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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long, sad and difficult day house clearing, we dined at Akbar's in Duke Street. We had a delicious meal in beautiful surroundings. The staff were so lovely, even after we were delayed when our first taxi was taken by someone else. It couldn't...have been a nicer, more enjoyable evening. We will definitely be back next time we are in Darlington.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the new location and loved our meal. Staff were attentive without being overbearing, the decor was beautiful (and the bathrooms are stunning!) and the food was perfect. The meat was fresh and really good quality with no fatty or chewy bits. The lamb was...very tender and fell apart, the chicken was juicy and perfectly cooked, the king prawns had been well prepared! Overall the food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Would absolutely recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in tonight for a lovely meal at Akbars new restaurant, absolutely beautiful! And that’s the food and the building!! Their new venue is very modern, bright and the bathrooms, just wow!! The decor is fab! Family ran business, warm and friendly staff. Both our...meals were very moreish! We have different tastes my partner and I, he likes spice and I like sweet. We were both accommodated for! 10/10!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great Indian restaurant with good decor. The staff are very friendly and efficient, making you feel welcome. The food is to great standard and full of flavour, couldn’t fault any of the food. Would definitely recommend and we will be back.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

Have recently moved not too Far from Akbar the Greats. Had never been in before as lived out of way but know from friends and facebook its the place to beat for Indian cuisine in Darlington….. had to say that comment did the place injustice...as they are in a different league when it comes to food, curries and service. When eating in with family we were all very well looked after by manager and waiting staff nothing was too much. The food was out of this world. Im not great with too hot but the Lamb rogan josh was perfect for me. The mixed grill starter came sizzling and again could not top flavour and size as a big lad so was happy they weren’t small portions. Do go for a takeaway as well and food always piping hot and again perfect food and service every time. Restaurant is gorgeous (love fountain) and always spotless and a welcome as soon as go through Door. Not always the case. Not been on trip advisor for a while but had to come on just because of how amazing the place is on a whole.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022 via mobile

The good reviews on here are justified. Visited for the first time recently and had the best Indian food I've had in the area in a long time. ATB has a new regular.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

A 5 star Fathers Day meal today with the family. Service and food was exceptional as always. This is quite simply the best family run restaurant in town!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 27 April 2022

They catered so well for our large party of noisy blokes and nothing was a trouble. Great staff, excellent food....overall a really great night out for the lads

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022

Wouldn’t go back , service was poor for Indian restaurant, food was cold , rushed out from our table before finishing drinks even though it wasn’t busy.Food ok once changed but nothing special, shame as the takeaways from here are normal nice.Takeaway always comes with...complimentary poppadoms however the double the price restaurant only provides theses for tables it wants and doesn’t make this know when placing good order.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Akbar The Great, Owner at Akbar the Great, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2022

Hello Thank You for the review. Mistakes do occur as we are humans and not machines. I did apologise and gave you a Free round of drinks for the mistake. I don’t know what else you wanted me to do. In regards to the poppadoms...More

Reviewed 22 March 2022

We went for a family meal at Akbars and were not disappointed! The food was out of this world and was the best food we have had in a long time. We tried the lamb nawabi for our main course and it was beautiful, there...was literally nothing left. We will be back soon to this gem of a restaurant very soon and will be holding our family get togethers here from now on.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 22 March 2022 via mobile

The perfect and best indian in Darlington! We tried the chicken tikka served on a sizzler for our main course and it was absolutely beautiful with a garlic cheese naan. We have tried a number of different Indian restaurants in Darlington but this one is...definitely the best. We wont go elsewhere nowMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 January 2022

Have been many times now and the food is always great. Atmosphere is brilliant and the staff are also friendly. Value for money is really good as well. Decor is really nice and the music isn't over powering. And the Naan is to die for!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022

We don’t often leave reviews but having regularly had take away from here over the last few months we are never disappointed. Delivery is always on time and the food is amongst the best you’ll ever have from an Indian restaurant. Keep up the great...work!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022 via mobile

We have been ordering from here for a while but usually it’s takeaway, when we heard the restaurant was open on Christmas Day, we snapped at the chance to book our Christmas meal there. There were 6 of us in total and the restaurant had...ample space for us all to sit comfortably. The restaurant offered us a set meal which included poppadoms, starters, mains and sundries too. We all went for a mix of chicken, lamb and king prawn main courses aswell as a mix of different rice and naans. All the dishes were perfect and we couldn’t find no fault in any of the food. The service was incredible and it saved us from having to clean and cook so a win win for us overall. This is definitely the best Indian restaurant in Darlington.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 23 November 2021 via mobile

Best in town! we have been getting regular deliveries which are always tasty, hot and well prepared. We live out in a village and used Akbar for over a year. Recently went for a sit in meal and the staff are soo polite and attentive....Good quality food and drink - long may they continueMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Yes there is one step as you enter the restaurant but for a total wheelchair user the toilets are inaccessible due to steps within the restaurant.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5