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India Villa

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Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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20 Watling Street, Thaxted, England
+44 1371 831205
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two of us enjoyed a midweek meal here, our first since new management took over. Very happy we were too. All the staff were welcoming and attentive, and the manager (called DJ, I think) is keen to impress. We had only a main course - two tasty chicken dishes with excellent sides and a perfect naan. Not the experience of... More 

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Thank PaulHowardCambs
Thaxted, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is under new management A massive improvement on food quality Now one of the best Indian restaurants in the area Worth booking at the weekend gets full very quickly Hope it can keep this standard up

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Thank Mike C
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited last Friday evening having just about managed to book a table the day before. The restaurant was busy on arrival which is a good sign of the new management given how often it would be empty when passing previously. The staff were welcoming and quickly showed us to our table and bought popadoms, although drinks were slower and... More 

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Thank AndrewT273
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much, much appreciat your feedback, we are really happy that you was really happy about our service, and we are sorry about your drinks coming really slow and we took action on that sooo next time that don't happen anymore! We basically took extra time because soo we can prepare your meal nicely soo you can sit... More 

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we would give the Indian Villa a try as we had heard the food and service had improved considerably under the new management. We had a most friendly welcome, good service and delicious food. There were four of us and everything we ordered was great. A very enjoyable evening.

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Thank leenabloxham
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciated that, we really happy about that you enjoy our meal and the service , next time will try our more best to look after you We really greatfull with. Your review and we try improve our management more and more please do recommend your friend and family. Thank you More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had two visits this month. Food greatly improved and service extremely friendly, although rather a long wait between the starters and the main course. Good to see the restaurant looking bright and clean.

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Thank Gillian H
Sobhan S, General Manager at India Villa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your good review,, we basically take time between starter and main course it's because our chef try he's best to give you really good meal soo you can enjoy your meal and not be disappointed.. We recently changed everything from our new mangement. We keep everything clean because we want out costumer not think bad... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has recently reopened so we wanted to try it. The problems we experienced were as follows: 1 - the takeaway was supposed to take 50 minutes, it took 1hr35. Communication was very bad about this and many customers were upset by the timings. 2 - the takeaway was missing some items which we only realised once we got... More 

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1 Thank tingtongs
Sobhan S, Owner at India Villa, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us allocate where we need to improve on our customer services. Staff are trained to inform customers each order will take an estimated 50 miniutes on weekends, however we were overwhelmed by the crowd who where eager to try us as we have recently changed business management, which was why many orders were slightly... More 

colchester
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lovely location and very clean resturant.The staff were very quick to take order but after the main service slowed nearly to a stop.Food was ok,the rice was a brownish colour which did not look right plus the taste was not as good.Onion barghis were flavourless just hot and greasy.Coffee when served was far too strong and they forgot the sugar.we... More 

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Thank ColchesterRockchick
Sobhan S, Owner at India Villa, responded to this review

I have taken out the time to read about your experience, then tried to recall the event and remember well. As you are aware of the change of management, we were overwhelmed with the response we received from the community and we continue to improve our services. We can assure you that service is running smooth now, and for many... More 

Thaxted, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our last two experiences of this restaurant under the previous management were "poor" and "very poor", and we'd concluded we'd need to travel out of Thaxted to get a good indian meal. However, as it's changed hands, my wife and I thought we'd try once more, with a takeaway last night. What a transformation!! The food was excellent, the service... More 

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1 Thank peterG3101ON
Sobhan S, Owner at India Villa, responded to this review

We are sorry about your previous experiences, and extremely glad to hear about your most recent visit. We continue to thrive in Thaxted, having been nominated for an award by the British Curry Awards, also preparing for Christmas. A very popular dish is the "King Prawn Bengal Special", the Head Chef is recommending the "Lamb Shank" as this dish is... More 

Thaxted, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Recently under new management and what an improvement. Had a takeaway and the food was all amazing, 100 times better than it used to be, so enjoyed.

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Thank georgie61
Sobhan S, Owner at India Villa, responded to this review

Your feedback is much appreciated. We can ensure you fresh quality ingredients being cooked by a dedicated Chef with 20 years experience and a very sophisticated team in our kitchen. We continue to maintain this structure we have built and hope to receive support from you all. More 

Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were staying at a B&B nearby and like Indian food, so we walked to India Villa where we enjoyed a taste treat at a quite reasonable price. The staff made us feel welcome and took care of us very well. We had two mains with rice and stuffed paratha, a large glass of house wine and a large Kingfisher,... More 

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Thank TampaDoug
Sobhan S, Owner at India Villa, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We thoroughly enjoyed your custom, and hope to see you back. We also appreciate your generousity and continue to work on our menu. The "King Prawn Bengal Special" is now popular amongst the locals, otherwise the Head Chef recommends his "Lamb Shank" which we are considering for our Christmas Day menu. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Watling Street, Thaxted, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Thaxted
  • Phone Number: +44 1371 831205

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?