About Taj Mahal Westbourne

As Bournemouth’s first and longest-standing curry house, Taj Mahal is a household name among the towns curry connoisseurs, drawing in spice seekers from all around the town to its location over in Westbourne, for both lunch and dinner. Taking time-honoured recipes and giving them a creative twist, Taj Mahal’s menu has something to suit all tastes, no matter what your preferred level of spice is. Some of our favourites include the sylheti (shredded tender chicken marinated in yogurt, spices & garlic, cooked with onion and green pepper, fresh spices, paprika, cumin, turmeric, tomatoes, pickles and Worcestershire sauce) and the classic bhuna massala. You’ll find Taj Mahal located on Poole Road – to guarantee a table, making a booking in advance is recommended.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am


Taj Mahal Westbourne
42 Poole Road, Westbourne
Bournemouth BH4 9DW

Menu Highlights



Chicken Tikka

Diced chicken marinated in yogurt and spices with herbs cooked in a clay oven.

Chicken Chat

Shredded chicken cooked with onion and medium spices dressed with tomato, cucumber and lemon.

Fried Scampi

Breaded scampi served with tartar sauce and salad.


Tandoori Lamb Chops


Tandoori Mix Grill

One piece of tandoori chicken & four pieces of chicken tikka, four pieces of lamb tikka, one piece of sheek kebab, one nan and served with salad and mint sauce.

King Prawn Tikka


23 Taj Mahal Westbourne Reviews

23 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
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Ian H.2 months ago · 1 review

We were celebrating our Son's 16th birthday. Excellent service. No waiting for drinks or starters. Food was excellent. Thanks to all the staff at The Taj Mahal. They also helped us serve a cake we took in.

Doris S.3 months ago · 1 review

The food was excellent, and although really busy the service was really good. We were a party of 9 and all of the meals were served at the same time and all hot in temperature. The staff were curteous but also very friendly and had a laugh with us. Overall i would thoroughly recommend this restaurant and we will be going yet again.

Peter H.4 months ago · 1 review

This restaurant has been one of my favourites for 40+ years. I have no hesitation recommending it to others. For sure we'll be back again!

Clive T.4 months ago · 1 review

Had an absolutely amazing meal and the service was fantastic as well and I would recommend it to anyone waiting staff were very attentive And friendly

Fred B.6 months ago · 1 review

My partners son & wife were visiting from Australia & when they asked me where was the best place for a curry, I had no hesitation in booking a table at the Taj Mahal, as the food is always of a high standard, as is the service, the staff are excellent & make you feel very special.

Allen R.6 months ago · 1 review

Visited Taj Mahal on a very busy Saturday evening Our party of 4 shown to a very nice comfortable 'booth' table Food and service proved to be excellent A very enjoyable evening Now looking forward to our next visit to the Taj Mahal

NICK G.6 months ago · 1 review

Fantastic bustling atmosphere, great food , really enjoyable evening out . We were a party of ten who hadn’t been out together for a very long time ! A great place to socialise .

Wessam A.5 months ago · 5 reviews

As usual. Easy online booking, very good service, friendly staff & excellent food. Also, suitable public parking close by, which is also free after 6 pm when the restaurant opens.

Chris A.a year ago · 1 review

1st Class FOOD ,1st Class Service, 1st Class surroundings. I would Highly recommend the Taj Mahal, the staff where very helpful and accommodating when ordering. WELL DONE TAJ MAHAL

graham l.8 months ago · 1 review

food was good and the service was good as well. Décor was nice and the loos were clean. The menu could be explained a bit more for the Tuesday as it has specials on, never got three courses for the cost