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DARBAR, Emsworth Hampshire,

DARBAR

4.6
4.6
286 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
Darbar Restaurant provides an exceptional dining experience offering North Indian Mughalai cuisine introduced to India by the royal kitchens of the Mughal emperors & other regional specialties coupled with an array of cocktails, mocktails, beers and a wide range of wines chosen by connoisseurs.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Fish, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Sun 17:30–22:30
  • Phone number
    01243 430095
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    OLIVER CARDOZO
  • Catering
    Outside Private and Corporate Catering available. Please inquire.
  • Private party facilities
    Large Dining area for private parties of up to 45 covers. Has own bar area. Prior reservation essential. Available on Sunday - Thursday
  • Area
    Emsworth
  • Cross Street
    36/38 NORTH STREET PO10 7DG
  • Parking Details
    Free street parking from 6.00 pm onwards. Two large paid public parking within 3 to 5-minute walks
  • Public Transit
    Emsworth Train Station 3 min walk. Stage Coach bus Service No. 700 (Coastal Service Portsmouth to Brighton) Stop 3-5 min walk
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 286 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

286 Reviews
  1. JohnR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stella food, by the far the best in the area. Kindly service and a nice relaxed ambience.

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  2. DavidO

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and very good service. Will be going back soon

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  3. JennyP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever a warm welcome, a good table well presented and superb fresh tasting food from an innovative menu. All served perfectly.

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  4. KHels

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Indian food unlike the Indian restaurant norm Home style food. You really have to try it.

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  5. RichH

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing food. Very standard and not much taste. I was told that the food here was special, and wasn't the case on Tuesday.

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  6. JenniferR

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service with drinks was a little bit slow, had to ask a couple of times where our drinks were. Maybe short staffed?

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  7. MarkA

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal and service as always. Will certainly recommend.

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  8. ChristineF

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit The Darbah regularly both on our own and with visitors and friends. It never fails to delight.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening, good food selection, fab service.

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  10. markd

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a step up from normal high st curry houses.

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  11. NadiaD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful warm staff, happy to please. I took my parents for a special pre-Christmas meal and was hoping for really special Indian food. Darbur didn’t disappoint and we were served interesting dishes of the day as well as the usual curries but excellent quality.

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  12. JaneH

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fabulous food and excellent service. We were running late but they made us very welcome.

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  13. PeterM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Its difficult to find a better Indian Resturaunt. The service is great and the food quailty is amazing.

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  14. March14

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, service was great and the staff were polite and friendly!

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  15. BarbaraF

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thali is perfect for lunch time. Good value and service.

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  16. IzzyW

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious and staff are always friendly and very attentive.

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  17. IanP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and fantastic food. Highly recommend.

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  18. Silvergolf0

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, friendly staff and fantastic food. Had a lovely evening. Thank you all at Darbar.

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  19. IzzyW

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant staff, very attentive and delicious food

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  20. NickyB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious, didn’t have to wait too long but didn’t feel rushed

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat at Darbar. Will try and visit next week

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  22. MarkF

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food cooked perfectly, Darbar special chicken curry is great

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  23. FionualaG

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went at 6pm and it was really quiet but very welcoming. By 7pm it was really buzzing and the vibe was great. Staff are so friendly and passionate about their food. Food was excellent and very authentic. I asked for vegan options and the staff were really accommodating and told me exactly what I could and couldn’t have snd advised on dishes that could be modified. I had a glass of Indian Merlot which was really good (and also vegan). We will definitely be frequent visitors. Highly recommend.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a table for our anniversary. Staff were lovely. Lovely setting, food was absolutely outstanding.

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  25. Tanktoptim

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely meal as always. An authentic taste not like your normal curry houses. Still only take cash - which is great for some people but not all.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service ….Will definitely recommend to friends and family .

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  27. LisaK

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked in the staff were attentive, helpful and made us feel special. The service was quick efficient and the food, wonderful. Definately going to be a favourite and can’t recommend it enough. Interesting menu, a hidden gem!

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  28. AdamS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Only a small selection of vegetarian dishes and the biryani doesn’t come with a sauce. Everything else was good though.

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  29. JoanneM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, friendly and helpful staff and outstanding food

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  30. Barney

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best curries my wife and I have eaten for some time, supported by efficient and helpful service.

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  31. Kate

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and brilliantly friendly staff. Will visit again.

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  32. SteveH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to Darbar great food excellent service will book again

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  33. TrevorM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious,the service was great and the restaurant had a very good atmosphere to enjoy.

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  34. CarM

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great service - I would thoroughly recommend.

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  35. LanaW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, Delicious food! Will definitely visit again

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  36. Rainbow

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great service and delicious food. Will definitely be going back.

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  37. AnnetteB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service. Very attentive. Definitely recommend a visit.

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  38. AmandaM

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent - flavorful and spicy and a real taste of India

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  39. AliP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food and service. It was a Saturday lunchtime and only us and one other table so very quiet.

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  40. Hamish

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, the staff are friendly and go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable. Lovely place, I would definitely recommend it.

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DARBAR is rated 4.6 stars by 286 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for DARBAR

36-38 North Street, Emsworth Hampshire, PO10 7DG

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    36/38 NORTH STREET PO10 7DG
  • Area
    Emsworth
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Sun 17:30–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Fish, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free street parking from 6.00 pm onwards. Two large paid public parking within 3 to 5-minute walks
  • Public Transit
    Emsworth Train Station 3 min walk. Stage Coach bus Service No. 700 (Coastal Service Portsmouth to Brighton) Stop 3-5 min walk
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    OLIVER CARDOZO
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01243 430095
  • Catering
    Outside Private and Corporate Catering available. Please inquire.
  • Private party facilities
    Large Dining area for private parties of up to 45 covers. Has own bar area. Prior reservation essential. Available on Sunday - Thursday
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