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12 West Street, BLANDFORD FORUM, DT11 7AJ

Phone: 01258 452096

Simla Tandoori

Lovely food but appalling service means a non returning customer!!

“Upon a less than warm welcome, our party of six was seated at a four person table. Our drinks were taken and served fairly quickly, however, they did not pour the wine and after apologising 5 mins later they spilled the wine over my friend. It then took them a further 20 mins to take our food order. The food wait was average and then clumsily tried to fit everything on the 4 person table - no surprise as there was food for six people. The only good thing about the evening was the quality of the food - very good and hats off to the chefs, credit where credit is due. Upon requesting the bill it was handwritten and quite ineligible, even the other waiter admitted he couldn't read it and went to fetch the waiter who wrote it. Even then he rifled through the list and i still had no idea how to split everything, actually i tell a lie, i could see that 2 naan bread came to £6.50 - rip off! Overall I found the staff not at all professional, and very inattentive, bordering on rude. I won't be returning. The quality of the food is the only reason why I have given 2 stars. ”

By danilo_44 | Sunday, December 16 2012

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    danilo_44  |  Sunday, December 16 2012, 5:56PM  |  Report
    Lovely food but appalling service means a non returning customer!!

    Upon a less than warm welcome, our party of six was seated at a four person table. Our drinks were taken and served fairly quickly, however, they did not pour the wine and after apologising 5 mins later they spilled the wine over my friend. It then took them a further 20 mins to take our food order. The food wait was average and then clumsily tried to fit everything on the 4 person table - no surprise as there was food for six people. The only good thing about the evening was the quality of the food - very good and hats off to the chefs, credit where credit is due. Upon requesting the bill it was handwritten and quite ineligible, even the other waiter admitted he couldn't read it and went to fetch the waiter who wrote it. Even then he rifled through the list and i still had no idea how to split everything, actually i tell a lie, i could see that 2 naan bread came to £6.50 - rip off! Overall I found the staff not at all professional, and very inattentive, bordering on rude. I won't be returning. The quality of the food is the only reason why I have given 2 stars.

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    alice_beaks  |  Tuesday, October 18 2011, 12:40PM  |  Report
    Perhaps I ate at a different Simla?

    I can't agree with the concensus here - I ate at Simla last Saturday night and was very disappointed. I found the staff to be inattentive and unwelcoming, and I was given a table in a corridor next to a fridge and the toilet. The food was okay but nothing special, I had a Simla Exotica which was a chicken dish with a fruity sauce. There was also a garlic and corriander naan, which didn't taste as if it had ever been near any of those flavours. Portions were small and unfilling and seemed expensive for what we got. I had to jump up and down for any attention from the surly waiting staff, including when I wanted to pay! I don't eat out much and I wouldn't go there again.

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    bennyfingers  |  Tuesday, June 21 2011, 7:33PM  |  Report
    Real Indian Food?

    Another highly recommended for Simla. I'm not a massive fan of Indian food as a general rule - and I find the British take on it, i.e. turn the heat aspect into a macho contest, a turn-off but Simla is not like that at all. The food there is spicy, sure, but its about interesting spices, not just stupidly hot ones. Also, where British Indian food can often be heavy and fatty, the meals here are light and tasty - I suspect that's how real Indian food tastes, although I don't know because I've never been there! Anyway - even if you wouldn't normally go for an Indian, try Simla and I reckon you'll be surprised.

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    abracadabraca  |  Wednesday, May 18 2011, 3:08PM  |  Report
    Simla

    This contemporary restaurant is a wonderful Indian curry house in Blandford forum offering a fine selection of balti dishes. Simla on West Street is an award winning Indian restaurant that is open 7 nights a week. Simla also does its fair share of charity work, supporting the ABF soldiers’ charity.

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    alfiebass  |  Saturday, January 15 2011, 1:35PM  |  Report
    Simla review

    Yes, no doubt about it, this place is the best Indian restaurant in Blandford. Lovely food, traditional but with a modern twist. There is a wide range on the menu and you always find lots of groups of people booking in here because it's so good and at a sensible price.

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    FlatStanley  |  Saturday, October 02 2010, 4:15PM  |  Report
    lovely Indian

    This is my favourite Indian restaurant in Blandford. It's a modern take on Indian cuisine and the name Simla always make me laugh because it sounds simla to similar. Anyway, joking aside, it's a very good restaurant, comfortable surroundings that are a cut above the usual flock wallpaper, and very nice staff, who really know how to look after you. Best of all, tho, is the food. Absolutely delicious, it really is, and what is even more amazing, it's very competitively priced. Ive seen groups of people here having a really great time, plenty of food and still change from a tenner. Got to be a good thing, ain't it?

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