Zari Restaurant & Lounge

214 Ifield Drive, Ifield, United Kingdom, RH11 0DQ
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Open 7 Days a week
(including bank holidays)
Lunchtime – 12:00 noon till 2:30
Evening – 5:30pm till 11:00pm

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  • Disabled Access

About Zari Restaurant & Lounge

Alongside all the classic dishes, the team at Zari brings you authentic regional food from all corners of the Indian subcontinent. We promise that these delicious dishes will make your journey into real Indian food an unforgettable adventure!

Cuisine: Indian, International
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

Amazing food and amazing service, as always. So glad you are open again and well done for all the distancing measures in place, we all felt confident and safe in your restaurant. Thank you and see you again soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Liked the little appetiser at the start. Staff were friendly. But service was very slow. We ordered our food at 7.10 and it wasn’t served to us until 8.15 which is too long. My friend had lamb chop which was very tough, and she only found one bit of meat she could eat. Popadums good. I would hesitate now before booking again due to length of wait for food.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Have eaten in Zari many times and as always it was excellent. It won’t be the cheapest restaurant you can find but it has the most interesting menu and the food tastes wonderful.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Very nice as always

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

An enjoyable birthday celebration meal.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Although the restaurant was busy when we arrived, we waited a very long time for our main courses. When the main courses did arrive they weren't very hot. Also where we were sitting in the restaurant there was a terrible draft. We couldn't move as the restaurant was full. At the end of the meal we asked the head waiter for our bill. He acknowledged us and said he would get it, but after 20 minutes the bill didn't arrive so we had to ask one of the other waiters. Generally not a good level of service. We have had better service here on New Year's Eve..

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Excellent vegan menu . My first visit but will definitely be back soon .

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Food and service both excellent, relaxed and comfortable restaurant. Highly recommended

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Always a very good meal and impeccable service.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Delicious food, excellent service and attention to detail.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Service was impeccable, being attentive, professional, knowledgable and friendly - as it always is! Choice and quality of food - amazing! This is my “go to” restaurant when in the area. Wish I lived closer!

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Lovely food

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

The only thing we didn’t like was the added service charge, it should have been discretionary, or maybe added to larger bookings!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

We waited an hour and a half for food. By the time it arrived we were starving & upset by the amount of time we had to wait. There was no apology and the staff were actually quite rude and blunt with me when I asked how much longer it would be. The food was lukewarm and the lamb bhoona was dry and chewy. Everyone I spoke to said that the restaurant is amazing so I was really looking forward to it. The reason I didn’t send the food back was because I was so hungry when it arrived I just ate it. Plus I’d had such a negative reaction when I asked before, that I didn’t want to start an argument by complaining about the food. A couple sat next to us arrived around half an hour after after us but were served their mains while we just sat there. At no point did anyone ask us if we were ok or if we wanted another drink. I felt like I was a nuisance when I asked for more wine. I’m gutted because it cost £111 for 2 of us and I have nothing positive to say. Very disappointed 😞

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Visited On Monday, 10 February 2020

It was for my birthday celebrations and we had a great time, amazing food, good wine too. Service was great, would highly recommend it.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Lovely food great service enjoyable experience all round thank you

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

We celebrated a 60th Birthday with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The service was amazing the food was fabulous and I would highly recommend this and will definitely be returning. We would like to thank all involved in making our celebration very special.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 January 2020

We had a great time and our special requests were accommodated without question.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

As good as it always is, only slight downside was it was a bit cold in the restaurant, as we were the only ones in so early.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

What an excellent evening. Many thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 24 January 2020

Good quality Indian restaurant, which a number of unusual dishes not found at other restaurants.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

One of our favourite local restaurants. The staff and management are always so friendly. Food is always amazing. Service is always so quick but you never feel rushed.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Really tasty food and the service was amazing, so friendly and ready to accommodate our request to make two curries very hot along with a few other changes. Only thing we all felt the same about, the chutneys with the poppadoms were a bit bland, but everything else, including our amazing waiter was really great. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

As always, great Indian food. Nothing better in the wider Crawley area. Excellent service too.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

We have frequented Zari for many years, living locally we are lucky enough for it be right on our doorstep and always find the staff to be so friendly and accommodating. However, recent visits have left us dissatisfied with the quality of food, both in May and recently on NYE. I appreciate it is difficult on an event night, but when you set a standard it becomes an expectation. The food was unfortunately warm on arrival at the table, including the fish dish, which wasn't very inviting and on this particular evening, the service was particularly slow. I just hope Zari can reclaim it's quality standards for us to visit again as everything else is top class!

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