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India Villa

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20 Watling Street, Thaxted, England
01371831205
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Takeaway is great, having a meal is excellent. Since the new management the place is great, regular customer.

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Thank Adam L
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much Adam , glad you happy with our takeaway services. Thank you hope to see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early evening meal today. The quality of Indian Villa is now consistently high. We had a felicitous meal, well cooked and we'll presented.

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Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much, happy to hear that you was happy with your meal, and our chef trying he's best to give best quality food soo no one gets disappointed, once again thank you n hope to see you soon. More 

Thaxted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time we have actually weaten at the India Villa since the new management took over although we have had several (exellent) takeaways. Very welcoming and friendly service and very good food. We'll be back!

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Sobhan S, Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much , I'm happy to hear that you was happy about services and our mangment trying our best to keep everyone happy soo no one gets upset with anything. More 

Saffron Walden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A new management was recently introduced and the standard of both service and food improved dramatically. The only drawback is that the manager, who is normally front of house is also the best chef. Visit when he is in the kitchen and you are in for a real treat.

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Thank beemin
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much you was happy our mangment , our mangment trying our best to Keep everything nice tidy n trying improved more. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

First of all i would like to comment on the staff,the owner (DJ) a very lovely person very,very welcoming and the rest of the staff are very nice people always at your service! I went to the india villa with my family and the restaurant was very clean and very welcoming and the staff is at your every need.Now for... More 

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Sobhan S, Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Hi Amanda thank you very much glad you was happy with out services and enjoyed your meal, and when you come in next time will try our best to look after.from dj More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Very enjoyable evening at India Villa, very good food, welcoming staff, good atmosphere. definitely visit again. Thank you Zaman for good service. Alex also very attentive. Friendly and welcoming staff.

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Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much Debbie , we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening at out place and happy about our management and service. Thanks you was happy about my colleague services , thanks hope to see you soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Really warm, welcoming staff. Nice environment- cozy with small pockets of tables spread throughout 3 different rooms. Great big poppadoms, tasty condiments to start, onion bhajis could have been a little warmer, and a little less oily, but we still ate them happily. The rest of our meal was excellent and we will definitely return. Restaurant was 1/3 full at... More 

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Thank Todd R
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much . Really happy that you was happy about our mangment, I'm glad to hear that you was happy with your meal and our staff, we will try our best the onion Bhaji to be less oily , hot and nice. Thanks again hope to see you soon. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Have been going to the India Villa for years. On Christmas eve we ordered a takeaway. When we opened the dishes they were all swimming in oil especially the dansak which I had to soak up the oil with kitchen paper. Unfortunately the flavour of the whole meal was not good considering the prices have gone up a lot. Sorry... More 

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Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Hi Susan thank you very much. I know you was bit disappointed with your meal last time but you gave us a chance soo we won't let you down, I hope when you try us again your meal will be on point so there on be no complain for you. And have heard that we have won chef of the... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Had stopped coming under last management, but new people seem to have really turned it round. As nice a takeaway chicken biryani and fresh poppadums as I've had anywhere, thank you. Will start coming back again.

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Thank NSF-LB
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much you nice review , much appreciated that you took your time out to write this. We are glad to hear that you really enjoyed our takeaway and we will be more happy holidays appy if you try us inside.And we recently have won chef of the year award.. More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Been here on and off since the 80s. Place still has the blackened exposed timber-frame and the narrow bar lined lobby where you squeeze past takeaway customers to get to a table. This is even more of a squeeze since new management took over in 2016 and were an immediate hit locally, thanks to more variety - duck features widely... More 

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Sobhan S, Owner at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much David you took your time out to write, I know it bit squeezed but we trying do something about that. We take 45 to 50 minutes during the busy time basically if we don't take time our chef won't be able tocook your meal nicely you won't enjoyed it soo it better off we take time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Watling Street, Thaxted, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Thaxted
  • Phone Number: 01371831205

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