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Castle Tandoori

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Elephant & Castle shopping centre | New Kent Road, London, England
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I so enjoyed everything about this restaurant which reminded me of Indian food from the 70s when I first tasted in a restaurant. My mother always had a jar of mix for my Dad who had fallen for curry in what was then Bombay in the 2nd World War and Vesta was a player. There was nothing rushed about the... More 

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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

On first appearance you feel this Indian is outdated. It has the look of not having been updated since the 70s... it even has prawn cocktail on the menu!! However they surprised us and we ordered our Indian meal choices and they were great. The food was authentic , i am Indian and the service was attentive with reasonable pricing... More 

1 Thank IndianCricketFAN
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Despite the outdated decor, never judge a book by its cover. The food was absolutely phenomenal and was moreish. I ordered chicken tikka and lamb pasanda , two dishes which were worth the price. The chicken and lamb was beautifully cooked and was tender as the day it was butchered. I would have never thought food could be served so... More 

1 Thank IslaEastbourne446
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The waiter there was extremely rude - I think he was the supervisor there. We had to wait for 30 mins before we got the starters. The starters was served in a small plate, with no room for anything at all, and some lettuce had fallen from the plate on the table. Before bringing in the main dish 30 mins... More 

Thank BB140784
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I got a take away and ordered the creamy pasanda, yet it wasn't creamy and just was a red sauce, similar to a tikka masala. It was very disappointing.

Thank Maxine N
Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Fancied an Indian meal before going to Corsica studios so popped in for a quick meal. Wasn't really expecting much but was surprised by the food and service. Had the chicken pasanda which was one of the best I have had. My partner ordered the chicken madrass and the accompanying rice and naan bread which were all equally as good.... More 

Thank brookbrown
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends not expecting much by the looks of the restaurant but am I glad we did. The food was absolutely delicious. I had chicken tikka, speciality duck dish, Bombay aloo and pilau rice. Everything tasted spot on. Service was good and prices are competitive. Went back next day for a take away and the food tasted even better!... More 

Thank Shahed A
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The duck dish I had was the house special 'Castle Duck' which was unexceptional of taste but very special of price. £10! And watch out for their bottles of beer. I was meeting a friend I hadn't seen for a year so we yakked and had a few bottles of Kingfisher/Cobra. The beer tab far exceeded even the specially priced... More 

Thank jimcareyseed
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Been eating here for a few months, can't beat the chicken and spinach saag chicken dish, the best I have had anywhere. Staff friendly and decor dated but clean. For the price you can't go wrong. The music does seem to be on a loop. Very old school indian restaurant where the food comes first .

1 Thank islaeastbourne
Surrey, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I walked to this restaurant after reading Trip Advisor reviews- which are totally false. It's the worst East Indian Food I ever had. Correction you can't even call it East Indian food. Restaurant needs a major overhaul and cleaning. When we got to the restaurant at dinner time the place was empty. I recommend you don't eat here.

Thank HarpalSingh1154

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elephant & Castle shopping centre | New Kent Road, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 02077029130

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