- 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.
Gorgeous food, attentive service - will defiantely go back!
06 June 2019
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.
447 Kingston Road, Ewell, KT19 0DB
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Customer reviews for Dastaan
(((** 8 July 2019 by Steven from Ewell
We had dined here before (mid 2018), and raved about it to our friends. The atmosphere was intimate and rustic (but not a pretentious rustic). The food was excellent, rich flavours, spices filling our nose. And excellent service. Good value for money.
We came back in July 2019, and the service again remained excellent. As was the setting, still rustic, still suitable for young families (without ever feeling noisy and unruly). Perfect. However, the food was more disappointing. The lamb Rogan Josh was a lot wetter than I am used to: the lamb was beautifully cooked, but when served, it almost resembled lamb meat in soup). My wife's Chicken Karahi tasted wonderful, but the chicken was quite dry. She wondered whether the chicken had been cooked separately form the sauce rather than cooked with the sauce. So, our most recent trip was a mixed bag. One that is a little less value for money.
We will still come back, for one more meal, in the hope of repeating our first experience. As I want Dastassn to do really well.
((((( 8 July 2019 by Marian from London
Excellent food, fabulous service an overall great experience
((((( 8 July 2019 by Nigel from Bournemouth
Great evening with friends sharing some of the extensive range of Dastaan dishes. Great to try something new like Duck Chettinad and Aubergine Masala. Service was relaxed as always which added to the atmosphere which became buzzy as the evening progressed and was really good fun.
((((( 8 July 2019 by Virginia from Epsom
Fabulous quality, lovely fresh ingredients and very flavourful , you need to book well in advance to secure a table. Lovely friendly staff able to explain the menu and make recommendations.
((((( 7 July 2019 by Neil from Epsom
The lamb chops are dynamite!
((((* 6 July 2019 by Wendy from Epsom
Staff were very helpful explaining the menu thoroughly. The food was not the run of the mill curry, it was delicious with amazing flavours and smells. We were not hurried giving us plenty of time to sup several very good bottles of wine. The only not so much negative but perhaps a future positive is that the noise level was rather loud. Perhaps putting carpet down would muffle it?
((((( 17 June 2019 by Lara from Sutton
Excellent food, attentive staff and a lovely menu.
((((( 17 June 2019 by James from Esher
Our third visit and it is always a treat. The food is truly outstanding and we had a memorable experience. The popularity of Dastaan is evidenced by the need to book in plenty of time. As usual it was full but this did not detract from exceptional service. This was a Father's Day invitation by our sons and we were served a special starter of Baby Chicken cooked in the Tandor. The flavour was amazing. It was one of the best dishes we have ever tasted and all 4 of us agreed, If we had any reservations we would express them but it was simply brilliant. We were looked after by Sanjay and it was such a bonus as his enthusiasm was infectious. His passion for his work was so clear and he made our visit even more interesting when he shared his knowledge. For the benefit of those who may read this and have not yet visited you are in for a treat. Bearing in mind the exceptional quality on all counts it was outstanding value for money. The Michelin Star rating is richly deserved. Great atmosphere. "WOW".
((((( 16 June 2019 by Daniel from Camberley
Very welcoming and exquisite food.
((((( 14 June 2019 by Kirsty from London
Fantastic, as usual. It's our 5th or 6th time and was as good as ever. Great service and delicious food.
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