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Abercorn is a contemporary restaurant on Stanmore Hill that serves a wide choice of authentic Indian curries and sides. In fine weather enjoy alfresco dining in the garden.

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Opening Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00-00:00
Sun 12:00-23:30

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Abercorn reviews

By Ana R.

Bit overpriced restaurant!

Food was ok,not very generous portions. Food was bit cold. It's bit expensive an Service wasn't good at all. Overall not that great an value for money.

By Niky P.

First visit here since it was redone. On first impression, it looked lovely. The lighting was a bit low, but the seating was comfortable, and I liked the look of the "restaurant" at the back. They market themselves as a bar / restaurant. We sat near the bar, and ordered drinks and starters - expensive drinks, and the lukewarm food was, at best, average. We then decided we wanted desserts. The fruit salad was "taken off the menu as too many clients were complaining about it", and the other two desserts had run out. This was offered to us after a 20 minute wait. We then said we would have coffee - again, a 20 minute wait before being told by three different staff that they had run out of coffee beans! This is supposed to be a restaurant? One of the servers admitted they hadn't had any coffee for weeks. When I asked why they couldn't just go to Sainsburys across the road, I was told that they could only use coffee supplied by their suppliers! Also, the toilets, as nice as they were done up, were obviously not checked regularly - absolutely horrible state. We left (no tips!) and went to a nearby bar for more drinks and desserts, and when we got chatting to the barman and told him what had happened, he laughed, and went to tell another man standing near the bar - the owner of the Abercorn! Who couldn't even be bothered to come over and apologise. Don't waste your time or money going here.

By Molly B.

This place was absolutely rubbish. The food was disgusting and the service was terrible! I had to wait 2 hours for my starters and a further 2 hours for my main course, when asking the waitress how long it will be we were given the same answer for 2 HOURS! 'Its just coming..' I was extremely disappointed and when I complained to the owner he didn't care or even offer any compensation. He was rude and called a burly security guard so we couldn't offer an explanation his rude attitude is probably why the rest of the staff are so plainly ignorant to the customers needs. I would say! STAY CLEAR OF THIS PLACE. It is one of the worst experiences I've had! And the food leaves a lot to be desired from.

By Jat P.

really nice food. lamb chops were excellent - juicy and render. nice cocktails and reasonably priced. definitely worth trying.

By Jat P.

Well done! i heard they have done up the place but wasnt expecting something so upmarket. great atmosphere on a saturday night. we had dinner from 7ish. the starters were brilliant and good portion sizes. spiced just right. The main course was fresh and a great variety on the menu. excellent drinks list...so much to choose! we then sat in the lounge area where that had a DJ playing great music from the 90s rather than just the standard pop songs. overall a great night of food/drinks/music at a fair price. thanks!!

By M I.

3rd visit and the best yet!!! great cocktails! veg platter - excellent, great lamb chops, fresh & flavoursome biryani....lamb melts in you mouth! worked out to about £30 per head for dinner and drinks which was quite reasonable! we went on saturday night an didn't book so had to wait a while, so would probably book in future!

By David M.

It is pub/restaurant with too many tables,too close to each other and very loud. Not ideal for a romantic meal. On the other hand the food was absolutely beautiful. Service was poor, muddled and slow. Drinks are expensive, was not impressed to see a barman putting ice in a glass with his bare hand.

By Barry H.

Best INDIAN restaurant ive ever been to. looking at the venue its nothing like a curry house. great ambience, amazing food...awesome cocktails. very pleasantly surprised!!!

By Hasmita P.

Way too expensive, food - not great, they don't serve large white wine but they charge nearly £6 for the 175 ml. Too many waiters/waitress, asking if you like a another drink when they can see i've only had a sip of the one i bought 5 minutes ago. Lovely decor but that's about it. Won't be going there again. This restaurant should be on the programme "Rip off Britain".

By M I.

we went there in a big group last week. they were very accommodating and the service was excellent compared to what you expect at similar type establishments. the starters were all very tasty and a change from typical menus. likewise the main course was a treat! highly recommended...just booked again for next week!

By Vin T.

This was my 4th visit to Abercorn. the previous 3 had been ok in terms of the ambience of the place, food had been generally good but service poor. However, on my last visit it was a shambles from start to finish. Service was terrible, food atrocious (do they use one marinade for everything), problems with bills and overcharging. We will not be returning

By Valerie P.

