The Fat Buddha

4.7
66 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
The Fat Buddha opened in Berkhamsted November 2015. Joined by Maidenhead in March 2020, it has gained a fantastic reputation for some of the best Indian food in Hertfordshire and Berkshire, resulting in the accumulation of numerous awards.
Enjoy dining in or takeaway for delivery or collection.

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR DINE-IN, DELIVERIES & COLLECTIONS.
We are following the Covid-19 guidlines to ensure your safety
What 66 People Are Saying
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LizH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, ambience & service. Price is slightly higher than an average Indian restaurant but very good for a special occasion.

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Tracy44
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb food - great choice on the menu. Always good service. Head and shoulders above other local Indian restaurants.

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Nigelb
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place food just the best service fantastic can’t wait to go back Nigel batt

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KatherineS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and good gin selections. The chef even did a special request. Thank you for a lovely evening.

EL
EmLC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal. great service and loved the restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Highly recomend.

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MelW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very very welcoming. Fabulous service. Food delicious. We will be back. Highly recommend.

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SimonB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’m quite fussy and often find the smell of a curry is better than the curry itself, so I am often a bit disappointed. However! The food at Fat Budah was just outstanding; I’d say the best curry I’ve ever tasted!… (apart from my Mums, of course!)

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BeverlyB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Indian restaurants I've ever been to. Fab food, excellent service and amazing decor. I'll definitely be paying a visit to the Berkhampstead one which is nearer to where I live 👍5 🌟

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LorenzoC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable experience at the Fat Buddha.
Food is awesome, service is friendly. Great place to eat and chat.

CK
CarolineK
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always along with great service… my favourite Indian restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

To expensive for what it is, starter portions are very small, then main dishes included veg have huge bits of chicken, huge carrots, huge paneer pieces. Anyone who knows Indian food should know the pieces of meat and veg should be cut into cubes. Otherwise you have for forget the Nan and use fork and knife to cut the food. Extortionate prices for the food I feel, there are many better restaurants you can pay the same money for but get top star service. Cocktails were a let down too, pornstar martini, was dark in colour and very bitter. Also
Made a note it was anniversary with no mention by staff and wasn’t even offered to check the dessert menu after dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful resturant!
Service was incredible and the food is amazing

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EthC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Place looks good, some of the waiters where a little disorganised asking the same questions to us one waiter after another on two occasions in quick succession. Now the most off putting thing was the bar waiter who brought over our drinks, i couldn't help but notice the dirt and grime around all his figure nails despite them being short whilst he carried our drinks over with those hands of his right around the rim. This is usually a clear sign of someone rarely washing their hands which then allows dirt to build up over time. Not covid friendly or even basic hygiene friendly. Needless to say i didn't take one sip of my drink for my whole meal as i could only imagine what he has done with his hands since washing them last what ever day that might of been. As I was only on my 2nd date with the girl i was with i chose not to make a fuss but otherwise i would have left soon as i saw that bar waiters dirt and grime filled finger nails.

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been before, my friend had alergies and the manager spent time going through everything, awesome menu, loads to choose from, and all delicious.

Top staff, great food, just needed a little bit of music

JH
JarradH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, really well designed separation of a relaxing bar area and a traditional restaurant

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KenR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very Good . Spoilt for choices of food from a huge menu so difficult to choose . So will have to go again.

You won’t be disappointed!

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vipGordon
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good was great. Service was enthusiastic but untrained and unco-ordinated. We were asked three times by different staff if we wanted papadams and our wine glasses cleared!

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KatherineP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & excellent service. We've been having takeaway from Fat Buddha throughout lock down, the dine in experience was an absolute treat!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food excellent as always but overbearing service, every member of staff took turns to ask if all was ok every couple of minutes. It became a little tiring eventually, the only time it stopped was when it was time to pay and despite requests no-one seemed to want to take payment!! Bit of balance would have made the experience better
We will be back though!!

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and helpful attentive staff, manager very friendly and welcoming, not cheap but value for money.

LH
LizH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time in The Fat Buddha & had an excellent meal & the staff were lovely! Thank you, we will be back soon!

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MARIAC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening, great food, attentive and friendly staff.

CM
ColinM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to have a curry with a few friends whilst working in Maidenhead,the barman in the pub recommended the Fat Buddha,great recommendation really enjoyed the food ,great service a not too pricey

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EllaF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant and the greatest food I’ve had in a while! Definitely look at the cocktail menu

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FrankButFair
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Or experience at The Fat Buddha was very enjoyable. The food was well cooked and nicely presented, the service attentive without being overbearing. The tandoori broccoli and scallop starters were excellent. The naan was light and fluffy, the lamb shank tender and succulent and the tarka dhaal one of the best we've had. Pistachio chicken was also very nice. The only thing that was disappointing was the rice which was dry and a bit clumpy. We'll definitely be returning to enjoy more of the dishes on offer and would happily recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant and lovely staff. Tandoori broccoli is to die for! All their dishes are amazing and will be back soon.

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ALISONB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff & service. The food was delicious & so much choices. Beautiful decor & atmosphere. Covid compliant & very clean.

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PeteG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and the service and food were excellent. Welcome boost to the restaurant options in Maidenhead.

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AnitaT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch. Menu has all the favourites but also modern spins. Staff courteous and helpful. Suggested dishes were fabulous. Will be back

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SusanH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was incredible. The interior design is so cool and funky . It could be right in the middle of london . Their cocktails are incredible and food delicious. The staff are friendly and very attentive. The own takes the time to stop by your table and have a chat with you and makes you feel important.definitely going back and going to take friends

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cindyb
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful visit - highly recommended. Food was fantastic and the service second to none as previously.

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Geraldine
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and really enjoyed it. Food was delicious, particularly the broccoli! Service was outstanding and we were really impressed with how friendly the staff were. The restaurant itself is clean and beautifully decorated giving a real London vibe. I would recommend to anyone wanting a great curry in a friendly atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Lovely decor and ambience

EB
EmmaB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food!
Highly recommend and will be back again!

TP
vipTerenceP
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the best Indian food I have had for a long time. It is also a very nice space. Throughly recommended.

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MarionF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good variety of tasty food, good wine and excellent service.

JD
JuliaD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, staff very friendly and lovely decor....

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hungryman
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A quite Tuesday night. Food was nice but not exceptional. Services was good and the staff helpful. I found it expensive for what we had and not very good value for money.

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EmmaR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and we were really impressed. The staff were extremely friendly and recommended lots of new dishes for us to try, all of which were delicious. Considering it was a Tuesday night the restaurant was busy and there was a lovely ambience. The quality of the food was brilliant - so fresh and full of flavour. It was different to any other Indian we'd had before. Will definitely be back!

FAQs

The Fat Buddha does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

The Fat Buddha is rated 4.7 stars by 66 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.