I went along to Tarana a couple of months ago with a group of friends and it was very nice, The food was great and the staff were very friendly always checking we were happy and had enough drink.
We also went on a wednesday so we saw the dancers which was great and really added to the atmosphere
Great food quality and excellent themed restaurant.
I was a little disappointed with the food. The restaurant has won an award, can't remember who from, but in my view it is serving pretty standard, Indian fare for the english market. Nice to have free wifi.
Set in a nice surrounding which would have attracted more clients but lacks the real point of going out to eat. The restaurant seems to host way too many large parties for the kitchen to cope with and lest the rest of its customers down. The chef's food doest really complement a British Indian meal even the side dishes which really hacked off my Indian origin friend when the sag paneer came with any super market cheese when paneer by what I was told is a Bangladeshi/ Indian cheese that doesn't melt, cheap imitation I think is what the restaurant is going for. Also i was recently told in the Food Hygiene Ratings Tarana only scored 1 out of 5 which has me doubting what have i eaten from here. Maybe i should stick to my guts and not shop around so much when it comes to Indian meal and only go to my favourites
Have been three times, and the food is quite good but servive is a bit rushed. The midweek entertainment is a bit hokey but fun Was there for new year and they screwed up the delivery of champagne by 5 minutes - mainly because the waiters are too stupid for words They simply are not attentive enough and don't coordinate with each other.
But to to be honest, I doub I will return, the chavvy nature of the clientele seems to have increased over time and the smarminess of the manager makes the experience less than relaxing.
After seeing an overload of adverts we decided to visit this curry house.
We were invited to Tarana by (now-embarrassed) friends who had been many times before - but I have never had such a disappointing experience involving truly delicious food. Arriving at 8.25 for an 8.30 booking we were ushered into a quiet bar area where no-one offered us a drink. After a wait of half an hour we had to ask to be shown to our table where, after waiting 20 more minutes we had to ask again to be sold drinks and given menus. We were finally able to order food 80 minutes after arriving! This pattern of delay continued throughout the meal, with waiting staff being superficially courteous but also entirely unhelpful. Requests to hurry food along were met simply with details of how long we would have to wait and when an incorrect main dish was brought the waiter became visibly annoyed that we would not accept it. The final insult, after we had complained, was to be offered a warm bottle of house white by way of grudging compensation just as we had finished our main courses (3 hours after arriving).
Most of the problems seem to have stemmed from the presence of a large birthday party with whom the kitchen may have been struggling to cope but, knowing this, the restaurant should not have accepted us for an 8.30 booking. Had they offered us a 9.30 slot it all might have been fine. Nevertheless, having got into this situation, the total lack of apology and the lack of anyone with the wit or willingness to offer even so much as a plate of poppadums to keep us occupied while we waited speaks very poorly of the restaurant. At the end of our meal my friend asked to speak to the manager just to say we weren't happy, a man came called Shah and his response was more "NOT BOVVERED" I don't think this restaurant is here to stay for very long. But if they do want to stick around they should close off the top part of the restaurant and focus on creating beta customer service with less customers because the manager Shah obviously cant control a busy restaurant spread across two floors with an alfresco area.
Was recommended it by a friend that visited fairly recently. Great atmosphere, great decor very contemporary and modern. Service is excellent as is the food, which is incredibly well presented. Excellent all round. I do have one moan however, my friend brought a price list with him after his visit, and the prices seem to have risen somewhat since the document was made, considering its been open a few months, i wonder if they are cashing in on the restaurants immediate popularity? one of the more expensive indian restuarants in the area
We went for a special meal at Tarana and were extremely disappointed. The venue is smart and very well furnished. However these were the ONLY good points. We waited a long time for our food and when it arrived we were asked by the police to move our car as we had to park on the pavement opposite due to the car park being full. (Apparently there have been complaints from the residents and to be honest I don't blame them.
However, this disrupted our meal and by the time I had found a parking space and returned to the restaurant the rest of my party had finished their meal (which was very average anyway, and when the bill came we were overcharged for our meal and had to dispute the bill).
I will not be returning to this venue and would not recommend it to any of my friends.
It really is in the middle of no ware. This new restaurant which markets it self as The New Sussex Dining Experience is ridiculous it is located on what used to be Turners' Pub and the owners have turned it into a indian that isn't near any BARs, PUBS OR CLUBS. So if we have a meal i cant enjoy a cobra because i have to get back into my car and head into East Grinstead or Haywards Heath or i have to pay a taxi to get to the restaurant then another back into town and then a third one back to my house. Also last time i was there one of the couples ware interrupted because they had to move their car as the car park is not suitable for the size of the restaurants. We are getting fed up with want to be entrepreneurs changing our PUBS into swanky restaurant and fitting them with glass walls. But the food i had a Lamb Tikka which i swear was micro waved because it was soggy and had no flavours. Many one of my mates dish the Murghi Massala was not fresh and poorly served with sours falling from the side
Yet another restaurant run by certain people who think it it ok to tell you the food is Halal. Have subsequently discovered it is not. Angry. Should have guessed when I saw the licensed bar. Why do a certain set of people think it is ok to do this? A cultural thing, I guess. Or lack of.
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