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$$ - $$$
Indian, Nepalese, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
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2 &3 Market St, Barnstaple EX31 1BX, England
+44 1271 377665
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food...Nothing more to say, just go....great food, nice atmosphere...in the heart of Barnstaple

1 Thank Shaun S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful place, I really liked it! The staff was so nice, polite and friendly! The food was just delicious! I would definitely visit it again!

1 Thank Tsvetelina T
Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New people with better quality food. And Gurkha beer. I love the way we get the service with free birthday cake for my friend. Wishing the restaurant all the bests

1 Thank Pawan81np
Bishops Cleeve, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful experience, the staff were very welcoming and polite, we felt at home immediately. We started with a round of poppadoms with accompanying side dishes, mango chutney, mint sauce, onion salad and a hot spicy sauce. The main courses were excellent I had the King Prawn Chilli, my friends had Swadilo Chicken, whilst my sister and brother-in-law had vegetarian... More 

2 Thank Dave O
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out with my friends we had a table booked because it was extremely busy. Excellent service, the food was amazing, beautiful flavours . Everyone is so friendly in there , very nice atmosphere.

2 Thank Desi S
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Having read the reviews I thought I would be in for a treat well I was not on a busy night we waited for an hour and a half for our starters.I ordered drinks which took 20 mins to arrive I asked for water twice this failed to arrive.when we asked why everything was taking so long we were told... More 

Thank N5530AMandrewl
Freckleton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My family had visited before but this was my first time, the welcome, service and food were all outstanding.The flavours of the food were delicious and tasted so good. It is only a small restaurant but big on everything else. It was my sisters birthday and they surprised her with a chocolate cake and bottle of beer a lovely way... More 

3 Thank DHaynes57
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I walked in without a reservation, and was immediately made to feel welcome. The restaurant got busier as the evening went on, but was under no pressure to hurry my meal. Each course was excellent, and the staff were friendly and efficient. A definite must visit for any curry fans visiting Barnstaple.

3 Thank Cam W
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Came across this restaurant while staying in Barnstaple recently. While taking an evening stroll through the small side streets we came upon 'Gurkha' and decided to give it a try. Firstly it is quite a cramped little restaurant but if you don't mind this you'll certainly not worry after tasting the food! With its distinct flavour and lovely aroma from... More 

3 Thank Dave C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I prefer this style of curry it is not as harsh as some others and you get the base ingredient coming through so all good the place is cosy with atmosphere and the staff are friendly and helpful

1 Thank Gundamuck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Nepalese, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 &3 Market St, Barnstaple EX31 1BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 377665
Gurkha Restaurant is now newly managed by well experienced group of manager and chefs. We provide Nepalese as well as Indian cuisine from old menu and also we introduce our new menu too.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?