I have eaten at the Abercorn on 3 occasions and am looking forward to the next time. The chicken wings are excellent, the main courses are tasty and fresh, the service has always been impeccable. In particular there is a good choice for vegetarians. I believe it is popular not because of the decor but the food.

By Sam P.

Firstly the venue its self is amazing, with no expense spared. But unfortunately this is where its stops. At the end of the day , an establishment like this will primarily be judged on food, and here it all goes downhill. Ordered two off the most popular items from the non veg starters menu. Tandoori wings and lamb chops. Both were bland , small and way to hot (spicy). If an establishment cant get these 'key' starters right...its over for them.it saddens me..I want this place to succeed..it a lovely place to visit...but the food is such a disappointment. Just look at the competition on its door step, Spice Rack and Malibu Club. Both do KILLER wings and lamb chops and main dishes!..and a lot cheaper too. So..Change the chef...review your prices..

By P.

It is expensive but all their starters both meat and veg are good! Mains not as good...so maybe not worth it! But not the best service!

By Emma J.

Just returned from Stanmore. Me and my partner went to this ''talked about'' restaurant. I'll keep it short and sweet. Food-over rated and quite pricey! We ordered tandoori wings, lamb madras, steamed rice and cheese and chilli naan. Nothing spectacular but tasty nevertheless. Drinks also above average prices. Had a very nice waiter 'tend to us'. Very helpful, polite and actually knew how to do his job. Shame it can't be said for the rest of the staff. Overall, it was a nice chilled evening, no complaints on the whole. One thing I will say, the interior and design is very very nice. Even the toilets are, i must say, lovely. Quite high tech and 'mod'. Personally though, I think the presentation of the place speaks more volumes than the actual 'fine' food. Would recommend but nothing to write home about as they say.

By Nicky P.

I totally agree with this I went to the Abercorn last night and I was very disapointed with the poor service and inflated prices. I had high hopes for this place but found that most of the dishes were far too salty and as a party of eight diners we felt that the waiters forgot our orders and rememberered only when we waited 30 minutes and was then told that they had "ran out of it ". Also some of my party orderd mocktails and had to send them back for being far too icy and tastless. We wanted to speak to management and felt that we were being avoided. I definitelt will not be returning to this place, nor recommend it to anyone ! Yes the decor is impressive, but that is the only thing positve of the place.

By Radha P.

I had a similar experience. I also tried to order fine wine from their extensive wine list only to be told, " Its not in stock ". Here that once the customer is sympathetic even when he already mid meal and needs more wine. Here it a 2nd time and the customer gets a little irate. Here that for 5 bottle of wine and the customer wonders if this FINE dining restaurant actually has a wine cellar at all. The waiters are untrained and have no idea how to serve wine and look after a customer. Go to a curry house and this is understandable, go to a restaurant billed as fine dining and this is simply nonsense. The food is average nothing special, the place is packed, over crowded, low staff count, totally untrained staff and a manager who really doesn't care if the customer stays or leaves. 11 people told about this place. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

By Michael P.

We visited on Sat 30/april/11 - the place was packed - so any negative review may not serve to deter customers. But here we go: We paid £2.95 for 4 slices of Raw Onions and 4 Green Chillies that we requested to accompany our main dishes. Naturally we were given a tasting menu which naturally did not have a price for Raw Onions - which by the way are foc in all the other Indian eating places that I have been to! Outrageous. Pappadum - again not mentioned on the menu - were charged @ £1.95 for 2 ! The waiters are only half trained at best - they are very helpful and sincere - but no training. The guy who to our orders did not ask whether we wanted our dishes hot, Medium or Mild to taste. In the process, we ended up with more chillies than the actual vegetables - it was that hot. While the management may be able to get away with using the excuse they have just opened after refurbishment and are going thru teething troubles with new staff, etc - I am afraid that excuse will not hold for too long. Surely the manager will know the marketing concept of 3/11 - If you are happy tell 3 people to visit; if you are unhappy tell 11 people to avoid Abercorn. I am definitely in the 11 category - I will not be visiting Abercorn again and I will ask 11 people not to bother and go instead to Queenbsury Circle for a much better value for money for food which is much higher quality.

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