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74 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UR, England
+44 1202 559562
17:30 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last two visit have been very poor Food is no way near as tasty as it use to be Last visit was on a Groupon voucher They got two meals completely wrong, they did change them but asked before they did if we would just eat them The bill at the end was incorrect and expensive and we only had... More 

Thank sarahsim0n
Martin M, Manager at Joy, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. If you follow the t and c's when you purchase Groupon you can enjoy your deal without embracement to your guest. More 

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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to he deal it wasn't expensive. There are a lot of better Indians in Bournemouth. I wouldn't chose to go back however if a friend booked it for a group I would go.

Thank James K
Martin M, Manager at Joy, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We will always take our customer feedbacks and improve where possible. We offer a 3 course meal priced at £12.99 every Wednesday, we believe this is better value then Groupon. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant having booked 2 for 1 starters and mains through Table Pouncer. The restaurant was fairly empty and yet they forgot our drinks. The starters were nice when they arrived. We both ordered seafood special mains (which were fairly expensive). My husband's prawn dish was ok, but mine was over cooked and not the greatest. When we got... More 

Thank 1Beck2
Martin M, Manager at Joy, responded to this review

We do not run 2 for 1 on table pouncer, also please be reminded just like any deals/offers there are restrictions, if adhered to them one can benefit. More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Go here a lot using groupon and get a take away delivered now and then. The staff are really attentive. Put in a big order last night for a large group of people. It was spot on, delivery time only 45 mins. The food is always great and always made to the same high standard.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Must say it was A great place to eat food was really good and the staff looked after you very well good value too . i will go back the only thing I would say its not in the best places of Bournemouth .

Thank 829derek
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Another Groupon deal made us travel to this great contemporary Indian, the menu is fantastic and my wife and I had a great meal here, the portions are good and the tastes are distinguished and definitely had something different than the usual curries and side dishes, fresh and modern decor and great staff, highly recommended.

1 Thank paulwoodward23
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

On reading a previous report with regard to using a Groupon Voucher. I was rather concerned as I intended to use the same voucher , Whist I thought that you only had to download the voucher , when I went to book on line I was told that I had to book it through the Groupon route, which was no... More 

1 Thank shirleymt
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We bought a Groupon voucher which does not specify any days that we cannot use it or that we had to book the table through your website. I booked a table with you on Wednesday and said that I had a Groupon voucher. Last night as it was my husbands birthday we visited your restaurant and tried to order a... More 

1 Thank Emma L
San Ignacio, Honduras
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Great staff and nice atmosphere as usual, but this time the food wasn't quite up to par - nothing actually bad but the flavours and textures were not great, which they used to be - normally i'd give these guys five stars and have been going there for years. Lets hope it's a one off.

Thank 730brettt
Poole, England
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I ordered Chicken Tandoori for starter, and Chicken Biryani for main, partner ordered Duck Rolls for Starter and Chicken Tandoori with Salad for main. The starters were very bland, the Tandoori Chicken looks as if it has just had a brush of sauce and then put under the grill instead of it being marinated for a good period of time... More 

3 Thank aircub

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8UR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 559562
Welcome to Joy Restaurants, we are an independent group of Quality Indian Restaurants in Bournemouth, Ferndown, Wallisdown and Southbourne.On opening my first restaurant Ferndown Spice at the age of 22, my vision was to bring contemporary dining to Dorset and become the best in the area-not just a curry house! The group expanded in 2003 with the addition of Jidan Taj and in 2011 our latest restaurant, Joy.Our aim is to provide you with a unique, enjoyable dining experience with delicious range of diverse innovative Indian/Bangladesh dishes full of flavour.All our dishes follow the philosophy of healthy cooking, and cooked to order with traditional methods using the freshest, finest ingredients and well presented. Enjoy a cold Indian beer with your meal or a glass of something from our extensive wine list. Delectable desserts provide a fitting end to your meal.All our restaurants are designed for you, with comfort, luxury and good value in mind. Enjoy our contemporary relaxed surroundings and exemplary friendly service.Wonderful hospitality and consistently outstanding Indian cuisine, where discerning diners return time and time again.Martin MiahProprietor

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