Durbar

4.4
80 reviews
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Indian
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Indian restaurant in Notting Hill.
What 80 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as always! I'm a regular there over 15 years.

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VV
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd time at Durbar's and in fact, we are going there again this evening. The Indian food here is truly delicious. A mingling of flavors that you really want to savor and take your time to enjoy. We had the samosa trio and calamari appetizers. Divine. For dinner we ordered several dishes to share including the king prawns, the chicken vindaloo, a very good lamb dish and rounded everything off with garlic naan, raita, and lemon rice. An exquisite Indian meal that is very hard to find in the States. They also have some great South African wines on the menu and dessert was delightful - banana fritters with Mango Ice Cream. A lovely evening - great food and service.

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service very thorough. Try their specialties!

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Durbar was a very clean, nice environment with good portions of food. We found the chicken korma and chicken tikka masala to be a little too sweet for our tastes, but others might not have an issue with that. Naan was delicious, but most naan is!

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Hawaii
370 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very good food & service, but a bit pricey. The chicken vindalo was most tasty, as were the basmati rice and garlic naan. I appreciated that I was given time to finish my beer after eating dinner, as this is not always the case in Indian restaurants. I would definitely consider returning the next time I am in Notting Hill.

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BC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Sadly my daughter was inadvertently served a dish with nuts to which she is extremely allergic and had a medical emergency. The owner was very apologetic, but the damage was done, and sadly this was the first time she had Indian food, so has a very negative impression. Be careful of this place, afterwards we learned the waiter did not write down the allergy after we mentioning.

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LO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was a birthday booking of which there was no acknowledgement of by the staff. Also, whilst the staff were friendly, the service was very, very slow and it took over 15 minutes before we were served our first dish. I ordered the calamari to start which was horribly soggy and seem like it was soaked in extremely salty soy sauce. My main, the Nihari was very tasty but sadly very oily. My friend also found his food very oily. The rice and naan we ordered were lovely. Sadly, not the best experience and I dine out a lot. Maybe because we went on a Monday evening...

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Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service as usual- best curry in London.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had to wait around20 minutes for our table as the restaurant was very busy and it was Christmas week but the food was very good and the service as staff were very kind, attentive and accommodating .

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LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have dinner at Durbar every time we come to London and its always a pleasure! Food is delicious.

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IR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

portions of the starter (vegeterian plate) was extremely small compared to the price.
the waiter serving us was not kind.

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Efficient staff and delicious, super tasty Indian food.

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and customer service in a very nice quaint restaurant.

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HT
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Booked on the day via the app as decent reviews and within walking distance from our Maida Vale apartment.
Our table wasn’t quite ready, as restaurant was jam packed. We were able to wait at outside tables as weather was good so we didn’t mind.
Everyone enjoyed their choice of meal, which were all good quality and full of flavour.
Agree with previous reviews about waiter being a tad overpowering, pushing us to order certain things. Aside to this I couldn’t fault service, cleanliness and food that was good value. Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone in search of decent Indian food in the Notting Hill area.

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AE
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and an excellent experience! Durbar is a family-run Indiana restaurant that's been open over 60 years. The food is flavorful and aromatic. We knew we ordered too much food because there were so many dishes that we wanted to try, but nothing went to waste. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Everything about Durbar is casual, but the food is simply wonderful.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dubar Tandoori Restaurant is my absolute favourite over many years for Indian food in London. I always pay a visit, when in London.

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e
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A little bit disappointing evening, the lamb dish was not very good, it was tough. Also we over ordered so we left quite a lot of the food. The place is a bit crushed and you feel slightly rushed by the waiters. I have been here several times in the past and I remember the food being outstanding.

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TF
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, but service is a little uncomfortable...pushy to get you to buy more, but not very helpful or responsive to requests (e.g. took us asking four times to get tap water).

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D
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far this is the best Indian restaurant in all of London!

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r
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Was looking for some good Indian cuisine while in London and found it only blocks from where we are staying. Durbar is excellent food with fine service, at a reasonable price.
My wife, no fan of Indian food, enjoyed her tandoori chicken immensely.

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LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come to London we go to Durbar. We' en never been disappointed. Food is delicious, staff is very kind and prices are totally ok.

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V
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

authentic flavors in a neighborhood location that made the 30 minute walk from our hotel well worth it.

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HW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best Indian food I have eaten in either USA or London

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NS
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Established Indian restaurant which nails it in every area for this category of eating. Would recommend to all.

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DN
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW, this place is a must when you're in the neighborhood. Its been around forever and the reason is obvious. Great food, fun atmosphere and excellent service. Don't miss.

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OT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Farewell lunch with friends who are emigrating

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L
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, nice variety and very well priced. Would highly recommend for a casual night out.

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HE
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Make sure to book a table - wednesday fully booked at 8

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Super endroit pour manger Indien, carte varié et vrai découverte

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice and casual Indian restaurant in Bayswater. Good food and a nice atmosphere.

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SN
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food. We loved every single dish...tikka chicken, butter chicken, samosas, lamb chops and saag paneer. Good chicken quality. We live in Chicago and it was the best Indian food we’ve ever had. Definitely check it out.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive service in a comfortable setting.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, nice atmosphere. Everything we ordered was delicious, and was served with courtesy. This is our second time here, we would come again.

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London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and i were in London on holidays and we tried durbar restaurant based on Google ratings
Great food great service, we had a lovely time there

Authentic indian food !

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Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pretty good indian restaurant. Everything is alacart...which is odd for Indian. I.e. rice and naan are separate from your entree. Good food though. Decent pricing. Decent service.

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PW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve always valued the Durbar for its friendly service, high quality creative cooking and value for money. This occasion didn’t disappoint.

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London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was really good unfortunately the service was a bit rude. We felt rushed especially at the beginning to order our meals.
I am not sure if I would recommend it.

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This Indian restaurant is a little different from the average. The menu has specialties from various regions of India. Each of us in our party had something different. Each was nicely different from what I normally have.
The restaurant was very busy, but we could carry on conversation without competing with background noise, a bugbear for me. Will visit again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a bit difficult to choose from the long menu, but the waiter gave us excellent advice on what to choose for our children. They tasted good Indian good for the first time (apart from another bad experience), and they loved it. As did we ;) There was not a grain of rice left on the table as we finished, really delicious.

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D
London
33 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local authentic Indian food. Prompt service, good flavours and quality and decent value for money

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