Guide MICHELIN 2020

Dastaan

(443 Reviews)
447 Kingston Road, Ewell, London, KT19 0DB
Indian
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Average

Main course: £11
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 17:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

Dastaan in Epsom is the proud holder of a Michelin Bib Gourmand, and serves a superb selection of exotic delicacies from across India, each made with inventive signature twists.

Time-honoured Indian recipes on the Dastaan menu are given modern updates, and feature the finest seasonal British produce alongside imported spices. Signature starters include the Achari venison chop with plum chutney and pickled onions, as well as the duck and quail seekh kebab with apple murabba. Aromatic curries feature spice levels for every palate, while a dedicated vegetarian menu is filled with gourmet treats.

A selection of freshly baked breads at Dastaan in Epsom make perfect accompaniments, while from the bar there is a diverse wine list, as well as an international beer list and selection of spirits.

Serving up award-winning Indian dishes in a relaxed, modern setting, Dastaan is a 6-minute drive from Tolworth Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Dastaan
4.8
(based on 443 reviews)

99%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • al fresco (1)
  • business (27)
  • child friendly (54)
  • dinner (396)
  • entertainment (32)
  • large parties (54)
  • lunch (133)
  • luxury (20)
  • private dining (43)
  • romantic (37)
  • trendy (56)
  • value (109)
  • By Josef K from Guildford
    14 March 2020

    Excellent food and service.

  • By Jacqueline A from Cheam
    14 March 2020

    I returned to Dastaan after almost two years. It was good then, though I thought the chairs could be more comfortable and the decor improved. I am pleased to say on both counts they have got it right. The new chairs are very comfortable and I really like the modern decor. We were served very quickly on arrival so no hanging around waiting for a drink or poppadoms. The food was even better than the last time; absolutely delicious. There was plenty to eat so no one went hungry. Definitely one of the best curries I have ever had. One down side is the table by the door is very drafty, despite having a curtain against it. I had to swap seats with my friend as her arms were covered so she was happier to be in the draft. If that could be improved it would have been a faultless experience.

  • By Delia H from Surbiton
    13 March 2020

    Had a great meal, lamb chops and prawn starter were excellent. Broccoli and several curry dishes later polished off with a selection of deserts to share.

  • By Will S from Caterham
    13 March 2020

    Very good

  • By Salvatore D from Cobham
    13 March 2020

    The food at Dastaan has to be among the best Indian cuisine in the country. The stone bass is occasionally available on the menu and absolutely sensational. It's also a treat to try something new and listen to the excellent staff explain dishes with authority, knowledge and enthusiasm. I just love it.

  • By Vanessa S from SURBITON
    13 March 2020

    As always, amazing food. An absolute delight to eat at Dastaan! Staff are so friendly at just the right level. If you havent been here, you need to go!

  • By Byron D from London
    11 March 2020

    Lovely food and service from the staff.

  • By Ruth J from Kingston upon Thames
    10 March 2020

    as always, excellent food, lovely service and it remains our fave Indian!

  • By Kim G from London
    8 March 2020

    Lamb and broccoli staters are heavenly!

  • By Nina M from London
    7 March 2020

    I visited this restaurant last weekend for the last time. I had read a short review in the Times. Location and interior are as I expected. We ordered chicken tikka, prawn tikka and lamb chops to start. It was all nice but way too spicy. Too much chilly powder used so all I had in my mouth was a furnace. I ordered the butter chicken thinking this would be mild but it was no edible. The methi chicken and organ ghosh we v nice and less spicy. Indian food is all about layers of spicing but all I could taste was heat and nothing else in most of the dishes ordered. I would recommend this restaurant but would tell people the food is extremely spicy and not for the faint hearted.

Restaurant Location Map
Dastaan
447 Kingston Road, Ewell, London, KT19 0DB