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The Taj Mahal Exquisite Bangladeshi & Indian Cuisine

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21 Penrallt Street, Machynlleth SY20 8AG, Wales
+44 1654 703088
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Dolgellau, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The food was fairly tasty but there was a distinct impression that it had not only been reheated, but seemed stale. The curry also had a coating that glistened green in the restaurant ceiling lights which was somewhat off-putting. The service was quick but without finesse. These observations may partly account for us being the only two people in the... More 

1 Thank lovetrav_9
Oxford, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We came here on a Saturday night (7.30pm) and they had the table we'd booked all ready. We were served relatively quickly and ordered poppadoms, which again cam e quickly, but when we asked for extra dips, we were told they'd get them straight away, but they never appeared. This was when the shouting in the kitchen drifted in to... More 

Thank KinkyNoodle
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The two of us went here on a Saturday night. It took 25 mins for someone to take our drinks order then another 10 mins for them to arrive. After 30mins no one had even taken our food order so we abandoned our attempt to eat here. They clearly need more staff on the weekend. Went to the white lion... More 

1 Thank DavidC1982
Chertsey, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were staying one night in Machynlleth and didn't fancy a pub meal, Friday night is curry night, no? The outside of the restaurant is rather faded, there's a notice on the door stating they don't accept cash or cards, but in the absence of another option in Machynlleth, we decided to give it a try. Very pleased we did.... More 

Thank AJSchofield
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Was a little reluctant to visit but glad I did.. Had a lovely night and the waiter was very helpful... Food was lovely and plenty of it... I'm quite fussy to say the least but I was surprised on how nice it was.. I had king prawn madras it was very hot but very very tasty.. My husband had the... More 

Thank Bella S
Warsaw, Poland
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Taj Mahal is centrally located, with some reasonable options (Banquet Menu recommended with 3-4 half-size dishes, rice and naan for c. 17 GBp). The restaurant itself looks rather out-of-date and could use some renovation, plus the music was unnecessarily loud. But considering that the food was good and prices affordable, we can recommend it. We paid cash so we cannot... More 

Thank Pawel L
North Holland Province, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great food, very nice, friendly staff, modern interior, recent visit saw some beautiful pictures on the walls too.

Thank cestlaviemusique
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered two banquet meals only to find that I was missing one lamb dish and one side dish. Phoned restaurant who were unhelpful still waiting for call from manager!

2 Thank julia r
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

My wife and I were staying in the area and there are not a lot of restaurants around so there is limited choice. Despite the large number of negative reviews about the Taj we decided to give it a go and were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and compares favourably with a lot of other Indian restaurants. The... More 

Thank DerekParsons
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Phoned to book a table to be greeted by very unhelpful person. Should have known better than to visit the restaurant but hunger took over. Upon arrival we were greeted by 3 members of staff who all looked miserable and really looked like they didn't care Ordered pompodoms and chutneys . When they arrived they were cold and greasy, Food... More 

4 Thank Jason S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Penrallt Street, Machynlleth SY20 8AG, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Machynlleth
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 703088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?