi, Asian, Balti, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided on a whim to go for dinner, could not get into our usual place so decided to go here, was a bit wary after hearing others opinions but I have to say the staff were great, really nice menu and although the standard...More

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Ate here on Thursday evening with family. Lovely decor and views out to sea. The food was delicious- big portions and presented in an appetising manner. Staff were very accommodating and polite- an enjoyable evening

Thank 135alison
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went there with a dining group so there were around 20 of us but we were sat at tables of 4 rather than a large group. Some of the diners had not realised that it was a buffet and were a bit disappointed that...More

Thank HerneBayCharley
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in on the off chance on a Friday evening and it was pretty busy, which is usually a good sign. Service was warm and friendly, reasonable selection of drinks and a good variety of food on the menu. The dips that came with the...More

Thank mgwhu
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We are regulars at this restaurant because the food is always excellent and the service comes with a smile. We were there last night and I stupidly dropped my purse on the floor. I didn't realise until this morning when I went into a panic...More

Thank Triona P
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Awful customer service and very aggressive staff members. Was an awful experience for our whole party we left after having a drink and poppadoms . Clearly this restaurant does not appreciate local custom

Thank Kerryt1234
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and occupies a prime location on the Bay. It is extremely large and at quiet times off season it is possible to be the only ones there mid week. The food quality overall is very good, freshly cooked and with...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This place is in the old bandstand the decor is very good I will recommend this restaurant the menu is very good with lots of choices the food was excellent the sauces for the papadum are really good too real nice cold cobra beer too...More

Thank Vince Q
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Had Sunday lunch,8 of us went there for their Sunday buffett but as the resturant had very few customers the buffett was replaced with a lunch time menu, which was not a problems to us. The service as always very good, the food good quality,...More

Thank Henry P
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The staff were extremely polite and friendly and the food was good with good sized portions. The restaurant itself is interesting and occupies a nice plot by the sea. 3/5 only for me however as they have had fluctuating food hygiene ratings and having tried...More

Thank Aryan S
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bernard p
evening re sunday do you do a buffet what price how many dishes thanks bernie
27 January 2016|
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Response from jimaharding | Reviewed this property |
It's not a help urself buffet But a special price
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Bangladeshi, Asian, Balti, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 368888