Technically in Pokesdown, and beloved by the residents of that Bournemouth neighbourhood, you can find this outlet of Joy at the head of the Southbourne retail area on Seabourne Road. It’s fair to say, though, that wherever Joy takes root it’s sure to result in exquisite Indian cuisine with an extra serving of class. Signature dishes here include the Goa green chicken curry, fairly hot thanks to the inclusion of plenty of green chillies but tempered by the addition of coconut milk that’s characteristic of the southern Indian regional cooking style. If you’re looking for something extra-fiery, go for the chicken or lamb curry cooked with naga chillies or the Bangla-style king prawns. A couple of Thai dishes make an appearance on the menu but, in the main, this place is a Joy for Indian food fans.
Fabulous meal!!! The best Indian we’ve found in a long time. Worth travelling from Ringwood for. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. See you again soon.
Great food with friendly and attentive service - we will definitely be returning! We were advised on sides that would compliment our food choices and were given choices on heat and texture. As usual Southbourne wins again!
Excellent food and great value on the 50% off Sunday offer!! Very friendly service and a good range of dishes on offer. We will definitely go back.
We had a lovely evening at Joy Southbourne. The resturant has a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and great food. Would highly recommend it to friends.
Food was ok but nothing exceptional, the dishes were in my opinion not as spiced as other restaurants so would go for something hotter next time. The service was good and staff friendly. The house red wine was not bad but a little overpriced. Complementary baileys went down well.
We took our brother in law to Joy for Christmas. We had the £12.99 Wednesday buffet which was terrific value. Great quality food and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go again.
Varied menu with a lot of different dishes to choose from including all the regulars.really tasty food and great service. Couldn't fault it. A great find! Many thanks.
Absolutely fantastic - definitely going back! The food was great and so was the service. Reservation service was super. I would highly recommend - thank you
The food was lovely. Service good. Staff pleasant. Wasn't very busy which was a shame but there was background music which helped with the ambiance.
Nice freshly prepared food. Good service. Reasonable value family meal as we were there on a Sunday. Lacked a bit of spice for my taste.