Ponsbourne Pods

4.3
2274 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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Experiences

  • Three Course Meal with glass of Prosecco!

    £40.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a 3 Course Scrumptious meal with a glass of prosecco in our pod!
  • Dine & Stay

    £152.50 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Come experience the magic at Ponsbourne. Limited Time Only!! Enjoy 3 course meal with glass of champagne and 1 night stay at our lovely hotel.
  • Laurent Perrier 3 Course meal for 2! Limited Time!

    £90.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a 3 course delicious meal for 2 with a Bottle of Laurent Perrier La Cuvee Brut NV in our Romantic Pod!. select a starter, main course & dessert from our ala carte menu.
  • Christmas Day Meal!!

    £70.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Enjoy a 5 Course Extravagant meal on this festive day with your friends & Family in our pod!

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:45 PM, Tue - Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:45 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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 2274 People Are Saying
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RachMac
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a lovely evening in our pod. Fantastic service and great food. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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markp
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was excellent, service was appalling especially considering the cost. Pod was basic with no wow factor and the heater burns your head if you are over 6 foot tall!

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ShamilaM
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pods were a great experience and the food was very tasty. Suraj one of the staff members was very friendly and he gave great customer service.

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MK123
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Lovely experience however the food was horrible! Our waiter Suraj was very attentive. Suraj was the highlight of our evening.

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Tammy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The lamb chops and prawn curry tasted amazing , however everything else (butter chicken, lamb biriyani, calamari) tasted very bland and lacked flavour, there was no salt too. The drinks were okay, nothing special.i loved the privacy of the pods however it was very tight and the heating in there was tooo hot, we had to turn it off and sit in the dark for some time. Its safe to say i was very disappointed as i heard a lot of hype about the place. The food is very very overpriced for what it is, and for the price we paid (almost £150 for 2 people) we thought the flavour and presentation would be decent but it was not; would not go again/ recommend but service and portions were okay, and it was an experience.

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SomikaK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Beautiful set up in pods, we were there to celebrate my hubb's birthday. my issue was as we travelled from far, we felt everything was served pretty quick and we had our dinner within 1 hour and 15 mins including starters. This made us feel the food wasn't cooked fresh and was just warmed up pre cooked meal. A suggestion- There should be some music playing inside the pods to keep people entertained.

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Shahali
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Was really good, nice atmosphere lovely staff! Food was ok not too many options, price was very steep. I.e 3 samosas over a tenner?? Never the less did enjoy myself!

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PriyaM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a good experience however I felt the service was a bit slow. Although the staff were lovely and welcoming, we had to wait a lot.

I would still recommend it to my friends as it could have been a bad day for them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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Spat
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was so poor as we waited for our drinks for 30mins and kept chasing the waiter but it did not make any difference also had to wait for 45 mins for our starter and then an hour for our mains. Was not impressed with the service considering we spent £395.95 yesterday. Under staffed and management did nothing about it. It was mine and my friends birthday and all of us were disappointed.

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ShariffaC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the ambiance and the great service that accompanied it. The food and portions were great and it was value for money. Overall that was a great experience

SK
SunaK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - delicious food- would recommend for friends and family

MI
MustafaIll
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in the world lovely food lovely day lovely sexy atmosphere

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saraho
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting was amazing - the pods very comfortable and clean and the service was second to none! Will deftinateley go back there.

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naazlee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was good, something different overall i was happy with the service

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KetanB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Chose this place over lots of other established places for a 40th birthday. Wasn’t told beforehand couldn’t bring a cake. Burst an expensive birthday balloon.

We weren’t given enough cutlery, serviettes, no checks to make sure food was ok. Hot plates given for starters but not for mains. Then given hot plates for cake.

Overall a shambles. Poor service and attention to detail for a big celebration at a premium event/ Resturant!

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HarminderG
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come a few months back was very nice and this time was really nice again, I will be back shortly.

Thank you

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Samantha
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

It is a shame how one fruit can spoil the whole basket! We waited at reception for 1 & 1/2hours before we were taken to our Pod. Back of house blatantly blamed the front of house for not notifying them. We then got to the pod and was told we had 15mins to have our drinks and order from the kitchen because the kitchen closes at 11pm. Our waitress was so pompous and rude. When I challenged her for not acknowledging that this was no fault of ours she reported us to management as rude and refused to serve us! We decided not ti allow that to ruin our night so we took that on the chin, ordered our food and made a great night of it. No apologies from management, no complimentary, mothing! Food & ambiance was lovely - Management need De Escalation training. Take a chance and make you own mind up!

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Reub
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We visited the domes in a group of 4 which we'd booked way in advance. Unfortunately the experience was not a good one. Our first round of drinks took 45mins to arrive, only 1 of 4
starters arrived which was the calamari which was stone cold. At that point they tell that they'd run out of popadoms so they wouldn't
be coming. We also asked if we could have a speaker (that was advertised) in our booth which they said there were none available.
When the manager came over to check on us he said "if you don't like it you can leave" which
was nice, so we did just that...
Some of our group work within the hospitality sector and we're fully aware of the short staffing issues across the board at the moment but these issues weren't down to staffing, it was poor management and no direction. Its a shame because the food on others tables looked great but we never got to taste it...
Honestly the worst service we'd experienced possibly ever and the manager was just rude
and made the situation worse - avoid the place until they sort their issues out
I'd avoid the place until they sort their
management out.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that disappointed you and we could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused. Your review has been seen and acknowledged and sent to the relevant teams for a full review. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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Jen1986
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was incredibly slow. We didn’t have time to eat dessert as they asked us to leave for the next party to arrive. We felt this was unfair as they had taken 45 min to bring our main food after we had finished starters. We often had to ask numerous times for drinks and things missing when order arrived.
Felt that it was overpriced for curry. While the pods are a lovely idea. You’d probably have a better experience down at the local curry house.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Jen, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that disappointed you and we could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused. Your review has been seen and acknowledged and sent to the relevant teams for a full review. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience5

