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74 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UR, England
+44 1202 559562
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“poppadoms” (18 reviews)
“curry” (18 reviews)
“dhansak” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
74 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UR, England
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent chicken Dhansak with Bombay aloo and garlic naan . Arrived on time , perfect and great value 👍

Thank Dannyzooks
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered the chickpea side, aubergine side, and mushroom rice as I am a vegan. The food was tasty and a nice amount of spice but I found the rice and aubergine very oily, which was a shame. It was also very dark in the...More

Thank dcruz_laura_
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Booked this for a Friday night with groupon voucher after reading T & Cs about what and when ( no seafood, no duck no lamb shank dishes) . Arrived at 7pm to find only 2 other couples seated. We were already seated when I said...More

1  Thank Helen M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on a groupon deal for dinner on Thursday. Wow! Absolutely amazing food. Best Indian meal I've had. Huge portions, presentation second to none and the food was delicious. Will be going back very soon. Loved it. The staff were so nice too.

1  Thank jegkat33
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Very accommodating staff. Best Indian food I have had in a long time. Large portions and good value for money. We used a groupon offer 2 course meal for 2 for £18. It was not a problem. Total bill at end...More

Thank Caddicam
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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.

1  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.

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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