Gurkha Planet

4.5
114 Reviews
£25 and under
Nepalese

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
In our planet there were three Gurkha Lions, which have had 25 years in the culinary business and have worked courageously for the Royal Family in London, The Mandarin Oriental, The Hilton, Radisson, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Hyatt and served for Roux Scholarship. We are delighted to announce our newly opened modern Nepalese and Indian Cuisine in Tonbridge, Kent.
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Camilla
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Amazing food, wonderful service, just a bit too brightly lit and perhaps the divider screens could be a nice Nepalese cloth with a clear wipable plastic cover and not those white plastic ugly things, but I do appreciate the need to adapt fast.

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SarahA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal. All the food was freshly prepared. The service was excellent.

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LorraineD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I will start by saying our waiter was excellent. The booking was made easily and we were expected. I accept that Covid has had a huge impact on ambience with the inclusion of screens etc. Not a huge restaurant and it was quite loud making hearing the waiter with his mask on quite hard. It became noisier for us sitting by the door as the chef wanted to open the door from time to time to circulate the air, but then it was cold. I had high hopes for the food but have to say myself and my guests were disappointed. It was cooked fresh but our dishes were very bland when we had expected them to be far more flavourful, however one of my guests ordered a dish that turned out to be very spicy and the menu had not indicated it would be. The rice was lovely as was the garlic naan, but the main dishes were lacking in flavour.

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Coutinho
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous authentic food with excellent service. This is the only place that does a genuine Biryani served as it should be with Raita.

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Tomm
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had to wait a short time for a table as it was full up and busy due to "Eat out to help out". Food was outstanding, and service was very good even though they were rushed off their feet. Drinks were very expensive though.

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CellaD
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. Really subtle spicing in both my courses. We really enjoyed it.

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Hodgy68
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great, friendly restaurant serving wonderful food. Would definitely go again

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BruceD
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is difficult to find fault with my favourite Gurkha Planet. I usually sit on a bench seat at the side but for the first time was directed to a chair in the middle. Over dinner this was uncomfortable and gave me back ache. Otherwise excellent.

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0123
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The staff were great and very friendly, and the food was delicious, flavoursome, and tasted fresh. Only complaint was the portion sizes which were quite small - especially the starters and bowls of rice. The mains were a good size for us to have one each.

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AlisonC
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, really great service (our waiter was wonderful), love the fusion cooking and just really adore this restaurant. We'll be back again and again!

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CristianP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Great pricing. Will go again.
Thanks

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MarkT
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual.

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BevK
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food wonderful service, will definitely come again and recommend to all.

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darra
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, lovely people. Full marks thanks

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vipHeatherS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always recommend Gurkha Planet, it's consistently brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food!

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AdeleW
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The two waitresses were simply lovely, so attentive and friendly. Starters good, prawn puri (bread very dry though) and calamari nice. My lamb curry was very delicious, as was the naan. My husbands dhall was pretty bland, and maybe not the best choice, having come back from Sri Lanka recently we expected something a bit more tasty. We would give the restaurant another try.

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FionaS
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Amazing food but very quiet. We were the only diners in there at 9pm in a Friday night! Would definitely go again though.

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vipLittleMissParticular
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, Nepalese flavours, robustly spiced, with good heat, all very yummy, and served with a smile. Waiter couldn't do enough for us!

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JanM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal with friends. The food and service was excellent. Our waiter was very enthusiastic about seemed genuinely pleased to serve us. A small restaurant with a nice friendly feel serving very tasty food. Wine was reasonably priced, 3 courses for 4 people with 2 beers and 2 bottles of wine came in at under £150. We have booked for one of their celebration evenings later in the year.

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KrisB
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet evening, and it was so lovely and cool inside despite the temperature outside. The young lady serving us was excellent: very friendly and efficient. The food was fantastic. We would definitely return.

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GrahamL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the outside looks pretty basic but you walk in it's like another world. The food is to die for they cant do enough for you really made the night special thank you

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Gertrude
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was the only return customer of our group of five - you now have 4 new fans!

Pity there was only 1 bottle of cider in stock.

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JohnF
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal, the proprietor made suggestions for our meal which we followed, it tasted very good

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Daniellelouiseb
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We was a table of 17
Ans the food was beautiful and all served on time and hot, a full restaurant at the time but no delays on service
We will definitely be going back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable. Dietary requirements well catered for

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Jane
N. Ireland
33 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time to this popular neighbourhood restaurant. The menu had always seemed limited with a high proportion of very hot dishes, but we now know this is a great little place with very good food and a pleasant atmosphere.

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MikeAndEva
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great. Food, service, atmosphere, and value was outstanding. Will definitely go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My wife and I enjoyed another very good meal on Saturday evening. Although the restaurant was very busy, the service was excellent.

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vipJenniferM
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food as always

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DavidI
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

we were a large group and all agreed some of the best food we have recently had, will be returning !

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food!!

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ArturD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would recommend this nice place but not when full of noisy people. Apart from the noise this place is very good.

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justine
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty clean food.
Good service and delicious dessert.

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were made to feel welcome and the service was prompt, without being intrusive. The menu offered a number of interesting options that our party of six were not familiar with, including several appetising vegetarian choices, all of which were rather delicious. The spicing was appropriately pitched, with some dishes served with additional slices of chilli for the more adventurous. The atmosphere was good and I am very glad we'd booked, as it was getting quite full by the time we left around 9.00pm. We enjoyed the Gurkha beers, which were new to us and the final bill worked out around £25 per head including a reasonable tip, so I consider that very good value for a pleasant evening with good food.

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OutAndAbout
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is fabulous...all just a bit hectic on serving.

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MarianB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently met with a friend one evening for a catch up/birthday celebration. The food was delicious and nicely presented. All the waiters were very friendly and efficient. A lovely evening and a little gem of a restaurant. I will certainly return soon.

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Juem
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Had seen very good reviews. Disappointed that when we asked for a mild curries for 3 of us. They were all too spicy hot to eat. It was cold in the restaurant and even colder in the toilets. If you like spicy food. Then this is great for you.

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KimD
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second exceptional New Year's Eve at Gurkha Planet. A beautifully balanced fusion menu showcasing seared scallops on a pea risotto, a delicious champagne granite, lamb cooked two ways and, the piece de resistance, an outstanding modern twist on vanilla cheesecake with mango sorbet and fresh raspberries filled with intensely flavoured coulis. Hits of spice throughout but without uncomfortable heat. This really is a gem of a restaurant and very reasonably priced; why it wasn't completely packed out I don't know. Give it a go!

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Chriss
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and was made to feel very welcome. Food was amazing and will be back again as soon as possible

FAQs

Gurkha Planet does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Gurkha Planet also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01732 352074.

Gurkha Planet is rated 4.5 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.