Food and venue was beautiful. Although the food was expensive and could have been presented better. Different waiters serving all the time and forgot drink order after requesting twice. Toilets leave a lot to be desired. No hand wash or sanitising stations seen and untidy. Very rushed atmosphere. We were basically shunned out of our pod less than two hours. Once you’ve finished eating it doesn’t matter what the time is they seem to want you out. Felt like a money making restaurant than for client comfort etc. Wasn’t really made to feel very welcomed. Very expensive and over rated in my opinion. £130 spent Wouldn’t go again unfortunately

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Paula, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that disappointed you and we could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused. Your review has been seen and acknowledged and sent to the relevant teams for a full review. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and my wife absolutely loved it. The food and the service was perfect.

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NatalieM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating my father’s 80th birthday. The food was exceptional and our waitress was amazing. My mother has a severe allergy and we had complete confidence in how the waitress dealt with this.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Natalie, Thank you for sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. Your review was very constructive and it is passed to the relevant team. It is only through guest's comments that we are able to improve our service and have our guests come back. We would like to apologize again for all the inconvenience caused. We hope your recent experience will not deter you from visiting us in the future and will be delighted to host you again. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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OmoyeleT
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Able to heat. up the pod was a real plus so great for any weather!
The service was spot on, the food absolutely delicious and so much of it, overall a real treat, intimate and worth the journey

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Omoyele, Thank you for sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. Your review was very constructive and it is passed to the relevant team. It is only through guest's comments that we are able to improve our service and have our guests come back. We would like to apologize again for all the inconvenience caused. We hope your recent experience will not deter you from visiting us in the future and will be delighted to host you again. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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SashaM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty large portions , staff were polite and professional, our visit was warm and delightful, honestly the flavours were perfect and absolutelydelicious. We will be returning again. Thank you PP team.Sasha x

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Sasha, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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PaulS
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for any special occasion

Great food and great service

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Paul, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Janu
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The starters like chilli paneer and chilli chicken was too salty, lamb chops very tasty.

Briyani, naan and hyderabad lamb Briyani super.

Lamp shaks too salty

Over all experience is fair

Service need extra care

We got refund for lamb shaks and 1 chilli paneer

It was my daughter special birthday thought we might get extra care.

But everthing normal.

Just had different experience.

The pod either to hot or clod

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that disappointed you and we could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused by the food and service. Your review has been seen and acknowledged and sent to the relevant teams. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an amazing experience. I went for my Mrs birthday and they equipped us with a happy birthday sign.
From the time of checking into reception to the moment we left we were catered for.
The food was amazing especially the chicken tikka was amazing and tarka daal and we had a waiter at hand every second we needed them and they couldn’t do anymore for us as they went above and beyond.

Bubble wiggle mocktail was amazing

Would love to come again

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. Your review was very constructive and it is passed to the relevant team. It is only through guest's comments that we are able to improve our service and have our guests come back. We would like to apologize again for all the inconvenience caused. We hope your recent experience will not deter you from visiting us in the future and will be delighted to host you again. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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HassanA
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pod Number 21 served by Ash on 15/10 around 5.

Brilliant service. Brilliant food. Brilliant atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Hassan, Thank you for sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. Your review was very constructive and it is passed to the relevant team. It is only through guest's comments that we are able to improve our service and have our guests come back. We would like to apologize again for all the inconvenience caused. We hope your recent experience will not deter you from visiting us in the future and will be delighted to host you again. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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Monica
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Brought my husband and daughter for a birthday celebration in the afternoon, was very quiet people wide and had lovely music to greate an ambience.
Greeted by staff and what I think was owner upon entry, who complimented my daughters coat! And was taken by our great waiter to pod. Very clean and organised inside the pod.

Food was 10/10 - couldn’t fault a single thing about it. We enjoyed so much we ordered to take away also!
Cocktails and mock tails were lovely too.

Can’t wait to come back with our friends and family!

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Monica, Thank you for sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. Your review was very constructive and it is passed to the relevant team. It is only through guest's comments that we are able to improve our service and have our guests come back. We would like to apologize again for all the inconvenience caused. We hope your recent experience will not deter you from visiting us in the future and will be delighted to host you again. Kindest regards, Ponsbourne Team

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sana
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our date night was perfect we had a good time together..food was good and the service was good ..everything was good specially a guy named suraj was really polite...worth the price

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Sana, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to be there to understand. The atmosphere the staff and everything about is just amazing. 100% moneys worth!

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank You for taking out your valuable time and for sharing your experience during your visit at Ponsbourne Pods. We are delegated to know that you had an enjoyable experience and extremely happy. It is comments such as yours that motivate our team to offer even higher levels of excellence and we shall make every effort to continue to live up to your expectations in the future as well. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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CharlotteB
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, so tasty and setting is beautiful. Meet who was our waiter, was really attentive and helpful. Would recommend to everyone

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Charlotte, Thank You for taking out your valuable time and for sharing your experience during your visit at Ponsbourne Pods. We are delegated to know that you had an enjoyable experience and extremely happy. It is comments such as yours that motivate our team to offer even higher levels of excellence and we shall make every effort to continue to live up to your expectations in the future as well. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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AzimJ
1 review