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Papa J's Indian Tapas Restaurant Bar Luton

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41-43 Wellington Street, Luton LU1 2QH, England
+44 1582 725111
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

1st visit and was busy, had to wait 20min for table but was worth it. Only criticism of waiting was no upsell of drinks whilst waiting. Food was really good and plenty. Ordered two starters and two mains but this was too much. Is slightly expensive but you get what you pay for. Don't order too much that you have... More 

Thank Pac03
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the Queen Tapas with garlic naan. Good quality food, very tasty and certainly very filling. Restaurant packed always a good sign. Highly recommended.

Thank Peter R
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Firstly on arrival the restaurant smelt like damp and of cigarettes. I was tempted to go elsewhere but I was reassured by good reviews on TripAdvisor to give this place a try. The draft beer ordered was not cold and the waiter dropped the glasses etc when providing drinks, a number of glasses were broken - the waiter apologized and... More 

Thank 341jags
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, good service. Special drinks are amazing. Ask Norbi, he always has a good suggestion. Then you dont need to read the menue, have a surprise and great experience.

Thank Oliver H
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here Saturday for a curry our first visit had tapas and a lamb curry , it was amazing food very fresh one of the best curries me and my husband have had .Manager even came over and explained the menu as we had never been before , would highly recommend , good value as well

Thank Trisha T
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular visitors of Papa J's and have been for years however we were extremely disappointed on our last visit. We had a 6.30pm booking on a Sunday and whilst it started off well we were left waiting well over an hour between starters and mains. Its such a shame as the food is fantastic, one of our favourite... More 

Thank Vanessa D
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is good. They will deliver a very good service staff are very friendly and helpful. Food is also good very good flavours but malai chicken dish could have been better. Kebabs are very delicious I thorough enjoyed them with chilli cheese naan. If you like lassi then chose mango over sweet its much better. Overall a very good... More 

Thank scarletspeedster11
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in with several work colleagues a spur of the momoment decision. The place was lively at 9.30 on a Thursday night. Staff very friendly and accommodating even though not booked in advance. The food was a bit different but very tasty, not only the usual 50 kinds of curry but lots of small tasty dishes like an Indian tapas... More 

Thank annandstu
Colchester, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a recommendation and we weren't disappointed. The server gave us some great advice about what to eat and every dish was superb. Friendly, welcoming service and great food, I will definitely be back next time I'm working in town.

Thank PaulH575
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing, friendly staff, loved the place. I recommended for anyone visiting Luton 😊😊👍👍

Thank Srwa B Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Indian, Asian, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41-43 Wellington Street, Luton LU1 2QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Luton
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 725111

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