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87 Newport Road | North Devon, Barnstaple, England
+44 1271 322299
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live in India and am frequently dismayed at the "select a meat and a sauce" approach in Indian restaurants in the UK. This place is different. They serve up a selection of authentic food cooked to order. This means the menu looks a little smaller than the endless permutations you may be used to but they have... More 

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1 Thank Christian1754
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent and freshly cooked served by a couple with professionlism and fun. When ask about a dish for my wife who loves Indian food but due to a medical condition is limited to ingredients such as fats and oils they could have been more helpful. My wife will now be joining us on our next visit.

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Thank allandyson1
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sensational tasting food with great atmosphere and decor. The food was not like any indian I had eaten at before with many authentic dishes, I personally chose the railway curry and was not disappointed with the incredible taste or the story behind how the curry was invented. Very reasonably priced too!

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Thank Rory J
Swimbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I moved to Devon from Manchester 10 yrs ago and know a thing or two about curry. This food is, without doubt, the best in North Devon. I've eaten at every Indian/Bangladeshi/Nepalese restaurant within a 20 mile radius of Bideford and this place absolutely tops the lot. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank _cymargieson
Devon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is fresh and vibrant... a really great new menu for one of the town's best. I would love to see more vegan options as the dishes sampled to date have been exceptional . It caters for all tastes and all foodies.

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Thank DeannToni
Landkey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant gave a warm welcome with efficient friendly and professional staff. The menu was extensive and clearly indicated the content and strength of the different curries. My friend and i shared two curries with side orders all very enjoyable

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Thank marybrookies
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

New owners, great authentic food, really good all round. Ganges of old does not even compare!!!. Best Indian in Barnstaple without a doubt. Get down there!!

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1 Thank DanLam1
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Under new management The Ganges offers modern, fresh and delicious Indian food, using fresh ingredients. This is not brown sludge served with rice, try the Dehli kebab with roti, heaven.

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Thank mary t
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a meal at the Ganges tonight, one of the best Indian meals I have had in ages. Food freshly cooked and SO tasty. Staff friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit folks

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Thank HillsG
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

First visit since the new owners took over and was very impressed! The menu is quite small, but more authentic than the usual Indian menu. Ordered Samosas for starters - they came handmade with proper pastry - not the filo pastry ones out of a box. Good start :) Main course was the Jungle Curry (I think!) - slow cooked... 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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Newport Road | North Devon, Barnstaple, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 322299

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