Ponsbourne Pods

4.3
1117 reviews
£41 and over
Indian
A very warm welcome to Ponsbourne Pods.
After a truly challenging start to the year, indulge and celebrate spring by joining us at Ponsbourne Pods. Join us for an exceptional private dining experience within your very own luxurious Pods & Domes, set amongst the spectacular grounds of Ponsbourne Park. This peaceful oasis is a breath-taking statement in contemporary interior design complemented by high standards of food and service. The house, dating back to 1876, offers a blend of classical elegance brought stunningly up-to-date by stylish and creative design.

Indulge on spectacular Indian Cuisine prepared by an award-winning culinary team Please check our Minimum spend & cancellation policies.

The Dining Pods are classed as an outdoor space/structure & are exposed to the elements so please dress for the weather! Book your private dining Pods for up to 6 guests.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1117 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Linah6393
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere and domes were very nice..but I would have expected the curries to have more flavour..was a little bland as I'm asian.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great setting. Food was amazing!

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SadafH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Fast service, food served within 10mins of order, friendly attentive staff, beautiful setting. Overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience . Everything thing was good. Excellent customer service. Highly recommended

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Lemy
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue with beautiful Indian food. The drive was kind of long but definitely worth it

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JoanneD
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Superb food and excellent service from the waiting staff. They were friendly and helpful when deciding on what to choose. If one thing a small negative it would be the food comes too quickly. As in you’ve literally just ordered and the food is there.
Having said that it’s a wonderful place and we both had a superb night for my partner’s birthday.
Stunning location
Thank you!

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VictoriaC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely loved it.
gorgeous pods, lovely views, great food and friendly staff .. cocktails were lush

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andrewm
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, pods were great and service was very attentive - at times a bit too attentive but we had a great night and great meal

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DahliaB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great venue, pods are lovely. Food was great. But the constant feeling rushed by waiters and staff to leave the pod at 1hr and50mins tainted the experience. I get a 2 hour booking but having waiters waiting outside your pod as you are eating ready to pounce and clear plates makes you feel unsettled.

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ZBushell
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner at Ponsbourne! Food was delicious and staff we very friendly, would highly recommend.

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AriC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visited for our anniversary.

Very nice setup of pods. Made to feel welcomed and attended to our needs as requested.

Food was great. Flavours and presentation on point. Service was good with many staff buzzing around it was easy to get someone’s attention if needed.

Will be rebooking soon.

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GeorgiaM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service nice atmosphere very chilled and relaxing place to be food was lovely too

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, venue is outstanding and the pod such a great idea. Food had to level up to match or better the experience, and I was not disappointed, really enjoyed it. Will go back again to see if it was not a fluke.

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JulietT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely setting - pods could do with some cushions for back support
The quality of the meat is very good but most dishes lack flavour
Our bill was £80 per head for 5 of us - we have experienced a better meal/drink without a strict 2 hour slot in this price range in current lockdown restrictions
Enjoyed our first visit on a sunny Sunday afternoon- not so keen after last visit mid week

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Bubs
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely location and St up outside. Food was tasty and service was very good. Definitely recommend and would return again.

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ZanaK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had booked for a birthday dinner. The food was lovely and the service speedy. We were served by Shankar, who was very thoughtful, especially with my fussy 8 year old. I would go there again!

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Adam
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Me and my family had a lovely time many thanks for a great evening.

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Manu
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and atmosphere but very pricy and on top of that they add 12.5% service charge which says discretionary but already added to the bill and do not give an option for us to decide whether we want to go ahead with it or not.

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JayB
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! We were lucky enough to have Shankar looking after us, he was super friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was spot on (and that's coming from an indian). I'd 100% recommend this place to friends/friend in the future and have even suggested it for a corporate lunch with colleagues.

Drink selection was great and again, super quick with the delivery of the dishes / drinks. Only thing that could make this place better is a slightly longer table stay from 2hrs to 2.5hrs - but certainly not the end of the world

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DemetraK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for special outings. Staff are very attentive, food was lovely and setting is idyllic with views over rolling countryside. Lovely patio area and gardens to enjoy a drink.

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AgnesaK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding setting. Our group of 4 were feeling safe. Stuff was very friendly and they looked after us very well.

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RICKYH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice
Pods are great
Just a bit pricey for what Is is

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue
Beautiful view
Food was amazing

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adriant
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience and service.
Would definitely return when the weather heat up

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A while back I saw this restaurant on Instagram and loved the look of the place. When looking for Sunday lunch I saw it was available and booked. I am so glad we did. The atmosphere was lovely. It was great having the pod to ourselves. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We only had a two hour slot however we were told we could have drinks on the lawn if we wished. Didn’t feel rushed. Very well organised. Will be back again.

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sonshine
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not fault the experience at all... Food was exceptional...
Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
France
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Loved the place but felt rushed to eat. I booked for 2 hours but every 5 mins they were pushing to clear plates etc

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YuktiM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were very helpful and great service. Location was picturesque.

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SLW1
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch and service. Staff were very personable and accomadating- would highly recommend.

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Gsani
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't normally leave reviews, but I felt this place defiantly deserves it. We only just got back from the restaurant, which we celebrated my daughter's 16th birthday at. The place is lovely with soft playing instrumental music. The staff from the reception to waiters and the lovely manager Arthur and waiter Shankar, who gave us the time to talk to us. We got introduced to the owner who was so friendly and courteous. Our experience as a family of 4 was absolutely amazing. Covid safe too. I am so glad we chose this place. The food was spot on and the drinks were amazing. The service was quick even with the variety of cocktails we ordered. Its not the cheapest but I guess you get what you pay for.
I will defiantly be returning once the new bar opens in June 2021.

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MAGH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. Lovely and helpful staff. Delicious food. Nice environment.
Cannot wait for the next time.

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Paris
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service by Meet and Ash who were so nice. Delicious food, lovely ambiance. Beautiful place. Will definitely go back. Highly recommend

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Perry
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was just unbelievably delicious. I couldn’t believe food could ever taste that good.

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RosemaryC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful overall but a tad expensive😚.

No need to put the minimum spend at £100? as people regardless will spend that as the ambiance will enforce it

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer. The service was great. Food was amazing. Food came to super quick once ordered. I will defo recommend

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AmandaP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time for our wedding anniversary. It felt really special and the service from our waiter Meet was amazing. The food was really good and loved the cocktails. Would definitely recommend if your looking for somewhere for a special occasion and want to get dressed up.

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TsitsiF
Kent
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with really good food. Very friendly staff we were looked after by Meet he was amazing. Had the best birthday

JB
JennaB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on service and incredible food.
Great views depending on weather but still doesn’t disappoint.
Staff are really friendly and efficient.
Would highly recommend
Been before and would definitely be going again

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time coming here and it only gets better and better! One of the best indians iv had.

5 starters, 4 mains, 2 rice, 2 bottle's of wine, 1 cocktail, 1 rum and coke all for £265.

Actually really good and the quality was amazing! Amazing evening.

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Telles79
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The setting of the restaurant was stunning, fantastic location, lovely ambience.

The food was very disappointing, when a meal is more expensive I expect amazing food but this wasn’t. It wasn’t good food, not authentic and very bland.

The service was regular but felt rushed and just like they wanted us in and out, seemed to be about getting as many covers that evening and not about customer experience.

FAQs

Ponsbourne Pods offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01707 876191.

Ponsbourne Pods is rated 4.3 stars by 1117 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.