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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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DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As this restaurant does not advertise its opening hours and as I was travelling 75 miles, I telephoned the evening before to ask if they would be serving lunch the following day( a Friday). I was told "Yes" and arranged for lunch at 12.30.After having difficulty in finding a near by parking place, I went to the restaurant , went... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On 2 separate occassions before Christmas I ordered takeaways - the naans in the first order were completely inedible - undercooked & rubbery. I mentioned this when I went into order the second takeaway - no comment at all from the waiter. The second takeaway was dry and again horrible - this time I took the time to write a... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited the Jewel in the Crown with a group of friends for dinner, excellent starters with dips and chutney. Our main courses were cooked to perfection, my Chicken Tikka Jarjala was delicious. The staff are very friendly and attentive, prices are comparable with other Indian restaurants, though the drinks can be a bit pricey.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

tasty food but drinks are very over priced so watch what you order. We asked for water and it came in large expensive bottles without being ask what type of water

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Thank tracec23
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
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?