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54 Bargates, Christchurch BH23 1QL, England
+44 1202 484111
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible26%
Travellers talk about
“balti” (2 reviews)
“poppadoms” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
54 Bargates, Christchurch BH23 1QL, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us went for tea tonight. We had a table pounced 2-for-1 deal on starters&mains but this has no influence on this review. We had a starter each,I had onion bhajis, these were not greasy&delicious. I then had garlic chilli chicken,it was a generous...More

Thank oriolesam
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

First and last visit here. Chicken tikka starter was greasy and on the colder side of warm. Feeling a little braver than usual I ordered a rogan josh (medium hot) instead of my usual biryani or Bhuna. It was tasteless, I have had more spice...More

Thank Jafrette R
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

First I like to tell it was lovely Mother's Day evening meal very busy night my husband and my mother and kids enjoy chicken korma and madras and I had salmon tikka came out sizzling and yummy its was with free glass of wine for...More

Thank shah s
Reviewed 27 March 2017

So Firstly I thought you should all know I booked through table pouncer giving us 2 4 1 which was our main attraction but we choose starlight over all the other Indian options as this looked like the best menu. And suited our booking time...More

1  Thank Becki A
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We have used this restaurant before and found the food to be ok, but on each occasion the attitude of the waiter left a lot to be desired. Tonight was no exception. The restaurant was empty when we arrived. We noticed that there was a...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have been a few times but just thought it worth a quick update to my previous reviews. The food has always been very good and I am pleased to say that last night there was no change on that front. We always use TablePouncer...More

Thank colehill c
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We booked a table for a Saturday evening and was surprised to find that only three tables, including outs was taken. In our experience good Indian restaurants are packed on a Saturday. The food was good, not brilliant and a bit heavy but edible and...More

Thank littlegracie
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My husband and I visited Starlight Restaurant in Christchurch last night, our first visit despite being local to us. We can't understand why we've never been there before as the food was delicious with lots of different items on the menu not normally found in...More

Thank Joanie307
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant restaurant which we have now visited twice. The food was excellent and both the staff and standard of service left nothing to be desired. The menu has many interesting dishes as well as the more traditional offerings. We have been eating in...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is now my local............We have been on several occasions & have ordered different dishes between us.. The food has always been great...couple of dishes maybe not keen on but thats our palate.. Has been good for children, visitors and ourselves. Staff are friendly...staff are...More

Thank spanish_sun2
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What are your opening hours please? I have come for lunch several times only to find you are closed. What days can I come for lunch? Love your memsaabs favourite.
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Dinner, After-hours
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Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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  • Address: 54 Bargates, Christchurch BH23 1QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 484111
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