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Situated in the heart of Newcastle, just a stone's throw away from the train station and some of the city's best pubs and bars, Taj Palace offers an authentic and refined Indian dining experience. The restaurant is a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends come the weekend, due to the elegant yet relaxed decor and welcoming atmosphere.

Alongside firm favourites such as Lamb Biryani, creamy Korma and sizzling Tandoori dishes, Taj Palace also serves authentic North Indian dishes which you might struggle to find anywhere else in Newcastle. Why not try their Malai Kofta – spicy lamb meatballs served in a rich, sweet and spicy sauce, or Saag Paneer – a tasty spinach based curry with cheese?

Taj Palace is a family run establishment, and they pride themselves on their high level customer satisfaction and efficient service. The expert chefs will happily tailor their dishes more to your liking, or create bespoke ones just for you - just ask the friendly staff! With a special vegetarian menu and vegan options, plus the opportunity to choose how spicy you want your curry when you order, everyone is bound to be pleased. They’re also open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, to satisfy all of those late-night curry cravings!

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Taj Palace
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Glenn said "Worth Searching For
The reviews are very complimentary so this restaurant deserved a visit on a quick business trip..."
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James said "Nice Indian at reasonable price
Very tasty. Chaat starters were gorgeous and madras nice and spicy! Central location."
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Carl said
" Excellent food and service in the heart of the Bigg Market. Large portions and great prices!"
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Akudosochim said "It would be a crime to not come here!
As an experienced cook, i know my foods, I have had Indian takeouts and even cooked indian..."
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Tracy said
" Lovely food and nothing was too much trouble for our lovely waitress."
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Matthew said "Average at best
For a friday evening it was just my comrade and me in the restaurant. We could use the taste card..."
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Nathan said
" Best restaurant I've been to in a long time, food was amazing and the staff were so polite."
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" Came here at about 10pm & they served us quickly, friendly staff & food tasted lovely."
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" Amazing Indian food"
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Amy said "Lovely Indian!
A great little Indian and brilliant value on tastecard!!

Lovely food and good..."
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Martin said "Good experience
The food was good I had to wait a while for my freind to arrive the service was very good we both..."
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Katharine said "Family Run Restaurant Comes Up Trumps
A lovely welcome greeted us as we entered this upstairs restaurant. Service was friendly and..."
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Katrina said "excellent
absolutely fantastic restaurant:-) will be coming back here again. the staff and owner are so..."
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" Food was good. Staff were so friendly. Service was great"
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DAVID said "Family atmosphere
Warm friendly atmosphere, hospitable helped to pick a desert... even went out to get it for us...."
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relu said
" Visited taj Palace whit my boyfriend.what a great place!!!
Tasty food , efficient..."
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  • Glenn said: "Worth Searching For
    The reviews are very complimentary so this restaurant deserved a visit on a quick business trip to Newcastle. Be warned, the entrance is missable - a small doorway leading to stairs which take you to the small restaurant on the first floor. Not salubrious but a warm welcome from the owner's wife saw us sat at a table in no time & being offered drinks. The menu is fairly extensive with a good selection of 'Chef's Specials' together with the usual choice of Indian dishes. Prices are average. I ordered King Prawn on puri & my colleague, Aloo Chaat for starters. My colleague loved the Aloo Chaat. My King Prawn on puri was tasty & spicy enough but there was a mixture of fresh prawns & either old or overcooked prawns. I chose Chicken Malai Masal for main with mushroom rice & a plain paratha. My colleague ordered Chicken Jaipuri Jeera with plain pilau. He said it was the best curry he'd had. I tasted it & it was strongly flavoured with cumin with a saucy 'semolina' consistency & just a little too sweet. Strangely, a very similar texture to my own which was rather too sweet & not spicy but again tasty enough. On this evidence I wondered if all this chef's curries were cooked to a similar consistency with just the spices differentiating them. Both portions were plentiful as were the rice servings. There was no trouble at all using the Tastecard reducing a £48 bill to £28 which also included 2 popadoms, a large bottle of Cobra & a glass of diet coke. In conclusion, not perhaps a venue to celebrate nor pay full price but, with a Tastecard, good value for money & very pleasant staff. "
    Posted 1 month, 8 days ago...
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  • James said: "Nice Indian at reasonable price
    Very tasty. Chaat starters were gorgeous and madras nice and spicy! Central location. "
    Posted 1 month, 26 days ago...
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  • Carl said:
    " Excellent food and service in the heart of the Bigg Market. Large portions and great prices! "
    Posted 3 months ago...
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  • Akudosochim said: "It would be a crime to not come here!
    As an experienced cook, i know my foods, I have had Indian takeouts and even cooked indian recipes myself, but this has to be the BEST I have ever tasted. So rich in flavour and so authentic. Might as well have been in India. We were a party of 8 and wanted our food to come out at the same time, so we expected a waiting period longer than normal, but still got complimentary drinks because we had to wait. Hosts were very helpful, very lovely, warm and friendly. We left quite a tip but are still convinced we underpaid. We almost did bot use the tastecard! IT WAS THAT WORTH IT! "
    Posted 3 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Tracy said:
    " Lovely food and nothing was too much trouble for our lovely waitress. "
    Posted 3 months, 17 days ago...
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  • Matthew said: "Average at best
    For a friday evening it was just my comrade and me in the restaurant. We could use the taste card no problem. The starter was very good but the main was awful. I would have to try something else if i were to return but unlikely. "
    Posted 3 months, 23 days ago...
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  • Nathan said:
    " Best restaurant I've been to in a long time, food was amazing and the staff were so polite. "
    Posted 4 months, 13 days ago...
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  • " Came here at about 10pm & they served us quickly, friendly staff & food tasted lovely. "
    Posted 10 months, 4 days ago...
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  • " Amazing Indian food "
    Posted 10 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Amy said: "Lovely Indian!
    A great little Indian and brilliant value on tastecard!!

