Nur - Edlington, Doncaster


Unit 1, Edlington Lane, Edlington, Doncaster, DN12 1BS
Telephone: 01709 860 823

No restaurant website

Opening Times:
Sun 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Mon to Sat 5:30pm to 11:00pm

"All that glitters is not gold! - Bill Shakespeare"
Date of Visit: 6:30pm, Saturday 9th August 2014

Mixed Kebab £3.60
Onion Bhaji £2.50
Chicken Rezela £6.50
Chicken Rogan Josh £4.90
Family Naan £3.95

We'd watered ourselves at The Boat Inn, Sprotbrough and at Yorkshire Main Mineworkers Sports & Social Club. I've no idea who won the cricket, though it was quite enjoyable and gave us a "reason" for staying perhaps a little longer than we ought.

The reviewers (Joe & Josephine Public) of Trip Advisor rank this restaurant at number 18 out of 343 restaurants in Doncaster.


I would suggest that the good people of South Yorkshire make the journey to Bradford to experience what a proper curry is about!

There's nothing "wrong" with this place, it wasn't a disaster and won't kill you.

Post meal - I just don't feel like I've been Curried!

Anglicised - Masalaified - these are words that I use to describe this South Yorkshire variant of the Indian cuisine.

The starters were ok - but not spicy.

The Chicken Rogan Josh was described on the menu as being medium hot - it was very meek; more of a very limp, box standard non-spicy curry with a couple of tomatoes thrown in.
The Chicken Rezela was described as being fairly hot. Granted, it was a little spicier than the Rogan Josh but it wouldn't take a great deal to accomplish that. The dish was very sweet.

The Family Naan was not as large as I expected and not as large as some are describing in reviews on some commercial review websites.

Joking aside, it wasn't a family size Naan. It was just of sufficient size for 2 adults.

It's BYO.
No "fussing" or "hovering" waiters.
No "what no rice / poppadoms / pickle tray / side dish"
The music was a tad too loud.
The Nur doesn't do deserts of any kind… let alone authentic Indian ones.

I think that pretty much summarises this restaurant - spending any more time trying to give merit to something that doesn't warrant it, is pretty pointless.

Would I return - NO.

I think it maybe that I add the following footnote to the vast majority of these reviews from hereon in.

"The vast majority of South Yorkshire Indian restaurants cater for and deliver what your average Joe and Josephine Public want… i.e. a "dumbed down" not too hot & spicy, slightly sweet curry. Ok, you'll get the odd meathead who wants the Vindaloo, Tindaloo or Phal after he's downed a couple of gallons of beer - but we all know, that's not what curries are about!

I / we have to remember, that these South Yorkshire Indian restaurants are delivering exactly what their target audience is demanding."

Awarded February 2016