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Cowes Tandoori

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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40 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
+44 1983 296710
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Got the Tuesday special deal - plus you can bring your own drinks without corkage (M&S football round the corner is a great stop for a drink). Food is good and service is of a good standard too. Recommended..

Thank Barry D
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Its clean, BUT the food was truly shocking, the starters contained the entire Dead Sea worth of salt, and perhaps someone should introduce them to pepper. Huge main courses, indistinguishable from each other (fifty shades of red food colouring). And the lights, dear god the lights, The light show wasn't enough to distract from a terrible meal.

Thank gonefusion
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We use Cowes Tandoori on a regular basis, and always find the staff polite, efficient and accommodating. The food is always excellent, and the staff are happy to "tailor" any of the meals to meet specific requirements

Thank Graylinc
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

3 of us went to this restaurant after a colleague recommended it but very disappointed, food was ok but didn't feel welcome despite it being empty. Being a meal on expenses we each required an itemised bill and VAT receipt which we didn't get and only reluctantly got the VAT number, never had a problem like this despite eating out... More 

Thank Marcus G
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Whilst staying in nearby Gurnard we fancied a curry supper so ventured into Cowes. Not disappointed with the food but the chap who served us was a bit surly. Best onion bhajis I 've ever had with a great chicken tikka marsalla to follow. Also we were allowed to take our own wine which was nice even though they had... More 

Thank Ballcock
Leicester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Late Friday evening, so perhaps not too surprising that other customers offered some entertainment. One had to be escorted out of the door before finishing her meal, by her friends as clearly unable to walk by herself. Single diner on next table fell asleep with his half finished poppadoms. We however had a great meal, and my mild chicken coconut... More 

Thank Norbert2013
Greater London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was ok but the the service was lacking in warmth. A passable experience but not a particularly memorable one, the two chicken curries we had were fine but the cold manner of the waiter put a little bit of a dampener on the experience.

1 Thank Will W
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Went into Saffron and observed many people complaining because they had waited 30 minutes. We decided to leave and went down the road to Cowes Tandoori. Fantastic food. Very fresh. Portions so large we had to take them away. Highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cowes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Excellent selection of curry and well describe with how hot they are for the inexperienced. Inside decor bit basic but the food and service makes up for that.

Thank tcpjennings
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

14 out for a meal - we pre-ordered in advance and actually the food wasn't too bad apart from the wait which was lengthy resulting in rice's and sides being cold by the time the main arrived...! These were grudgingly replaced (microwaved) and returned. With 14 people and pre-ordered in advance each of us knew exactly what we would pay... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
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  • Address: 40 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 296710

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