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T & J Mahal

39 Elm Grove, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
+44 23 9281 5824
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (38 reviews)
“poppadoms” (17 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Elm Grove, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We went here as a group of guys as part of a stag do celebrations. I called up and was able to book a table even the night before. We arrived and was seated. Poppadum's, chutneys were all brought out quickly as were the drinks....More

1  Thank AndyandJackie
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I like this place. Unpretentious. Great food, presented well and good staff. Some Indian restaurants present you with dishes swimming in ghee but every dish I've had here has not ever been like that. You can taste the spices. I like a lot!

1  Thank pointsslave
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

First time we've ordered from here and we weren't disappointed. The food was lush. Every course was tasty. Even down to the fresh pot of salad for the poppadoms, which wasn't the usual few bits of soggy lettuce & onion, as most restaurants provide. Would...More

1  Thank DeeLT
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Once again I had a wonderful meal with really friendly staff. Makes you feel that everything is al right. So warm and not to forget bloody tasty . Wow

1  Thank tonyslay
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Another lovely meal at the T&J, we have tried other restaurants but they never live up to this one. Lovely food, friendly staff as always Thank you

1  Thank Tony K
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Returned to this restaurant and I must say the service, cleanliness, food and dining experience was faultless. The food was impeccable, extremely tasty and the diversity of flavour was excellent. The dining experience is great.....attentive service but no continual interruptions. A generally high standard and...More

1  Thank Cliff100
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

And a few things have changed. I didn't see the dish I ordered last time. I'm not sure if the owners have changed. I didn't see the wine list so can't comment on that. However everything I ordered was good. Large portions, probably a bit...More

1  Thank pointsslave
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Have eaten here a few times and can honestly say i can't mark down for a single thing. Great menu, very accommodating. Friendly staff, great drinks menu. Good price for excellent food.

1  Thank missnikkikrista
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Really disappointed that my once favourite Indian has gone downhill. Started to try other restaurants but gave this a last chance last week when we ordered our usual takeaway dishes. Upon opening the food I had to drain half down the sink due to so...More

1  Thank Mizz12
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

So I do like to try new restaurants in Southsea and I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur (in my own mind), but I've always remained loyal to T and J. Recently I've dabbled with a new Indian restaurant and to be fair to...More

1  Thank mattkonieczny
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Elm Grove, Portsmouth PO5 1JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9281 5824
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