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The Ganges

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9 West Street, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock, England
+44 1822 616731
17:40 - 22:50
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Sun - Sat 17:40 - 22:50
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Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
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160 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a meal here on a one night visit to Tavistock. The dish ( a madras) could easily have passed as a vindaloo. Infact I have had vindaloos milder than my dish at the Ganges. In saying that, the meal was tasty and the service was very good indeed. If I ever find myself in Tavistock again, I would revisit... More 

Thank Dave F
Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have come here frequently over the years and it never disappoints. The staff are friendly and the food is delicious.

Thank Oggie-Muryan
Bere Alston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We keep hoping this place will get better, but although the service is friendly and efficient, the food is very mediocre. All the usual things on the menu, with no fresh new flavours or enticing aromas of sizzling hot spices or herbs. Even the ponir is actually cheddar - can't imagine why they don't make their own, it only takes... More 

Thank judymac2014
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Booked a table at The Ganges Tavistock for 8.15. Arrived on time, our table was not ready. After 10 minutes we were told it would not be too much longer. After 30 minutes of waiting in the draughty entrance area still no sign of our table, during this time we were not even offered a complimentory drink which is usual... More 

Thank Jackie C
Caloundra, Australia
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We ordered take-away meals from The Ganges tonight and were very pleasantly surprised by both the quality and the prices. I have enjoyed curries for many years, in India, Australia and England and can say that the food here is as good as we have eaten anywhere. Lamb Rogon Josh was excellent, as were the vegetarian dishes, in particular the... More 

Thank car0line2811
United States
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488 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Had dinner here on a Saturday night in October. We were seated right away. The service was very friendly. I ordered the chicken Madras which was very good. My wife ordered the chicken Rogan Josh and it was excellent, extremely flavorful. We had some pompadons and chutneys as well as the peshwari naan. We also ordered the aloo chana and... More 

Tavistock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Looking for an indian resturant look no further great food very tasty lovely setting and friendly and helpful staff

Thank 820diannr
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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400 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I think there may have been a change of management or a new chef because the Ganges has seriously upped its game since our last visit. We all ordered things we normally have but the dishes were subtly different and uniformly excellent; we all thought there was definitely more meat in each dish and that the quality has gone up... More 

1 Thank Devon1964
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a two course meal here and all the food was delicious. Nicely spiced and full of flavour. I would recommend this to anyone who loves Indian food as it is some of the best I have had.

Thank Sue H
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Came here on the last night of our holiday as a bit of a treat. Attentive but not intrusive service, tasty and delicious food, a great end to our holiday!

Thank alison c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:40 - 22:50
17:40 - 22:50
17:40 - 22:50
17:40 - 22:50
17:40 - 22:50
17:40 - 22:50
17:40 - 22:50
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 West Street, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Tavistock
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 616731

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