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“Long wait, reasonable food”
Review of Taste of India

Taste of India
Ranked #29 of 89 Restaurants in Hatfield
Price range: US$19 - US$38
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We dined here as part of a large party, pre-booked a table for 8pm and arrived a few minutes late to find that our table wasn't ready although there the place wasn't busy. Planned to have a curry before moving on to a couple of the local pubs for a few beers afterwards but due to being in the restaurant for three hours we had to curtail the night with just one stop afterwards. Although there was a few people in the restaurant it wasn't overly busy but the staff didn't seem to have much impetus for good service.
The food was adequate, nothing too special but took what seemed an age to get to the table. We had asked for everything to be brought out to the table at once rather than to have starters and then the main and although we ordered around 8:30 the food didn't arrive at the table until after 10 o'clock and some originally didn't arrive at all. when asked where the missing food was the waitress was fairly abrupt and said that it hadn't been ordered although one of our party was left with only a naan bread from their order. One of the rounds of drinks also didn't materialise either.

What with the only other Indian restaurant in the immediate area closing down you would have thought that the Taste of India would have been bending over backwards to impress people who wouldn't usually eat at this particular restaurant. Based on my experiences I certainly wouldn't rush back to the Taste of India and would rather make the extra trip to one of the Indian restaurants a little further away.

In fairness to the owner, when we made our annoyances and complaints made he was accommodating enough to give us a reduced bill and discount some of the food off. Whilst it went some way to appease us, I still wouldn't say the staff did enough to tempt me back.

Overall was very disappointed in the quality of the food and the service we received.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank mancalledsteve
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

 It was almost 8 years since I had a meal at the Taste of India (our then local) and I was worried it may have change hands or changed for the worse. I was traveling past on Saturday evening on my way back from London to our new home in Manchester. I took a gamble to divert and was so glad I did.

The Taste of India is located in old Hatfield in a quiet pedestrian square and as such parking is not so good to be fair this is in part due to its proximity to the busy Hatfield railway station.

The restaurant just has a quality feel to it with linen napkins and nice place settings ect. With no booking (18.30hrs) we were soon seated and enjoying one of the best Indian meals I had had in a long time.

The staff were attentive and helpful without fussing. The food arrive quickly and was piping hot. The menus contains all of the usual suspects but also some very unique dishes. I had the Anowar Gohst a Lamb dish with ginger, mint and green pepper which was fantastic.

I will have to find an excuse to pop in again!

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank funky_993
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

The place is near Hatfield train station. Although is hidden away from the main road.
The place itself has a nice atomosphere, and the staff were friendly and polite and were happy to help.
The food was very good, I had a starter and main meal with side dish. The Tarka Dhal was divine. Arguably one of the best Tarka I have ever had. THe Naan bread was of the same calibre.
My main and starter were really nice and flavoursome. Of which the portions were more than generous
I agree with others here saying this is the best curry house in Hatfield. I am really looking forward to my next visit here.
My only issue was, I wasnt able to try more dishes

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank Chris Jenaya Aa... D
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Superb food, good service and a nice atmosphere. Do I need to say anything more ? One of the best Indian restaurants we have visited, and competitively priced too.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Thank James_Bridges
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The food here is brilliant as always Delicious dishes polite courteous staff

The best restaurant in Hatfield area

Date of visit: February 2017
2  Thank Lesley L
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