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Social Dhaba Hatch End

4.3
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191 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
DHABA a word that comes to our mind when we talk about tasty, mouth-watering and authentic Indian food. A vast network of roads connects India. It forms the economic background of India as a passenger and commercial traffic moves along the well-laid tarmac roads. Like civilisations have evolved over time along the banks of rivers: along the highways buzzing with traffic activity, Dhabas have mushroomed. They have influenced and added a dimension to the socio-economic status and culture of our society.

We at Social Dhaba have attempted to make you feel at home as in a Dhaba albeit in a more social environment set in a chic and contemporary ambience.

Safety information
According to the new regulations for the restaurants
• All guests are required to have a face covering until seated ( that also includes while going to the restroom)
• Please have NHS covid 19 app downloaded, mandatory venue check in required with the app.


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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 191 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hmae
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Service was great! Just a little expensive but we ordered quite a lot of food!

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ShazKhan
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food well presented and tasted fabulous .... excellent service too

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FoodieP
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As our first experience of Social Dhaba we found the food and ambiance very good, the service at first was a tad slow but once we had ordered the starters and main came at a nice pace, slight mix up when ordering a final drink but pleasantly surprised when this was given to us on the house, will definitely return.

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reenam
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was prompt and no mistakes made. Dishes are tasty and piping hot. The place was clean although toilet cleanliness could be better during busy periods. Only 3 stars for value as some dishes seem really simple to make but with quite big markups for what you get. Example avocado chat is around £8 which is essentially a chopped up avocado with some boiled chopped potato and simple garnishing. Lovely dish but you can understand me giving it 3 out of 5 marks! Even if some dishes were marginally less it would seem like a fairer representation of what’s on offer. Otherwise no complaints will definitely go back!

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markR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine is above the normal Indian restaurant - usually packed.

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NishaP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I felt the table we were given there was not enough lighting and was dark. Could hardly read the menu.
Noise level was little high

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Eleanor
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lots of choice very attentive staff

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AfsheenG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - food was scrumptious and presented beautifully not just style had substance too

Recommend the tava chicken, the chilli paneer lamb biryani, oh and the mocktail Mojito was just delicious,

Definitely worth a visit, if you like well presented good tasty food with exceptional service you won’t go wrong here.

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shaillab
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

The lamb wasn't cooked well and 2 of the dishes had the same sauce

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rikhir
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant authentic food, for someone who has traveled to delhi many times many of the dishes hold true to the indian experience. Brilliant service and staff and great food.

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Ha5ers
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent but service was slow and in the end had to get up to pay bill at the bar as no-one came to take payment. Can get noisey at lunch so just beware if you want to have a quiet conversation!

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EmiliosE
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding approach to the current covid situation we are in. Great service, well attentive staff, excellent food. Thanks guys 👍🏼

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AshokS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasantly surprised with the £5 off per person. Made it good value for money! Food was good - we ordered all vegetarian and were pleased with the choice...

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SujataY
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service
Will definitely go back again

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JanineC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and environment.
Warm welcome, social distancing was subtle however very well executed, and did not distract from the experience.
Staff were very helpful and made us feel like we were family visiting their home. They are proud of their product so it was a joy to eat there. A definite go to.

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Nicola
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was delicious- really couldn’t fault it. Service was fair, although initially we waited 15 minutes for anyone to come over for drinks/starters, considering the restaurant was empty at this point it was disappointing.
The waiter also served us our entire meal without covering his nose with his mask, making the PPE pointless.
I would recommend to a friend but next time I would opt for takeaway.

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Anon1
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was really delicious and tasty although we found a couple of the items we ordered quite spicy so definitely request mild if too spicy isn’t your thing! The portions were very generous in size and we ended up taking some home to eat the next day. The booking process online was easy. The customer service was excellent and the staff were very friendly. The only thing we would suggest is that -even though lots of measures have put in place to make the environment COVID safe and secure, including screens and hand sanitizers, masks etc. we did find the tables still too close for our liking. But overall we had a fantastic evening and would definitely go again in the future.

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Megs
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great cocktails excellent customer service c

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Alison
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really coping well during Covid. Polite, good food, great service.

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ammis
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Very nice food but poor service. Was only given 20mins to eat food before being told to leave. Was not even allowed to order dessert!

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vipKushkins
London
18 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant, excellent service and incredible food. I’ve already booked to go again!

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Gauri
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Will definitely be returning!

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Raddersj62
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian restaurant. Food was delicious and staff were very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back!

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Khan
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Everything tasted so delicious! Would recommend it!

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SunilP
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service.
The £5 offer is nice sweetener. Portions are generous which kind of justifies the price.
Social distancing measures are in place.
Highly recommend.

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BabitaS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food especially the starters. They staff were all friendly and exceptional service from the lady server sorry didn’t get her name

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is the second time we have been to the restaurant and we received a warm welcome

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TrishnaP
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and service. The waiter was very attentive even though he was so busy. I would highly recommend eating here!

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Gilly
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super Food, Service and Ambience. Lollipop Chicken was superb as was the Mixed Grill. The Mixed Bread selection was excellent and accompanied the dishes well. Would Certainly come back again soon, sometimes I wish I lived closer to the Restaurant.

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Dshah
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

6 of us dined and 5 of us had upset stomachs the next day. I did email the restaurant and they said will look into it.

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johnny
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Starters great, mains not so much. And they forgot to give us half the mains too, and even when chased had to get a number of people involved. It meant the other mains were cold when the forgotten ones arrived including the nans. So we had to re-order them, and they offered no concessions at all.

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Santa
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food! Highly recommend it. We went on a Wednesday day evening at an earlier time of 6.15, we really enjoyed the food

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Jasmine
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food however additional service charge makes it expensive.

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vipsunit
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

consistently good food. went for lunch time so was nice and quiet. food was excellent , only small compliant is maybe the jeera fish was cooked too long, but the flavour made up for that. Love SD

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Vinni
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The vegetarian options are good. The veg mix platter is a great way to try a few dishes

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HildeS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great ,very attentive.exellent food and recommendation

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Felicity
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fave restaurant in Hatch End, love it! Highly recommend

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PGS20
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our waiter went above and beyond for us, all with a smile on his face.
Quite pricey but id defo recommend!

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HarsaB
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and good service. Good size portions not greasy like some restaurants

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Couplediningbirthday
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food is food. Very disappointed with the service as it felt very rushed. I had even mentioned in my booking that it was a birthday celebration. It felt like judging by the calls coming in, they were fully booked and wanted a quick table turn around per service. Our waiter asked us to order our mains 1 hour 15 mins before we were due to leave, which upset my partner as he was very forceful. The fact that we had just finished our starters wasn’t taken into account

FAQs

Social Dhaba Hatch End does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Social Dhaba Hatch End also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8428 0111.

Social Dhaba Hatch End is rated 4.3 stars by 191 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.