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The Riz

$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
49 Northdown Road | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2RN, England
+44 1843 293698
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“riz” (92 reviews)
“paratha” (17 reviews)
“aubergine curry” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49 Northdown Road | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2RN, England
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1 - 10 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food that is not your typical Indian food x lived in Margate 35 years and one of the best x four out of five of our party are vegan and the owner couldn’t have been more helpful x

Thank Debi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a family outing and we took a detour from London to Westgate on sea. We went to this restaurant as the most of the other restaurant in the town were closed due to easter holidays. We ordered a variety of food starting from...More

1  Thank Harsh S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here's what I have had the last two weekends (first time sit in and second time home delivery) All vegan all delicious and enough to keep some for brekkies the next day! Dhal with Spinach, two masala dosas ( potato filled rice pancakes with a...More

1  Thank Cydcydcyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paul's fabulous meals always tempt me back. Prawn curry, beautifully spiced, with delicious soft French merlot warms the spirit on a cold beast of an evening. Gorgeous soft white furnishings with immaculate linen napkins and tablecloths. I treasure each dining experience.

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Discovered the Riz and took the risk for a takeaway from here and boy did it pay off. The food was phenomenal. The best biryani I’ve ever had. The mutton curry had so much flavour. So many spices I can still taste it and it...More

Thank Lescratch
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The owner fitted in s table of 8 at short notice and we had a fantastic meal. The breads were to die for ..... order extra you will want them, the Dhosas the best my friends had had outside of India ..... excellent vegetarian selection...More

1  Thank sonya m
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I can't think of anything positive to say about our visit. They didn't have the beer I wanted, they didn't have several of the breads we wanted, the place was cold and the food was very average, we won't be going back.

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Great celebration dinner here and enjoyed the fried squid and the fish curry in particular. The owner is super friendly and explains the menu in detail, which is helpful. Great prices too.

1  Thank Emily T
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my husband on a Sunday, so it was quiet as expected being winter in Margate. We had a few starters (recommend the stuffed mini masala dosa) which were delicious and the chicken karahi and chicken Dhansak with chapati and a pilau, highly...More

2  Thank EximiusAstrum
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The food is authentic and excellent. The manager Paul is a real character. My wife is from Sri Lanka and both she and I are very particular. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Chris B
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13 December 2017|
Response from Kevin J | Reviewed this property |
I am not local and therefore unable to advise having not been there since my last review. They are on the phone and would welcome your enquiry for sure. Dial ‭+44 1843 293698‬
Elsie W
3 March 2017|
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Response from Elsie W |
We went today - called first, 12 - 2.30 for sunday lunch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Northdown Road | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 293698
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