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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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The Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
+44 1227 368888
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided on a whim to go for dinner, could not get into our usual place so decided to go here, was a bit wary after hearing others opinions but I have to say the staff were great, really nice menu and although the standard dishes are on the menu there are also lots of more unusual dishes so it... More 

Thank Tracy F
St Albans, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on Thursday evening with family. Lovely decor and views out to sea. The food was delicious- big portions and presented in an appetising manner. Staff were very accommodating and polite- an enjoyable evening

Thank 135alison
herne bay
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there with a dining group so there were around 20 of us but we were sat at tables of 4 rather than a large group. Some of the diners had not realised that it was a buffet and were a bit disappointed that it was not waiter service as the price was quite high - they are more... More 

Thank HerneBayCharley
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on the off chance on a Friday evening and it was pretty busy, which is usually a good sign. Service was warm and friendly, reasonable selection of drinks and a good variety of food on the menu. The dips that came with the poppadoms were fresh and delicious and from there we went straight into the mains. We... More 

Thank mgwhu
London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are regulars at this restaurant because the food is always excellent and the service comes with a smile. We were there last night and I stupidly dropped my purse on the floor. I didn't realise until this morning when I went into a panic but I need not have worried. The team at the Maharaja found it as soon... More 

Thank Triona P
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awful customer service and very aggressive staff members. Was an awful experience for our whole party we left after having a drink and poppadoms . Clearly this restaurant does not appreciate local custom

Thank Kerryt1234
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and occupies a prime location on the Bay. It is extremely large and at quiet times off season it is possible to be the only ones there mid week. The food quality overall is very good, freshly cooked and with plenty of choice. Prices are average. Service is attentive but not obtrusive. Just one criticism... More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This place is in the old bandstand the decor is very good I will recommend this restaurant the menu is very good with lots of choices the food was excellent the sauces for the papadum are really good too real nice cold cobra beer too if they used table clothes it would improve my rating from 4 stars to 5... More 

Thank Vince Q
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Had Sunday lunch,8 of us went there for their Sunday buffett but as the resturant had very few customers the buffett was replaced with a lunch time menu, which was not a problems to us. The service as always very good, the food good quality, food arrived well presended good portions and hot. This resturant is located on the sea... More 

Thank Henry P
Kent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The staff were extremely polite and friendly and the food was good with good sized portions. The restaurant itself is interesting and occupies a nice plot by the sea. 3/5 only for me however as they have had fluctuating food hygiene ratings and having tried to book a large party here were let down last minute.

Thank Aryan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 368888

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