RestaurantsSurreyEwellKT19

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Summary

£39
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perfectly executed north Indian food” from a pair of former Gymkhana chefs has made this apparently-modest, outer-suburban curry house a site of pilgrimage, despite its “bizarre setting just off the Ewell bypass”. “The food is in pretty much perfect inverse correlation to the location”, and “sets a new benchmark for Indian food and service” – no wonder it’s “booked solid”. Top Tip – “the lamb chops alone are worth the Uber”.

Summary

£39
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perfectly executed north Indian food” from a pair of former Gymkhana chefs has made this apparently-modest, outer-suburban curry house a site of pilgrimage, despite its “bizarre setting just off the Ewell bypass”. “The food is in pretty much perfect inverse correlation to the location”, and “sets a new benchmark for Indian food and service” – no wonder it’s “booked solid”. Top Tip – “the lamb chops alone are worth the Uber”.

Summary

£43
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A real diamond-in-the-rough, setting wise – why they picked this location in a most unexpected part of Ewell isn’t obvious, but when you eat here all is forgotten”. “Terrific and authentic Indian flavours are created by two former top chefs from Gymkhana” and even if “the shabby chic could be improved” the interior is “lively (in a good way)” and “the superb quality of food more than compensates”. “Simply put: just go there!”

Summary

£39
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In the depths of South London ’burbs, this simple newcomer from a duo of ex-Gymkhana chefs leaves early reporters “blown away”: “it’s a small menu, but everything was marvellous; the fish was wonderfully hot, spicy and fresh, and lamb chops are a must!”

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Dastaan Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Dastaan Restaurant in KT19, Ewell by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Dastaan restaurant.
Jacqui E
Indian food that serves authentic dishes wi...
Reviewed 3 months, 22 days ago

"Indian food that serves authentic dishes with vibrant and fresh flavours "

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Sohini P
Excellent food - the fish Amritsari and lam...
Reviewed 4 months, 8 days ago

"Excellent food - the fish Amritsari and lamb biryani are exceptional. "

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Maureen H
The level of flavour and the divine balance...
Reviewed 4 months, 27 days ago

"The level of flavour and the divine balance of spices in every dish puts Dastaan on a pedestal above every other Indian restaurant in the country, even those charging twice the price for finer dining. Ewell is a foodie destination; everyone should come here once, for enlightenment. Their lamb chops are unbeaten."

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Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.95 £11.00 £6.00 £4.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £17.50
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £2.50
447 Kingston Rd, Ewell, KT19 0DB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm

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