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The Jewel In The Crown

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48-50 St. Michael Street, Dumfries DG1 2QF, Scotland
+44 1387 264183
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to work in Dumfries, more than 20 years ago. If curry was on the agenda, JITC was the venue. I was driving through Dumfries last week, needed a break and revisited my old haunt. Starter, main, rice, naan and soft drink £22. Not bad at all. Portions generous, and main had nice blend of flavour and spice. Pilau... More 

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Thank Gary C
Dundee, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We've returned to getting carry-outs (and the odd sit-in) from The Jewel in the Crown for a few years now and there's a simple reason - the food is very very good. We hear that traditional Indian food chefs are getting a bit thin on the ground these days....these guys know what they're doing.

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Thank MarkAndMorag
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I have never written a bad review on trip advisor. I had a takeaway from here last night and I can quite honestly say that it is the most revolting meal i have EVER had. I ordered a set meal for one. The chicken pakora was palatable but very dry chicken. I ordered a chicken dhansac however and it was... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Having not been to the Jewel in the Crown for a while after feeling like there had been a slight dip in quality we gave it another try and it was back to how it was, excellent flavours, freshly cooked, delicious food. Vegetarian dishes were particularly good. Will be happy to make sample their delights on a more regular basis... More 

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Thank lam105
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I went with my girlfriend, i ordered a Massala, my girlfriend ordered a korma, she stopped eating when she realised the chicken in her meal was PINK inside, when i told them this all they could do was apologise. She wouldn't have excepted a replacement meal after seeing this, even though one was not offered. Their card machine didn't work,... More 

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1 Thank floyd711
Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Three friends in for an evening meal, we were the only people in for a meal, very quiet! But the food is amazing, we ordered a mixture and shared it all out between us. King prawn sag, butter chicken and chicken korma, mushroom rice, boiled rice, cheese and garlic Nan, and a lamb meat Nan, everything tastes extranet delicious, so... More 

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Thank Julie619
Livingston, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I was in Dumfries visiting a friend and we went to the Jewel in the Crown. I have been eating out in Indian restaurants for over 30 years and the meal I had was up there with the best. The people who put negative comments up about this place I would suggest know little about British Indian restaurant food. There... More 

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Thank billrob19
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

I sat in and ordered a curry, a side and a drink. I felt foolish handing over my hard earned for a tiny little meal which was eaten in no more than 3 minutes. The small gentleman with the glasses patrolled the restaurant and asked us if we were enjoying our meal. I bit my tongue and sat still, as... More 

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1 Thank Yicken
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Have been many times and usually quite enjoyable but last night - very disappointed. Service for drinks so slow - Had to go hunting staff at the bar for ice bucket for the wine despite having asked earlier. Asked for a bottle of soda water - got a glass... Popadoms to start - we were not finished but they brought... More 

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1 Thank LindasScotland
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Very friendly restaurant. I'm really really fussy about my kurma and this restaurant hit the spot with excellence. Best mushroom pilau rice I've ever had, gorgeous nan bread, yummy chicken pakoras. Highly recommend xx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-50 St. Michael Street, Dumfries DG1 2QF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 264183

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