The Fat Buddha

4.5
194 reviews
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Indian
The Fat Buddha is your local Indian Restaurant located in Berkhamsted town centre. With its relaxed atmosphere, has become for many, the ideal place to enjoy delicious Indian food. Our Indian dishes are all freshly prepared to order and have have a unique flavour and aroma, the real flavour of India and can also be found on our Indian takeaway menu.
What 194 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service is in my view excellent
One of the better Indian restaurants . Well worth a visit

J
London
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal excellent food and great service, we tried a new side dish recommended by our waiter which was very good

AB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of those meals out that totally hit the mark, good food, good atmosphere and the bill less than expected!

V
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow.....we were told the Manager was not in that evening. Those waiting for take-aways were getting very frustrated also.

y
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

very comfortable stylish bar for a pre and post dinner drink. They were very accommodating of our timing with no rush to be seated. Recommended dishes were superb as was the wine. Will definitely return.

J
London
59 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was unusually slow on Saturday evening and the restaurant wasn’t full, the food was excellent though

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely meal here on Saturday with friends from 'up North' - the food was outstanding although far too much ordered as usual. My husband's salmon tikka was especially gorgeous. The waiter was very patient and knowledgeable and we will definitely be coming back very soon.

H
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

What would have been an excellent meal ruined by appalling service. Arrived at 8.15, starter served at 8.45 mail course finally appeared at 10.15 by that stage we had both lost our appetite. Staff didnt seem the least bit interested when I complained they said the kitchen was under pressure. Real shame at the food was excellent. Dot think I would return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Indian about 👌🏽

MM
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Late birthday celebration

J
London
59 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and great service

LL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great night out with the misses good food good atmosphere great service will recommend to everyone one I no who love Indian food great welcome when we arrived I will definitely be going again sometime soon actually I can't wait for my next visit my

SH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Thank you!

V
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was really nice at the Fat Buddha but it was noisy(especially a quite loud table near us)and the service was slow. We sat for quite a while without drinks(that we had ordered)while waiting for our main course.
There was a good choice of fish and seafood dishes.

CG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have eaten here a couple of times and had takeaways too and the food is EXCELLENT.

Only issue is the weird timings. When we sat down at our table the waitress was obviously impatient for us to order drinks and popadoms. These all arrived really quickly but there was then a long delay before our main course arrived. This also happened last time we were there. Not a huge issue, but when you book you're asked to give your table back within a certain time, so they need to ensure your food arrives reasonably quickly so you have time to enjoy it.

Having said that, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Fat Buddha.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Hi a real mixed bag! The greeting in the bar area was pretty chaotic and the table wasn’t ready for 20 mins after our booked time. When we sat down the table was nice and the service was good. My partner had a tandoori chicken starter which was completely tasteless. We later were told by the manager the tandoor chef was away but the starter wasn’t removed from the bill. On the other hand our mains were exceptional and the garlic prawns top class. I think we would go back but it does seem a little hit and miss.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Desert was served in a plastic pot as if they had ran to Aldi and bought a kids cheesecake - absolutely ruined the enter meal and never going to waste my time at a place that thinks serving a cheesecake like that is acceptable

RD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing i wouldn't recommend here. Great staff, great food.

JM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got lost, arrived late but they he staff were extremely helpful.
We asked for recommendations from the menu and every dish was delicious.
Well spiced and the lamb and chicken were so tender.
Looking forward to to trying more dishes in the future.

J
London
59 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb meal excellent food and great service

PH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and the staff were very attentive and keen to please and advise on the best curries to suit us.

E
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked this for my fiancé’s birthday and it did not disappoint! Food was so yummy and service was quick. All of the waiters were lovely and chatty, highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere was very romantic with dimmer lighting and candle lit tables, will be returning!

AC
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food and service! The best curry in Berkhamsted.

J
London
59 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb meal, excellent food and great service

DG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and quick service, the food was great and all fresh. Very big selection of food from their menu

RF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food will be going back xx

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant! Service was faultless and food was great quality, particularly the tandoori dishes - great flavour and well presented! Will definitely be back.

B
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is outstanding full of flavour fab wine list and excellent friendly staff.

S
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time I have visited Fat Buddha & I can say I’m not going to be going to any other Indians again. The hospitality was amazing the food even better & overall had a lovely night.

M
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing friendly staff and the food was magnificent. Will definitely be back

MS
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service on a very busy Saturday night. All the dishes we ordered were excellent. I ordered two dishes I hadn’t tried before and was certainly not disappointed. The paprika chicken tikka was lovely and charred on the outside and succulent on the inside. Definitely the best Indian in Berkhamsted.

J
London
59 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely meal on Friday but the service was very slow, there were lots of big tables maybe that’s why

SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, great ambience. Would definitely eat there again!

B
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed after rave reviews........ Won't be coming back

J
London
59 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic evening with friends, food and service excellent

E
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, great, friendly service as always. Would certainly recommend.

J
London
59 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extremely good service and excellent food, one of our favourite restaurants

B
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my wife's birthday. Having been asked when booking if we were celebrating a special occasion I was disappointed nothing was even mentioned. Then one of our starters wasn't available however instead of asking if we wanted something different they just brought the other starter and main meals out together. Yes most of the food was very good except the Nan breads which were not great but the service was terrible and I wouldn't go back again as I don't live in Berkhamstead.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was fantastic. Several levels above your average curry house

J
London
59 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, food & service superb

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