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“Take out was poor value for money.”
Review of Taste of India

Taste of India
Ranked #32 of 88 Restaurants in Hatfield
Price range: US$19 - US$39
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Ordered two chicken dishes, a dal and three naans- the bill?

28 pounds. Not a super value for money start.
Positives start and stop with corteous staff when ordering by phone. Not much else good to say. The Garlic chicken tikka, which I asked to eb dry with no sauce, was in a curry. At 10 pounds per dish, you expect a substantial amount for your money, but the quantity is mediocre at best. The naans are an extortionate 2.25, which baffles me, whilst they are small compared to other restaurants and taste sweet (added sugar?) which is weird. Poor value for money and received a hand-written receipt to top it all off! Albeit the actual curry ( which I didn't actually order) wasn't the usual drab blend of food colorants and generic garam masala with sugar, was nice. The main issue is the value for money, which is disappointing. Honestly, an Indian restaurant overcharging for mediocre naans- disheartening.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank Amar S
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Visited on a Tuesday evening , seated 7.30 and we were the only two to sit down all night. I wouldn't want to go here when it is busy as the service was slow enough with just two of us ! The food was ok but expensive and no hot plates on the table to keep it warm ? It was also cold in there ( small heater in the corner ) so I assume saving on heating when it isn't busy ? ON the whole average food , slow service and too expensive for what we had. There are several better places with a couple of miles.

Date of visit: November 2017
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1  Thank Baldgolfer
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We travel all over the world and eat at the best restaurants everywhere. This is the best Indian Restaurant we have found. The chef/owner "Mo" is a real artist. Best onion baji anywhere and best Sag Paneer and much much more. We visit every time we are in the UK as often as we can.

Date of visit: September 2017
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1  Thank Kerry C
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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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