    Lovely food and good service. Don't be put off by the location - you'll have a great meal! "
    Posted 1 year, 19 days ago...
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  • Martin said: "Good experience
    The food was good I had to wait a while for my freind to arrive the service was very good we both had a nice meal will go back "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 22 days ago...
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  • Katharine said: "Family Run Restaurant Comes Up Trumps
    A lovely welcome greeted us as we entered this upstairs restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient and the food was well cooked, nicely presented and good portion sizes.
    A family group of 5, we had a great time at Taj. "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Katrina said: "excellent
    absolutely fantastic restaurant:-) will be coming back here again. the staff and owner are so friendly the place is so clean and the chefs are brilliant. "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 11 days ago...
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  • " Food was good. Staff were so friendly. Service was great "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 17 days ago...
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  • DAVID said: "Family atmosphere
    Warm friendly atmosphere, hospitable helped to pick a desert... even went out to get it for us. Eager to please an did achieve would recommend. Good value. "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 24 days ago...
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  • relu said:
    " Visited taj Palace whit my boyfriend.what a great place!!!
    Tasty food , efficient service and 50% whit my taste card .
    Will definitely be back soon "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Glenn said: "Worth Searching For
    The reviews are very complimentary so this restaurant deserved a visit on a quick business trip to Newcastle. Be warned, the entrance is missable - a small doorway leading to stairs which take you to the small restaurant on the first floor. Not salubrious but a warm welcome from the owner's wife saw us sat at a table in no time & being offered drinks. The menu is fairly extensive with a good selection of 'Chef's Specials' together with the usual choice of Indian dishes. Prices are average. I ordered King Prawn on puri & my colleague, Aloo Chaat for starters. My colleague loved the Aloo Chaat. My King Prawn on puri was tasty & spicy enough but there was a mixture of fresh prawns & either old or overcooked prawns. I chose Chicken Malai Masal for main with mushroom rice & a plain paratha. My colleague ordered Chicken Jaipuri Jeera with plain pilau. He said it was the best curry he'd had. I tasted it & it was strongly flavoured with cumin with a saucy 'semolina' consistency & just a little too sweet. Strangely, a very similar texture to my own which was rather too sweet & not spicy but again tasty enough. On this evidence I wondered if all this chef's curries were cooked to a similar consistency with just the spices differentiating them. Both portions were plentiful as were the rice servings. There was no trouble at all using the Tastecard reducing a £48 bill to £28 which also included 2 popadoms, a large bottle of Cobra & a glass of diet coke. In conclusion, not perhaps a venue to celebrate nor pay full price but, with a Tastecard, good value for money & very pleasant staff. "
    Posted 1 month, 8 days ago...
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  • James said: "Nice Indian at reasonable price
    Very tasty. Chaat starters were gorgeous and madras nice and spicy! Central location. "
    Posted 1 month, 26 days ago...
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  • Carl said:
    " Excellent food and service in the heart of the Bigg Market. Large portions and great prices! "
    Posted 3 months ago...
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  • Akudosochim said: "It would be a crime to not come here!
    As an experienced cook, i know my foods, I have had Indian takeouts and even cooked indian recipes myself, but this has to be the BEST I have ever tasted. So rich in flavour and so authentic. Might as well have been in India. We were a party of 8 and wanted our food to come out at the same time, so we expected a waiting period longer than normal, but still got complimentary drinks because we had to wait. Hosts were very helpful, very lovely, warm and friendly. We left quite a tip but are still convinced we underpaid. We almost did bot use the tastecard! IT WAS THAT WORTH IT! "
    Posted 3 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Tracy said:
    " Lovely food and nothing was too much trouble for our lovely waitress. "
    Posted 3 months, 17 days ago...
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  • Matthew said: "Average at best
    For a friday evening it was just my comrade and me in the restaurant. We could use the taste card no problem. The starter was very good but the main was awful. I would have to try something else if i were to return but unlikely. "
    Posted 3 months, 23 days ago...
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  • Nathan said:
    " Best restaurant I've been to in a long time, food was amazing and the staff were so polite. "
    Posted 4 months, 13 days ago...
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  • " Came here at about 10pm & they served us quickly, friendly staff & food tasted lovely. "
    Posted 10 months, 4 days ago...
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  • " Amazing Indian food "
    Posted 10 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Amy said: "Lovely Indian!
    A great little Indian and brilliant value on tastecard!!

    Lovely food and good service. Don't be put off by the location - you'll have a great meal! "
    Posted 1 year, 19 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Martin said: "Good experience
    The food was good I had to wait a while for my freind to arrive the service was very good we both had a nice meal will go back "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 22 days ago...
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  • Katharine said: "Family Run Restaurant Comes Up Trumps
    A lovely welcome greeted us as we entered this upstairs restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient and the food was well cooked, nicely presented and good portion sizes.
    A family group of 5, we had a great time at Taj. "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 1 day ago...
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  • Katrina said: "excellent
    absolutely fantastic restaurant:-) will be coming back here again. the staff and owner are so friendly the place is so clean and the chefs are brilliant. "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 11 days ago...
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  • " Food was good. Staff were so friendly. Service was great "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 17 days ago...
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  • DAVID said: "Family atmosphere
    Warm friendly atmosphere, hospitable helped to pick a desert... even went out to get it for us. Eager to please an did achieve would recommend. Good value. "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 24 days ago...
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  • relu said:
    " Visited taj Palace whit my boyfriend.what a great place!!!
    Tasty food , efficient service and 50% whit my taste card .
    Will definitely be back soon "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 1 day ago...
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