The weekends often call for a takeaway for some home comfort. 

Lockdown saw takeaways boom as we spent more time at home that ever, and Braintree isn't short of some tasty dishes to have with family and friends. 

Your reviews on Tripadvisor have named the best places to eat in Braintree based on user reviews rating their visit out of five.

These are the highest-rated takeaways across the district according to your reviews on Tripadvisor.

1- The Ruby

This Indian takeaway came out on top receiving a 4.5 rating out of five from its customers who say it is the "best Indian takeaway in Braintree".

The restaurant also caters to vegetarian and vegan options. 

One recent review said: "Amazing food coupled with fantastic service. A true gem."

2- Taj Mahal 

Another Indian takes the second spot, also with a 4.5 rating. 

One review said: "Delivered within the time stated by another polite, friendly member of staff.

"Food was hot, generous portions and delicious. Every dish having its own unique flavour."


This Indian restaurant comes in fourth with another 4.5 rating out of five.

Reviewers said the food was "very nice" and portions were great. 

One said it was a "first class meal".

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4- Balti Night 

Residents appear to favour an Indian as this restaurant received a four out of five rating with one review saying it is "first class". 

One review said: "We decided to give Balti Night a go and was so pleased. The food was cooked to perfection and was piping hot."

5-Eastern Aroma

The only Chinese to make the top five is Eastern Aroma with a four out of five rating.

One review said: "Great food, good selection, well priced."

Another said it is a "lovely, tasty takeaway".