The Fat Buddha

4.6
86 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
The Fat Buddha opened in Berkhamsted November 2015. Joined by Maidenhead in March 2020, it has gained a fantastic reputation for some of the best Indian food in Hertfordshire and Berkshire, resulting in the accumulation of numerous awards.
Enjoy dining in or takeaway for delivery or collection.

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR DINE-IN, DELIVERIES & COLLECTIONS.
We are following the Covid-19 guidlines to ensure your safety
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reenz001
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A beautiful place to dine! Food was divine and the staff were extremely attentive and accommodating. Definitely worth a visit if you wish to experience an authentic Indian experience in Maidenhead.

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Sall
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely ambiance and good, friendly service with high quality Indian food. We loved the tandoori broccoli and the chicken biryani was excellent. The bar has lots of character for a drink before dinner. Portion sizes were good and our waiter kindly packed up what we hadn't eaten so that we could enjoy it again. Thank you!

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Wontgoback
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lots of atmosphere. Nice to see a busy restaurant in Maidenhead

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SaymaA
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, will be back again soon! 100% would recommend

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SueI
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friendly 'boudoir' feel in the restaurant, service was friendly, attentive, effecient. The food was outstanding, absolutely delicious. Balti was moist and tasty, Mila Gost full of tender lamb and flavoursome sauce. Highly recommended.

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NellyW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been brilliantly advised by a waiter to take the tandoori broccoli and jalfrezi vegetables, and it was really a good choice!

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JulieC
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The chicken Tikka was tasteless and I’d asked for a candle to be put in my sons pudding & this was not done. I felt disappointed about this as it was his birthday but otherwise the food was ok

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First-class can’t wait to go back

JC
JanC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The welcome and service were excellent and although the restaurant was busy we were served regularly and promptly. The food was exceptional on every level and enjoyed by all four of us. The drinks were perfectly fine and unusually not grossly overpriced. We will be back. Thank you.

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KerryR
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was brilliant but couldn’t eat it all so asked to take it away
Got home and found that 2 of our dishes left over were not in the bag so we was disappointed as we couldn’t finish everything we had left
Apart from that we had a lovely evening

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ABBYT
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

really nice food and good service from the waiting staff

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great decor! Friendly and welcoming staff, who were really attentive and couldn't do enough for you. First visit and will definately be returning. Food was great and lots of choice on the menu.

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ETW1234
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

amazing food, we’ll certainly be back again. Super quiet on a Sunday night so will go on a busier evening next time :)

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KatS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was divine and the cocktails are worth very penny! Loved the decor too!

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NicolaC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and decoration! Really enjoyable visit.

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MadDinner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Food overpriced. Can't believe they charge per poppadom and also charge you for each dip which comes with it.

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AngelaC
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

First visit as staying on the area. Great food, great atmosphere at reasonable prices. Initially service was good as we arrived early but we were left quite a while waiting for table to be cleared, dessert menu and for it to arrive. When attracting attention we were told they were 2 waiters down that evening and by 8pm they were very busy and rushed off their feet. Apologies given and complimentary dessert given. Will definitely return.

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SarahJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with really great service a really good experience

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WilliamH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice inside. Great service, good food. A couple of personal preferences; my onion bhajee starter had some sauce on it I would not have chosen. My chicken madras was too garlicky for my taste. I would go again and order something else. My wife happy with all her food.

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VictoriaDB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely ambience and staff. Definitely be going back as a sit in or takeaway and I loved the monkfish masala

LH
LizH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, ambience & service. Price is slightly higher than an average Indian restaurant but very good for a special occasion.

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Tracy44
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb food - great choice on the menu. Always good service. Head and shoulders above other local Indian restaurants.

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Nigelb
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place food just the best service fantastic can’t wait to go back Nigel batt

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KatherineS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and good gin selections. The chef even did a special request. Thank you for a lovely evening.

EL
EmLC
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal. great service and loved the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Highly recomend.

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MelW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very very welcoming. Fabulous service. Food delicious. We will be back. Highly recommend.

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SimonB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’m quite fussy and often find the smell of a curry is better than the curry itself, so I am often a bit disappointed. However! The food at Fat Budah was just outstanding; I’d say the best curry I’ve ever tasted!… (apart from my Mums, of course!)

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BeverlyB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Indian restaurants I've ever been to. Fab food, excellent service and amazing decor. I'll definitely be paying a visit to the Berkhampstead one which is nearer to where I live 👍5 🌟

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LorenzoC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable experience at the Fat Buddha.
Food is awesome, service is friendly. Great place to eat and chat.

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CarolineK
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always along with great service… my favourite Indian restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

To expensive for what it is, starter portions are very small, then main dishes included veg have huge bits of chicken, huge carrots, huge paneer pieces. Anyone who knows Indian food should know the pieces of meat and veg should be cut into cubes. Otherwise you have for forget the Nan and use fork and knife to cut the food. Extortionate prices for the food I feel, there are many better restaurants you can pay the same money for but get top star service. Cocktails were a let down too, pornstar martini, was dark in colour and very bitter. Also
Made a note it was anniversary with no mention by staff and wasn’t even offered to check the dessert menu after dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful resturant!
Service was incredible and the food is amazing

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EthC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Place looks good, some of the waiters where a little disorganised asking the same questions to us one waiter after another on two occasions in quick succession. Now the most off putting thing was the bar waiter who brought over our drinks, i couldn't help but notice the dirt and grime around all his figure nails despite them being short whilst he carried our drinks over with those hands of his right around the rim. This is usually a clear sign of someone rarely washing their hands which then allows dirt to build up over time. Not covid friendly or even basic hygiene friendly. Needless to say i didn't take one sip of my drink for my whole meal as i could only imagine what he has done with his hands since washing them last what ever day that might of been. As I was only on my 2nd date with the girl i was with i chose not to make a fuss but otherwise i would have left soon as i saw that bar waiters dirt and grime filled finger nails.

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Anthony
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been before, my friend had alergies and the manager spent time going through everything, awesome menu, loads to choose from, and all delicious.

Top staff, great food, just needed a little bit of music

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JarradH
London
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, really well designed separation of a relaxing bar area and a traditional restaurant

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KenR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very Good . Spoilt for choices of food from a huge menu so difficult to choose . So will have to go again.

You won’t be disappointed!

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vipGordon
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good was great. Service was enthusiastic but untrained and unco-ordinated. We were asked three times by different staff if we wanted papadams and our wine glasses cleared!

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KatherineP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & excellent service. We've been having takeaway from Fat Buddha throughout lock down, the dine in experience was an absolute treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food excellent as always but overbearing service, every member of staff took turns to ask if all was ok every couple of minutes. It became a little tiring eventually, the only time it stopped was when it was time to pay and despite requests no-one seemed to want to take payment!! Bit of balance would have made the experience better
We will be back though!!

FAQs

The Fat Buddha does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

The Fat Buddha is rated 4.6 stars by 86 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.