Desh

4.6
88 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary Indian
Contemporary gourmet style Indian restaurant with an authentic but modern twist.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 88 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WendyB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was our first time and we were not disappointed. Very good service, tasty food. We had wine with our meal and it was excellent, with cocktails to finish. Atmosphere a bit flat but to be expected in the current covid restricted days. Will certainly return and would recommend.

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MattM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service from Desh. I would recommend this place to anyone

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kateh
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

After 3 years living in India we are delighted that we now have a restaurant locally that provides the flavour and standards we enjoyed our there, rather than the usual British Curry house. This visit was with friends we made during our time in Southern India, and they were as impressed as we are with the dishes available, and the standard of cooking. I can’t recommend Desh highly enough.

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JamesR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional, we will be visiting again very soon.

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Jules
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as good as it always was, it was great to get back to our favourite Indian

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ChantalleB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desh is a fantastic choice if you fancy a good curry with a modern twist. We have eaten from them a few times and everytime it’s been great.

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Garry
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great food, friendly staff, price in line with other restaurants in the area.

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Wendy
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you want authentic Indian food, then Desh has it

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, polite and courteous service given the current climate.
Our first visit and we will definitely be returning.

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LynnC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious food, with a modern twist. excellent service

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TonyO
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great to see a different menu. The food was absolutely delicious

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to this restaurant a few tines and have been really impressed with the food, the presentation and the ambience. Normally Indian restaurants don't have the nicest glasses for drinks but Desh do and it makes the experience more enjoyable.

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Chris1201
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is great - nouveau style.. Not traditional English style.

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Jules
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here. Authentic and unusual the food is always well flavoured and presented beautifully. If you haven’t ever tried a Puri then you must! The Chilli Chicken is a real winner and would highly recommend the slow cooked House Special Beef Bhuna. By far our favourite Indian

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GemmaG
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very tasty and the staff were very friendly.

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Ganderman99
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit. Interesting flavours, with a good depth of spices.

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HRLW
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were really friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Food was absolutely delicious - highly recommend the lamp chops with spinach!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was very nice. Different to a bog standard curry house.
Staff were very attentive and friendly.

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Stanley
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food superb service good value
Only complaint noisy people crunching poppadoms not restaurants fault 😁

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neilh
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with the style of the place and the food.
By limiting the covers and groups it makes the experience and service better than other local Indian restaurants.
Charlotte’s attention and service was fab.

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WendyH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu fantastic
All the food ordered by our party was delicious
Great service
We’ll definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food had amazing tastes and aromas. Presentation was perfect. Had malling special grill which was great but hadn't realised that it included cheese and peppers that were identical to my starter. Plenty of quantity couldn't finish my main and no room for dessert. Would definitely go again.

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JulieK
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant is clean and modern in appearance and has a special offer on Thursday evenings. The service was OK but could be better. At #18 for two courses I expected a bit more than a scoop of rice and small bowl of chicken in a spicy sauce and a small scoop of raspberry sorbet; the food was unremarkable and poor value for money.

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JimH
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very different Indian food in a good way.
All very tasty. 4 of us chose 3 courses each from the Set Menu which didn’t disappoint. We had popadoms and chapatis, 2 Tiger beers an 2 cocktails for a total of £122 which was ok.
Would definitely go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again. Food and service exceptional.

Defo recommend the Lamb Chops

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LisaW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in Desh. The chilli chicken to start was really tasty. I had the chicken tikka for main which came with rice and my husband had the salmon. Both dishes were really clean and incredibly flavourful. The staff were really attentive and the restaurant has a great atmosphere to it. We were told by the staff that they also do a children’s menu so we will definitely be back with the kids!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food quality but doesn’t feel authentic in it’s ambience

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Anon
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Slightly disappointed with the menu choices, presentation was bit under whelming

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PaulK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service was very slow, very very noisy due to a table of 6 laughing and talking really loudly, it is a restaurant and not a pub at the end of the day, couldn’t hear friends of ours talking who we were catching up with.
Some food was cold on arrival

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good choice and friendly staff! Definitely going back!

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vipDaRC
Manchester
32 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Man cannot live by Desh’s bread alone. She can, by the high standards of everything else. Desh is the best Indian restaurant in Kent; I love the finer dining Indian food experience. Service is exceptional, food is prepared carefully and looks beautiful, matching the quality decor befitting the interior.
Splash out, enjoy and smile.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Authentic food. Our first time here and we were impressed. We had two straters, two mains and a pudding; one meal was from the set menu meaning we got a fair discount. Service was attentive, friendly and prompt, and as it was a very stormy weekday evening the place was very quiet. Portion sizes were excellent, and as we'd also ordered sides of poppadoms, naans and a daal we had loads left to take home, which made a great meal the following day. If they could edge the prices down a little this would be an absolute favourite in West Malling.

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DeeDee
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was really delicious. The spiciness of the curry can be adjusted to your preference. We had a really lovely night and would highly recommend.

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AmandaN
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food that tastes so different to the usual Indian restaurant menus.

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vipBevS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant, food service 100%

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were extremely attentive and made you feel very welcome. Very professional and seamless service.

From the poppadoms at the start of the meal the food was excellent. After many years of eating Indian food this was by far the most unique cuisine we ever had.

You simply need to just make a booking and see for yourself.

Thanks Desh

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MichaelF
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the meal very high standard and spiced perfectly. My only suggestion is that the lighting is dimmed just a bit to make it more ambient.

HN
HelenN
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, really lovely evening, recommended!

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DeeC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for my nephew and his wife visiting from America, they loved it so much they want to go again before they go home !

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IanW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and the staff were very professional, especially the waitress in the brown boots and dress, didn’t get her name but Thankyou a very enjoyable evening

FAQs

Desh offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01732 845600.

Desh is rated 4.6 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.