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★☆☆☆☆

“Will never go there!”

Written on: 19/08/2012

Cannot believe how rude the owner is. Stopped in the car park (which was empty on a Friday evening to run across to pick up a take away from the Chinese across the road) came back to the owner shouting abuse - f***ing this and f***ing that. I tried to say, why are you shouting and swearing, sorry if this is something that annoys, you need only say and it won't happen again, but couldn't get a word in above his abuse. Also pointed out we are local and would be coming to visit his restaurant in… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Been going there for years”

Written on: 30/06/2012 by Gilbedh (1 review written)

I wasn't planning on writing a review and no I am not a member of the Malik's team but I have to say ,reading your reviews I thought we were talking about a different restaurant and feel the loyalty and need to come to their defence I , also am a discerning diner -although not in to pretentious restaurants as some of the other reviewers might be.., I like good food at reasonable prices served by friendly waiters on a timely basis. At Malik's I have never had to wait for a table,the food is… Read Full Review

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“Avoid at All Costs ”

Written on: 23/03/2012 by damonlockhart60 (2 reviews written)

I am a total foodie who loves to dine at the finest restaurants. However, I was in for a huge disappointment at Maliks. I didn’t enjoy the food at all. What’s more, the staff was downright rude!… Read Full Review

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“2nd time in two weeks! The food was good the first...”

Written on: 14/05/2011

2nd time in two weeks! The food was good the first time but the service was slow. The 2nd Time we commented on the 1.5hr wait for the main course! and was told to leave the premises!!! Mr Malik has to be the rudest person I have ever met.

Never never will we return to any of the Malik group and will tell everyone our terrible experience!

He does not deserve the business!… Read Full Review

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“I went to Maliks the weekend just gone for dinner with...”

Written on: 10/01/2011

I went to Maliks the weekend just gone for dinner with my son and daughter-in-law to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. I can only say I wish I had never stepped foot in that place! We were ignored at the door on a cold January night for nearly 10 minutes and then had to wait another 20 minutes for our table, despite the fact we had booked for 8pm we sat down at nearly 8:30. Everything took forever to arrive and out of 4 starters only 1 was correct. The chicken in my main course was… Read Full Review

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“I have been to this restaurant Several times and on...”

Written on: 04/10/2010

I have been to this restaurant Several times and on the past two occasions, the service has been absolutely despicable. It took half an hour for our drinks to arrive and when we asked politely, we were told to wait longer. We were put on a table that didn't even have proper chairs, they forgot the rice to go with our curry and the waiter laughed and walked off when he spilt our drink without replacing it. At the end when we mentioned that we have been regular customers since Maliks has opened… Read Full Review

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“Avoid like the plague, this place is awful. The staff...”

Written on: 16/08/2010

Avoid like the plague, this place is awful. The staff are rude the food is very average at best. Drinks arrived after the main courses and naan breads served with the deserts! Upon complaining we were met with a very rude and intimating manager who told us he didn't need our type in the restaurant and threw us out!
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“The website advertises that they open the buffet from...”

Written on: 15/08/2010

The website advertises that they open the buffet from 12pm, when we arrived yet by 12:45 most of the food wasn't out and we had to go. We got the bill and went to the bar to pay, when I suggested that they may want to change their website slightly to show the times. We were told very rudely that its normal in the restaurant business for buffets to start 30 minutes late. The staff were very rude to my girlfriend and I. We were then physically thrown off the premises and told if we come back… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Appalling and disrespectful service. ”

Written on: 13/04/2010

Appalling and disrespectful service.

Waited for an hour for the food on Monday night, enquired as to when the food would be coming, was told that they had forgotten about the order, no apology, and that they would cook it for us in 2 minutes. Something worrying when a restaurant says that they can cook and deliver your main meal in 2 minutes.

5 minutes later it arrived and was inedible, we complained, no apology, staff couldn't care less. We asked to speak to the manager who told us to leave… Read Full Review

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“My partner booked a table 5 days before our dinner...”

Written on: 15/02/2010

My partner booked a table 5 days before our dinner date but we were subjected to having to wait for around 15 minutes whilst 3 staff checked this detail in the reservations book. Takeaways also had priority over our booking. When we eventually seated we were left far too long for ordering each of our courses and when I asked for a wine-list - the waiter looked horrified. This is not the Maliks we are used to. Service was appalling and not worth all the waiting around. There are at least… Read Full Review

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“After reading the reviews posted, I feel comforted...”

Written on: 29/11/2009

After reading the reviews posted, I feel comforted that the poor service was not exclsive to us. The food was good, what would be expected. However it was completely ruined by the service. The manager was extremely rude and pointed out that the service charge was complusary. I would not recommend… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Fantastic food, but honestly the service was...”

Written on: 28/09/2009

Fantastic food, but honestly the service was absolutely terrible. It was a busy Saturday night, it's true, but we were stuck on a table far too small for 6, we were then completely ignored and had to wait ages for our order to be taken. After our meal they made no attempt to clarify the fairly high and completely unreadable bill, which included 18.00 for poppadums for 6 people (we'd have passed out if we hadn't had them), and after paying we were pretty much shoved out.
It's a shame because the… Read Full Review

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“We were looking forward to our birthday dinner and...”

Written on: 12/09/2009

We were looking forward to our birthday dinner and chose Maliks in Cookham High Street, Bucks becasue of all the awards they have. What a huge disappointment. We eat out a lot, all over the world. Dinner at Maliks was one of the worst dinners I have ever had on every level. The waiters did not smile at all, were not friendly and seated the 3 of us on a table for 2 right by the bar area where there were people waiting for take-away food. It was horrid. I asked to move somewhere better as the… Read Full Review

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“We returned to Maliks in Cookham for a second time to...”

Written on: 23/03/2009

We returned to Maliks in Cookham for a second time to treat some of our friends as a thank you. The service we received was very poor. We waited 45 mins for both starter and main and then another 5 after the mains arrived for the rice. The food was good but not amazing but the worst thing was that they miss-added up the bill by over charging us £78… Read Full Review

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“We decided to dine at Malik's for Valentines after...”

Written on: 18/02/2009

We decided to dine at Malik's for Valentines after seeing all the awards it had won (restaurant of the year 2005, 2006 & 2008) and although it was a set menu of £40.00 per head, I was confident it would be worth the money. After arriving on time, we received our poppadoms immediately but were then ignored and did not receive our next course until an hour and a half later. I complained three times, but was palmed off by staff who seemed totally disinterested saying it would only be another… Read Full Review

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“We went to Malik's with quite high expectations as...”

Written on: 18/01/2009 by georgiagarvey1 (1 review written)

We went to Malik's with quite high expectations as we'd seen it in the top 10 curry house list in the Times. Having recently visited another curry house on the list, we thought the standard would be similar. The food was good (but I wouldn't say excellent in my opinion) but I felt the service we experienced was really poor.

When the waiters served our food, it felt like it was just slopped down on the table and made me feel as if we were in the way and a nuisance. In my opinion they also… Read Full Review

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