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India Villa

20 Watling Street, Thaxted, England
+44 1371 831205
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“poppadoms” (13 reviews)
“curry” (9 reviews)
“dhansak” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
20 Watling Street, Thaxted, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive and friendly service, waiter seemed to be genuinely interested in ensuring we ordered food we would enjoy and offered guidance without being intrusive. Food arrived in perfectly reasonable time was as really good in every aspect.

Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really good Indian restaurant. The staff, especially the manager are so welcoming. The waiters are very friendly and efficient. We love the extensive and imaginative menu. Some traditional and not so traditional curries. The Onion Bhaji’s are a must; they ate the...More

Thank CDFleurCottage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for the first time on Friday evening with my partner and another couple. Very friendly staff, they couldn't do enough for you and took our coats for us to hang up which was a nice touch, they also introduced themselves to us which...More

Thank Lauren W
Sobhan S, Owner at India Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lauren thank you very much for your nice feedback.we are all ways try to give everyone good food and good service really appreciated thank again.next invite to you come our 1st of March Bollywood night see you soon. India villa thaxted

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Great food and even better service! The staff were very attentive and friendly. Will be back next time we are in the country.

Thank Alastair H
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Than you very much for your feedback. We glad to know that you happy with our service. We really appreciate and thanks again from our team, hope we will see you soon. Kind regards DJ

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Service was pleasant but slow, and quite busy with takeaway custom; the restaurant offered real tableware & napkins (not paper) and there were a few items of interest on the long menu. My predictable choice of giant-prawn tikka masala was slightly heavy on the coconut...More

Thank Michael G
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi Michael thank you very much for your feedback, we are very sorry you haven’t got aspected service from us. We looking all of our customers feedback and talking appropriate step in all sector. We have noted your name and will make sure you will...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Each time we have been here it just gets worse. Food bland and greasy and the manager can be creative with the bill. Mark up on drinks is phenomenal and always a lot of shouting. Never again!

Thank seangrace
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback. We experienced for the first time such trouble for our customer. We looking forward to make sure your nice next visit. Kind regards DJ

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Took my wife here on a date night, The staff were absolutely brilliant, food was excellent, & great value. It was by far the best indian food I've had in an Indian Restaurant. Would definitely eat here again without any hesitation.

Thank SteveTurrell
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi Steve Turrell thanks you very much appreciated for your nice commends.

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Good food and service by attentive staff , coconut Chutney with popadoms was different and delicious, good ambiance would definitely recommend .

Thank loudensusan
Sobhan S, Owner at India Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi thank you very much appreciated for nice review.please when you come next time try our different dish chef signature dish. Many thanks India villa management

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Having eaten Indian food at two other restaurants in the previous week, this was by far the best not only in terms of the quality of the food but also of the service. The only downside was due to a transfer of ownership, the new...More

Thank mofferm
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks it's really nice to hear from you and thanks for your review, we always trying to keep our food and service on the point , And it is really bad for the license and good news we all sort it so hopefully end of...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Great food. Had Goan lamb dish. Okra bahji excellent. Loved coconut and chutneys for popadoms. Friendly and helpful service.

Thank carotyr
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks very much for your review , the meal you had you really enjoyed it , my recommend to you try something new for a changed , for example bengal roast or king prawn perry Perry or chicken chili fry.

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11 September 2016|
Response from aliboulton | Reviewed this property |
No idea, sorry. I was only visiting as I was working locally for one night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Watling Street, Thaxted, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Thaxted
  • Phone Number: +44 1371 831205
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