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) #245 of 592 Restaurants in Bournemouth $$ - $$$ Indian, Asian,
74 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UR, England
+44 1202 559562
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“curry” (17 reviews)
“rice” (9 reviews)
“king prawns” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
74 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service. Great food. Restaurant very chic. Waiters attentive but not intruding. Enough time given between courses. Make sure you hungry as large quantities, especially silly the starters.

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I used to eat and order takeaway from the Joy Restaurant in Ferndown, but have just moved to Charminster and was so pleased there is another Joy just around the corner. Food is superb, probably the best Indian food I have had, and I have...More

Thank GabriellaFaith
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We went to Joy's last night on a Groupon Voucher. We were a bit worried after reading some of the reviews. But we had an excellent meal. Very tasty and the staff were very nice. Will definitely go again.

Thank Janice B
Martin M, Manager at Joy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your comments, we do our best to please all our customers.

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Last two visit have been very poor Food is no way near as tasty as it use to be Last visit was on a Groupon voucher They got two meals completely wrong, they did change them but asked before they did if we would just...More

Thank sarahsim0n
Martin M, Manager at Joy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you for your review. If you follow the t and c's when you purchase Groupon you can enjoy your deal without embracement to your guest.

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Thanks to he deal it wasn't expensive. There are a lot of better Indians in Bournemouth. I wouldn't chose to go back however if a friend booked it for a group I would go.

Thank James K
Martin M, Manager at Joy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We will always take our customer feedbacks and improve where possible. We offer a 3 course meal priced at £12.99 every Wednesday, we believe this is better value then Groupon.

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant having booked 2 for 1 starters and mains through Table Pouncer. The restaurant was fairly empty and yet they forgot our drinks. The starters were nice when they arrived. We both ordered seafood special mains (which were fairly expensive). My husband's prawn...More

Thank 1Beck2
Martin M, Manager at Joy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

We do not run 2 for 1 on table pouncer, also please be reminded just like any deals/offers there are restrictions, if adhered to them one can benefit.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Go here a lot using groupon and get a take away delivered now and then. The staff are really attentive. Put in a big order last night for a large group of people. It was spot on, delivery time only 45 mins. The food is...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Must say it was A great place to eat food was really good and the staff looked after you very well good value too . i will go back the only thing I would say its not in the best places of Bournemouth .

Thank 829derek
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Another Groupon deal made us travel to this great contemporary Indian, the menu is fantastic and my wife and I had a great meal here, the portions are good and the tastes are distinguished and definitely had something different than the usual curries and side...More

1  Thank paulwoodward23
Reviewed 17 March 2017

On reading a previous report with regard to using a Groupon Voucher. I was rather concerned as I intended to use the same voucher , Whist I thought that you only had to download the voucher , when I went to book on line I...More

1  Thank shirleymt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 559562
  • E-mail
Welcome to Joy Restaurants, we are an independent group of Quality Indian Restaurants in Bournemouth, Ferndown, Wallisdown and Southbourne.On opening my first restaurant Ferndown Spice at the age of 22, my vision was to bring contemporary dining to Dorset and become the best in the area-not just a curry house! The group expanded in 2003 with the addition of Jidan Taj and in 2011 our latest restaurant, Joy.Our aim is to provide you with a unique, enjoyable dining experience with delicious range of diverse innovative Indian/Bangladesh dishes full of flavour.All our dishes follow the philosophy of healthy cooking, and cooked to order with traditional methods using the freshest, finest ingredients and well presented. Enjoy a cold Indian beer with your meal or a glass of something from our extensive wine list. Delectable desserts provide a fitting end to your meal.All our restaurants are designed for you, with comfort, luxury and good value in mind. Enjoy our contemporary relaxed surroundings and exemplary friendly service.Wonderful hospitality and consistently outstanding Indian cuisine, where discerning diners return time and time again.Martin MiahProprietor
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