We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Diya Royal

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.
Get food delivered
Diya Royal is the first combined finest Indian and Gurkha restaurant in Bedford. Foods are derived from traditional Indian and Nepalese cuisine where the dishes are cooked in the authentic style of India and Nepal. Our food philosophy is driven by desire to present the expansive Indian repertoire, bursting with flavour and originality including the best Nepalese food as a new dining experience.
US$14 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Indian, Asian, Nepalese, Pub
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (401)
Filter reviews
400 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews mango cheesecake jeera rice chicken chilli curries king prawns nepalese restaurant draught beer fantastic food best indian a great evening family meal take away booked a table gurkha starters bedford
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cool welcome should have warned us that this was not the restaurant we had enjoyed before lockdown, The meal was awful. The lamb shank meat should have fallen from the bone. Instead I had to give up trying to saw the meat off with...an ordinary knife, laving a huge amount behind. The prawns had to be searched for in a huge dish of sauce, exactly the same colour as that of the ?lamb. (more like mutton!) We realised that there had clearly been a change of ownership when the dessert menu was presented. It was the plastic-covered variety of ices you see in any Spanish resort. Ice cream and one coffee ordered, we had to call back the sullen waitress to allow my companion to order her dessert! It was then we noticed all the Ghurka soldier pictures had gone from the walls, so definitely not the wonderful owners of our previous visits. So, Diya Royal, change your website! You certainlty DO NOT have 5* cooks and we will certainly NOT be back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Chanda S, Owner at Diya Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear whoever you are, We are quite surprised with your comments. It doesn’t look genuine to us. You are now trying a different way to show us down. Please carry on. We can only thank you. Firstly, mutton shank? Are you kidding? Can you please...More

Reviewed 21 August 2021

Spent £40 what a waste of money. Sorry but not up to standard. The starter pictured was inedible hard and £5 for a few squid rings. As for the rest average would be a compliment.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Chanda S, General Manager at Diya Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2021

We have noted your name. We know you are fake. However, you are not welcome anymore. You do this on purpose. Please keep out of us. We know it’s wrong to say this to the customers but we know who you are. Anyway, Thanks for...More

Reviewed 3 August 2021 via mobile

A good variety of Nepalese dishes with delicious flavour. I would recommend the restaurant drop all Indian dishes on the menu and promote the more unique traditional Nepalese dishes.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021

I was a regular customer, but not any more placed a large takeaway order a few weeks ago and spent £125 and ended up throwing away most of the food the lamb which is normally spot-on was terrible in fact would go as far as...to say disgusting, the chicken was not as bad as the lamb but still not great, the naan bread's were burnt, the whole meal was a very poor let down, I did go back the next day and complain and being a regular I thought I might have been offered something a gesture of goodwill but no just a simple sorry to hear thatJack but we were busy and I will talk to the chef, due to the orders (England Euro football match night) the chef was busy so that could be the reason and that was it well if that is how they treat regular customer then I am sorry I will not returnMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

Lovely local Indian, food is always tasty and a lovely rose wine too. Service is excellent. We need to visit again soon now lock down is over..

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 14 June 2021 via mobile

Ive been wanting to visit this restaurant for some tike now but covid has delayed that. Now things are back open I visited with a group of friends. Never having tried Gurkha food before, i was unsure but absolutely loved it! Food looked amazing, smelt...amazing and was even steaming. Even my friend who avoids vegetables was eating vegetables! There was a Gurkha beer which was lovely and the staff were brilliant, polite, Professional and bent over backwards to help you. Will definitely visit againMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 June 2021

We visited Diya Royal with friends last night, first time since lockdown. It was as amazing as ever, fabulous food and friendly staff. Completely safe to be there. We will be back soon and encourage others to get back supporting our local restaurants.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 May 2021 via mobile

I have never actually dined in Diya Royal so I cannot comment on the restaurant experience. What I can comment on though is the takeaway food which I assume is the same as dining in restaurant. The food is exemplary here, the flavours and authenticity...of the dishes are second to none. Have ordered from here a few times. The coconut rice is just divine. The Bhuteko Masu is an amazing dish....could be a littler spicier but the flavours are amazing. Another good couple of dishes to try here are Macha Jhol and the Gurkhali Khasi...beautiful dishes. I will always be coming back here and hopefully one day I will pay the restaurant a visit.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

Food here is always 1st class, tasty and quick delivery, excellent service, would order here again. Thank you

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 15 February 2021

One of the best places to visit, highly recommended 👍 Really impressed with take-away facilities. Dr Ranbir

Date of visit: February 2021
Chanda S, Owner at Diya Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback sir. Looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you.

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Holiday Inn Express Bedford, an IHG hotel
365 reviews
1.78 km away
Premier Inn Bedford South (A421) hotel
570 reviews
1.85 km away
Premier Inn Bedford Town Centre Riverside Hotel
374 reviews
2.35 km away
Pilgrims Progress JD Wetherspoon Hotel
199 reviews
2.35 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Mangal BBQ
16 reviews
.72 km away
Thai to walk
15 reviews
.06 km away
The Pearl Chinese Takeaway
57 reviews
.18 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Vintage Thai Spa
48 reviews
.12 km away
Kempston Outdoor Centre
21 reviews
.51 km away
Saint Paul's Church
52 reviews
2.49 km away
Bedford Bridge
15 reviews
2.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
27 August 2020|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Stratford_WHUFC | Reviewed this property |
Unable to post links as it is against TA terms.
Trevor C
11 October 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from markwilliam12 | Reviewed this property |
9 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Mahesh M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, my son has several food allergies, peas, carrots, peanuts etc and was well catered for. They prepare the massalla themselves and confirmed no almonds or peanuts were used in ours.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Diya Royal

Yes, Diya Royal offers takeaway services.

Diya Royal is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5