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5.7 /6 Wonderful 17 Reviews


Strathaven Indian £££ +100
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About Taal

Situated on Bridge Street right in the heart of Strathaven, Taal offers one of the most enjoyable Indian dining experiences in Lanarkshire. This family-run restaurant has a warm atmosphere and a fabulous outdoor dining area, so it’s a great spot for group gatherings and special occasions. The food on offer is bound to please all members of a large group, too, with a staggering list of traditional Indian mains, starters and sundries that don’t feature any artificial colourings. Enjoy the clean, refreshing taste of their nawabi curry, tuck into an aromatic jaipuri, sizzle your tongue on Taal’s South Indian garlic chilli or enjoy the comfort of a rich tandoori balti and you’ll instantly see why this is almost unanimously regarded as the best Indian restaurant in Strathaven.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 16:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 16:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 16:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 16:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 16:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 16:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 16:00 - 23:00
Taal, 2 Bridge St, ML10 6AN Strathaven


17 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 17 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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2 reviews so far 6
03.06.2017 09:08

Good friendly service supported by extensive menu and delicious food. If one small issue, portions, of rice and nan were more than enough. Will be back for both sit in (or out by the river if we have some warmer nights) or takeaway.

1 review so far 6
03.06.2017 08:18

Our first time visiting Taal since moving to the area. Great food, good atmosphere, and really welcoming staff - especially Dapi and his amusing anecdotes. Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
03.05.2017 08:25

Excellent experience as always. Superb service and delicious food. This was my mum and dads' first experience of eating here and they thoroughly enjoyed it too.

1 review so far 6
16.04.2017 13:52

This is a beautiful restaurant sited alongside a brook with outside sitting areas. Fantastic service - although it was quite busy, we were seen straight away, ordered our wine (which was very nice, at the right temperature and complemented the food quite well). The service was impeccable from start to finish. Our starters were served very quickly and we didn't have to wait long for the main course. There was no feeling of rush and everything proceeded at our pace which we thought it was very well done considering how busy the restaurant was! There was a very large selection of vegetarian dishes (for one of the people in our party) and every single dish was just perfect. And an added extra was the price - we would have expected to have to pay at least 30% more than we paid. We're now planning many more regular visits to the Taal in Strathaven. Couldn't fault it in any way.

1 review so far 6
07.10.2016 07:10

This is my second visit to Taal. I live a little ways away, so it's not always easy to get there and get home, but if I lived nearby, I would be tempted to eat there every day. The booking was easy, and the service, as usual, was efficient, friendly, full of humour, and a joy. The food as usual was superb. Of course we ordered way too much, because the entire menu is so tempting, and ended up taking half of it home in containers, which were cheerfully provided by the restaurant staff. Their mixed vegetable pakora is worth a trip to the restaurant on its own (but of course, it's just the start.) No, not an ordinary hunk of vegetable covered in batter, but a whole selection of vegetables, chopped finely, mixed with batter and crisp-fried and brought to the table with an excellent selection of dips. The best I've ever had anywhere. This restaurant is a gem.

1 review so far 6
27.08.2016 09:39

One of the best Indian eating experiences I have had for many years! If you are looking to eat nuclear coloured 'British' curries this place is not for you. There is a nod to real authenticity throughout the menu and the food is plentiful and utterly delicious. The service is exceptional and our waiter was attentive and couldn't have been more helpful. We are from the pre-theatre menu which is good value for such amazing food. The decor is contemporary, yet tasteful and there was a real feel good bubbly atmosphere, even at six o'clock! Highly, highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 12:22

We enjoyed an excellent meal at Taal. We had a sharing starter which was almost a meal in itself, but still found room for a delicious main course. The service was attentive without being obtrusive.

1 review so far 5
19.07.2016 22:53

food good service fine, pricing could be better, outside says pre theatre from £8.95 inside its £9,95 other thing misleading says starters vegetable pakora, then says chicken mushroom or cauliflower pakora or all 3 for extra £1.25, what it meant they were all £1.25 extra so the £8.95 outside was now £11.20 pakora for extra £1.25 you would expect a good portion unfortunately not, would I go back probably

1 review so far 5
28.08.2016 19:51

Food excellent, staff friendly. It was a particularly busy night and we had to wait quite a while for our food but the staff communicated with us throughout and apologised for the delay. Food was delicious and delivered piping hot, it was evident that quality did not suffer despite the restaurant being jam packed.

2 reviews so far 6
25.12.2016 09:05

as usual an excellent meal good service and friendly staff , the best Indian restaurant in the area by far, and we got some stuff to takeaway which was as good

1 review so far 5
16.09.2016 13:43

This was a first visit with booking made at the last minute. Despite this and an almost empty restaurant the total experience was excellent with attentive service and tasty food. Will definitely be back.

2 reviews so far 5
18.08.2016 21:18

A very enjoyable experience.The food was tasty and well presented.The portions were a good size.The staff were pleasant and helpful.The surroundings were clean and comfortable.There was a decent choice of vegetarian dishes.We will return.

4 reviews so far 6
15.01.2017 09:17

Food was fab been 20yrs since tasted real Karahi. Be back soon loved it Staff friendly but little slow come with menu and drinks order once we arrived.

2 reviews so far 6
07.11.2016 09:04

Great food and service. Highly recommend, good menu choices, specially for vegetarians, and friendly helpful staff. Happy to amend ingredients to suit the diner's preferences.

1 review so far 5
28.08.2016 17:22

Lovely place, great service for it being so busy for the Balloon Festival. Food amazing for the Pre-theatre menu - portions plentiful. Great place for family meal

1 review so far 5
26.12.2016 12:24

Lovely meal, well thought out menu, fab friendly staff in a welcoming environment.food was excellent and everything proved good value for money. Would definately return.