What our customers say

My wife, family and friends have been coming to the Taj Mahal for over twenty five years.  We have always had very good service and the food is excellent, the staff are wonderful and very welcoming.  John Craddock

I was fortunate to have my first taste of Indian food some 35 years ago when an Indian Restaurant was a rare sight in the UK. It wasn’t in the Taj Mahal, although Helen and Rafique have been running the restaurant in Bridport for that long. My work has ensured that I have travelled extensively throughout the UK and I have always taken the opportunity to sample the local indian delights wherever I am including a few cities in Europe and the USA. Wherever I am my thoughts always come back to the Taj Mahal in Bridport for they consistently provide some of the most delecious authentic Indian food in the most friendly surroundings.  David Wallace

Recent TripAdvisor Comments:

“Friendly, inviting, terrific food”

Being on a diet I was concerned about what I could have at this Indian restaurant in the heart of Bridport. They were so helpful with their suggestions so I had an absolutely delicious (guilt free) meal. Even though it was a very busy Saturday night the staff never hassled us to leave when we were finished. I recommend booking ahead !

Reviewed February 2017 RebeccaMaude Leamington Spa

“Recommended curry house”

Locals recommended the Taj Mahal as the best in Bridport. We went along and had a very good meal. My brother rated it in his top 10 curry houses so he must have enjoyed it. Surprised to see Rabbit on the menu

Reviewed November 2016 Bleakbasher Merthyr Tydfil

“Easily the best curry house in Dorset/South West”

I have tried a lot of curry houses in Dorset, and Devon, and this is by far the best one of them all. Have been eating here for years and it is always excellent quality and extremely tasty! Whether you eat in or go for take away, you will not be disappointed.

The menu is extensive and they are always happy to make you something else if you let them know what you want/like. They often make me a Saag Paneer dish with Naga chilli, its extremely hot (how I like it) and delicious.

I have had the opportunity to go into the kitchen (for a cookery lesson) and the kitchen was utterly gleaming and spotless.

The staff are always cheerful, polite, and attentive, and Helen (the matriarch) is a master chef and charming.

Reviewed November 2016 Ben M

“Take Away”

Very good indian to recommend.  The waiters were very helpful and even gave us some chilli powder… We enjoyed our take away meal. Reviewed March 2015 tashavineuil vineuil

“Always Brilliant, eating in is a real joy..take away just as nice. Friendly”

We LOVE the Taj. Without doubt the BEST indian you will eat at or takeaway. and we have tried many.
The staff are lovely, the food is devine…… from the starters to the mains to the rice and sides, we always order too much because we want to taste it ALL!!!!!
Will return again and again. Usually a takaway …for which they discount the rate…. FAB from The Nunns Reviewed February 2015

“Fantastic Food and Service”

The restaurant looked full yet they managed to find us a table. And we were glad they did! There were some interesting choices on the menu including rabbit – but we stuck to relatively traditional and we were not disappointed. Poppadums were fresh and crisp. Naan was perfectly light and fresh and irresistible. Starters likewise and the mains were cooked to perfection, light and flawless. Highly recommended and would come here as a treat as well as a “standard” meal. Reviewed December 2015 Douglas_Prada London

“Never Fails to Please”

Helen loves to feed her customers and she does it so well. Curry is probably my favourite meal and I would say she produces the most luscious dishes you could ever want. We are so lucky to have her in our town.  Reviewed October 2014 Anne R, Bridport

“Excellent Food & Service”

As I have lived in West London and had some of the best curries you can get, the Taj Mahal is very good and nearly up there with some of the best curries I have eaten. The service is amazing and they are very accommodating, also take away is just as good as sitting in, only missing delivery service otherwise excellent. Reviewed September 2014 – Gavin D, London

“An authentically English Indian”

This is everything you expect from a high street ‘curry house’ – albeit with the tiniest of twists – and very well executed. The nod to something different is the inclusion of rabbit on the menu – courtesy of the restaurant’s appearing on one of local food hero Hugh Fernley Whittingstall’s TV programmes. Otherwise it’s pretty much what you get the length and breadth of the UK. (Exceptions, like you find in West Yorkshire, London’s East End and parts of Glasgow, occur where trying to stand out in a crowded market raises everyone’s game.) But this is as good as any local venue. The poppadoms are cooked in fresh oil, spicing is good, the cooking is very well executed and not swimming in grease. My prawn dhansak was among the best I’ve ever had: a proper balance of hot, sweet and sour. And the portions here are very generous. We popped in – without a reservation – early on a Sunday evening before a Bank Holiday and the place was heaving. We had to wait for a table and people were constantly being turned away – and there was a steady stream of regulars ordering and collecting take aways. Something of a Bridport institution I’m guessing. Reviewed September 2014 – Thatjonallen, London

“Take Away”

We had a take away last week during our holiday and everything we ordered was gorgeous well worth a visit we picked it up and the restaurant looked lovely too spotless and smelled divine the staff were very helpful and the food was ready.  Reviewed July 2014 -DianeR Bishop Auckland

“Exquisite Flavours”

I was starving for “a good Indian,” and Taj Mahal provided me with an outstanding meal. I can’t remember what I had, but it was fresh, tasty, and smelled heavenly. A really great place for dinner. Reviewed July 2014  -Gary1E San Francisco

“If Indian food comes better than this, we’ve not had it!”

Second visit in a year during one of our rare visits to this area and once again it was outstanding .
If visiting on a Friday or Saturday then a reservation is essential. Last Saturday, at 7.30 the restaurant was packed! Great service, with humour and magnificent food, the Vindaloo Lamb was outstanding.  Reviewed July 2014 –  Denia, Spain