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The Holy Pundit

4.4
4.4
297 Reviews
£25 and under
Fusion / Eclectic

A stylish Indian Fusion Restaurant & Wine Bar. We are sister restaurant of Copper and Spices Folkestone & Coppers, Hythe. Our philosophy is to create buzz by bringing the fusion to your normal curry and bringing local fresh ingredients to your plate. Our modern spice cafe & wine bar provides a relaxing setting which is both comfortable and professional, it’s perfect for whatever occasion you are celebrating, and is sure to impress all parties whether they are corporate or private.

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:45 pm
    Sun 6:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    01303 230668

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

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What 297 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Healthy

  • Kent

    Romance

  • Kent

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. J

    Janita

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never fails to delight! I've been several times and always enjoyable. Not your average Indian food and a good choice which I would like to work through eventually! Happy customer!

  2. EP

    EmmaP

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience1

    Definitely not very authentic starters were lovely curry not that nice sadly staff very good though

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food as always. Absolutely love it here. Staff are friendly and welcoming xx

  4. SK

    SimonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, absolutely amazing experience from beginning to end. Lovely friendly staff and the food was truly outstanding. I wish I lived closer this would be my go-to Indian restaurant.

  5. KK

    KimKev

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommended, food was delicious and such a lovely varied menu. The choice of curries and sides is completely different to your normal curry restaurant

  6. JE

    JulieE

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Not like an Indian restaurant not authentic cold plates although served by 2 lovely waitresses. To get to the restaurant you have to go down dirty unhoovered stairs and past the spa where there are half dressed people walking around.

  7. NH

    NigelH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dishes were very tasty 😋 service very good and a good choice

  8. GS

    GeorginaS

    Kent

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Lovely food very quiet evening not very busy so food came very quickly. Restaurant was cold but food was good and staff very pleasant.

  9. CT

    CarolynT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    The table size for 4 people was ridiculously small, so much so we pulled it away from the wall to try to make more space. It was cramped and we didn't know how additional dishes would fit on the table. There was just one fish dish on the main menu. The rest were meat. There should have been at least one other choice. My sister ordered from the vegan menu. Her dish was not available. My husband's goat curry was apparently good but overall we have had far better. We were not impressed and would never return.

  10. T

    Topcat

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyed evening with friends to celebrate Birthday. Food and service was first class and would thoroughly recommend.

  11. TE

    TerryE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A repeat experience for my wife and I. The food, ambience and service were all just as we remembered it. A very pleasant eating experience.

  12. KT

    KevinT

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice evening at this place the food was excellent well worth a visit

  13. SG

    SamanthaG

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious meal. Our 2nd trip to this restaurant.

  14. BM

    BernadetteM

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Indian cuisine. Not a huge menu but extremely tasty . Puddings nothing special but we’ll worth a visit for the main event.

  15. S

    Sema

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As usual another excellent meal - food was delicious . The staff are very attentive and the atmosphere was nice . I would struggle to fault the food here - it’s just fab

  16. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience2

    Very amateur service. Staff milling around in bar area laughing and joking loudly. Very overpriced. Food was good but wouldn’t go again

  17. P

    Pogmahog

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Good food, well flavoured and tasty,convenient for the hotel

  18. PB

    PaulB

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    The food was great which is what you want in a restaurant! However the two young servers ,both polite and and did the job ,would benefit hugely with some training. Allow the customer to taste the wine . Don’t ask the customer if they have finished when a glance at their plate , and they are obviously still chewing . Don’t ask if they would like a dessert or coffee before you have even picked the dinner plates up,oh , and pick the dinner plates up correctly ,not like you are at home. They are only small points but they detract from the overall experience.

  19. N

    Netball66

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Lovely food - service was a little bit inexperienced

  20. KP

    KateP

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is a shame we live four hours away as it is the best curry we have had in the UK.

  21. JA

    JenniferA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Extremely disappointed with the experience. Abysmal service from disinterested staff, who didn’t even bother to provide serving spoons with the food, or accurately serve the food that was ordered. The amuse bouche were very good, as was the daal but the vegetarian main course was tasteless mush. The online menu did not correspond with restaurant menu in terms of some prices and availability of dishes and no cocktails were available despite the extensive online menu. The crowning glory was to be handed the bill with chocolates on it which had been deliberately damaged with a thumb or finger. This expensive and awful experience marred the first night of our stay at the hotel, however as regular guests we know the hotel staff are lovely and endeavour to make each visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

  22. PT

    PeterT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food, professional and friendly staff. Good value for money.

  23. SS

    SandyS

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Should have been a five star review however the water coming from the ceiling above our able after a torrential rainfall and having to be moved spoilt the end of the evening for us.

  24. JH

    JohnHouston

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Holy Pundit never fails to impress. It is one of our "go to" restaurants when entertaining friends. Food is different (compared with other "Indian" restaurants) and superbly prepared. Service is great and there is much attention to details.

  25. T

    Tracy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening with delicious food and great service

  26. s

    sarahb

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The food was very enjoyable with lovely presentation. Our experience was a little let down by the staff standing around having very loud chats by the bar , and blowing out the candles on the tables before we d finished our meal.

  27. AS

    AdrienneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely friendly restaurant, great ambiance and terrific food. A lovely find in our hotel and just right to start our weekend off. We loved the complimentary snacks when waiting for our food - super touch! The big settees are a great idea as you can move there to have coffee after the meal if you want.

  28. c

    canterburydick

    Kent

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Stayed at the Imperial Hythe for a couple of nights. Our first meal was the Holy Pundit. An excellent choice for us both. Fine service and food - the goat curry was exceptional.

  29. GB

    GrahamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service very nice and highly recommend will be back soon 😀

  30. S

    Shaz

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely, tasty food, generous portions. Service was friendly and informal. Place was quiet (Sunday night) so not much atmosphere but overall had a lovely meal and with a couple of extra freebies thrown in which added to the experience, we'd highly recommend. Good value for money overall. We'll be back!

  31. TT

    TatTy

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Wall paper hanging, fresh linen in seating area and tables small , Food very good and table service good

  32. JT

    JamesT

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Absolutely love this place, a must to visit if you are in the area. The food and service is exceptional can’t fault it 😀

  33. CF

    ChristineF

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I don’t think that it’s signing , how to get there. Was very good.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, amazing flavours and presentation! The waiting staff were so attentive and kind. Looking forward to our next visit!

  35. I

    Ilovetodine

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from team and delicious food. I was very impressed.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always amazing here, the waitresses are friendly and attentive. If you are looking for an authentic Indian dining experience you can’t beat this restaurant. Would highly recommend this to anyone who appreciates good food.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Really delicious food and very polite and patient staff. Thank you for a lovely evening.,

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The service here was good, and the ambience ok. The decor was maybe looking a little tired. It was disappointing that the sparkling wines on the menu were not available. The food was excellent, tasty and well cooked. The goat curry was delicious. Will definitely go again.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, well cooked and presented, fabulous friendly service

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Really good Indian food! The garlic naan was to die for!

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The Holy Pundit is rated 4.4 stars by 297 OpenTable diners

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2 people

December 2021
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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Holy Pundit

Princess Parade Hythe, Kent CT21 6AE

  • Area

    Hythe

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:45 pm
    Sun 6:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free Hotel Car Park

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

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