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The Banyan Tree

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53 Westgate, Peterborough PE1 1QA, England
+44 1733 342800
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were impressed by the menu. For example I have not had Vada Paw outside Mumbai, and the starter was absolutely spot on. There was a good choice of drinks including three different Indian lager/beers. With friendly and enthusiastic staff we felt welcome and valued as customers. We will definitely be back.

Thank suzesue
Kent, England
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194 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service is very good. The staff are very pleasant and nor overly attentive. The food is great and a fantastic selection. Slightly higher priced than the other top resturant

Thank TimKent_England
Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunchtime menu was good value. Service was great. Access not very good for those with issues. Surprised it wasn't busier for a Friday lunchtime. Perhaps better advertising of their lunchtime menu

Thank Tracey P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and menu. Efficient staff and separate bar if you want this. I did however find the food heavily salted. Not expensive. Doubt I'd rush back to be honest and more local variety on Lincoln Road.

Thank Duncan H
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Banyan Tree restaurant on our way from Peterborough in November 2016. The first problem you encounter here is that the business is set in a listed building because of which it isn't entirely accessible for families with buggies or wheelchair users. The character features inside are excellent, albeit slightly impractical - for instance, the steps leading up... More 

Thank Kundan B
Dinesh O, Owner at The Banyan Tree, responded to this review

Hi Kundun After 6 months???? Thanks for the review, but I think you are so wrong and destructive. I don't often respond to reviews, but when I see the kind of material you have put across, I think it needs a no holds response. You've not only managed to insult the food, but my staff and our buildings heritage. While... More 

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273 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to get to the Banyan Tree 3 or 4 times a year and have never left disappointed. We always go on a Saturday evening and it is usually very busy. On this occasion we went at Easter and it was surprisingly pretty quiet. Nevertheless the quality of the food and of the service were the usual high standard.... More 

Thank johnboyPeterborough
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are very keen to sit you at the bar to consume drinks, rather that get you a table quickly. That said, once we were seated, the service was quick to take drink orders, leave menus and bring us popadoms. The popadoms and chutneys were very good, by the way. Hot dinner plates were brought to our table with a... More 

Thank ChasW-London
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this restaurant 2nd this week love the food the service the friendly atmosphere all round brilliant and fantastic experience well dun keep the good work going .....

Thank Ami7861
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The service was not great, the food is okay nothing to ride home about. The place looked dated and dark.

Thank Amina C
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A nice restaurant with a good menu. The food was very good and the staff were tentative without being too conspicuous. It's not the best Indian we've been to. It is nowhere near the worst either, so it gets a good solid 4 stars. We'll be going back 😎, it's definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kite_Junkie_1992

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Westgate, Peterborough PE1 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1733 342800

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