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69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
+44 191 232 5133
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“poppadoms” (75 reviews)
“chaat” (20 reviews)
“railway lamb” (17 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
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1 - 10 of 869 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This place wa recommended by a colleague. The concept of Indian street food tapas style was new to my partner and I. But, it's one we'd certainly like to experience again. Every dish we chose was delicious but the stand out dish, for us, was...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited a few times and never had a bad meal. The food here is top notch, delicious, varied and tasty. Try the Railway Lamb, outstanding!!!

Thank DataDee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here recently for a party with my colleagues and we all enjoyed the food (and drink). As a group we opted for the chef’s surprise, although you can choose some dishes to go on the surprise menu. This resulted in a not-so-serious “discussion”...More

2  Thank KB_the_truth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited several times to this place, never had a bad meal, we only go elswhere to try other places. Staff are friendly, food is good, prices are reasonable. A little cramped seating in a couple of areas but not too bad.

Thank Phillip P
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed we booked a table for 6 pm for 4 people. We were asked if we would like to order poppadoms and pickles while we chose our main course. The pickles were 3 different ones about the size of a teaspoon each between 4....More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Dined here for a pre-theatre meal but had to ask for the pre-theatre menu. Despite the menu stating they catered for people with dietary requirements I asked for substitutions on four different dishes and the waitress said none were possible. All chicken dishes apparently contain...More

1  Thank _-rachella-_1
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Recommended to me by a friend and was pretty decent for veggies. Service friendly and fast. I think I may have mis ordered as I ended up with a lot of starter type dishes and not much curry. Good lassi and the deep fried okra...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We didn't have the best experience on our first visit here but other reviews were so positive that we decided to give it another go. The online booking system flagged as full for a Saturday night but after making a call to the restaurant direct...More

Thank Donna_M_Allison
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Decided to give this place a second chance and was sadly disappointed. Service extremely slow and inaccurate. Original opinion confirmed. Won't be visiting again. Restaurant next door is far friendlier and reliable!

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

First visit to Dabbawal and it was brilliant. My friend and I shared three tapas and a main course after the delicious poppadoms. Every dish was so tasty and presentation was excellent. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes. Lovely restaurant.

Thank Sheila C
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John S
I prefer to avoid Halal, for animal welfare reasons, so do they serve some good non-halal options?
17 July 2016|
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Response from jsutdolph | Reviewed this property |
We are vegetarian and there were plenty of non-meat dishes. I don't know about the meat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 5133
Indian restaurant in Newcastle specialising in Indian street food.
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