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3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland (Bruntsfield)
+44 131 221 1554
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Ranked #20 of 1,900 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $39
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: African, Spanish, Tapas
Neighborhood: Bruntsfield
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: An unpretentious Tapas restaurant serving uncomplicated Tapas From Spain and South Africa. If you're looking for a luxurious experience based on whatever rating we have on Tripadvisor at present, we advise you to look elsewhere. Please note we have tried many times to get Tripadvisor to remove the Child Friendly tag from our listing they have not done this. Due to local licensing laws we are not permitted to allow children under 5 years of age as we have no changing facilities. Parties of Six or more will be required to pay a deposit of £10 per person on booking to secure the booking. This is due to repeated no-shows.
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We dined here recently based on good things we has heard from other friends. On arrival we were greeted warmly and there was a very pleasant buzz to the intimate dining room. The service was perfect and we could not have asked for anything better. We all really loved the food - it was fresh, very tasty and well presented.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We've dined at Indaba over a number of years and enjoyed a consistently high standard of cooking offering a wide range of tapas style dishes spanning three different continents. On the most recent occasion we dined on crocodile tails marinaded in citrus fruits, bruschetta but with a difference including Serrano ham and a dish comprising shoulder pork accompanied by raisins.... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Indaba is a small intimate restaurant in one of the side streets in Edinburgh. They specialize in Spanish and South African food and all the dishes are served in tapas style serving. Food is tasty and well prepared. They have an extensive list of specials for the day and booking is essential.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I found this place on Trip Advisor and checked out their website, the combination of different cuisines intrigued me. I'm glad I found this place the food was very tasty and offers a great deal of variety and allows you to try something different at a reasonable price. The staff are really friendly - its worth a visit.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful tapas, lovely relaxed atmosphere and wine was perfect also. Definitely going back asap!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Found this place on trip advisor, five minutes walk from our hotel (Novotel). Great tapas...good size portions....waiter recommended five plates between two of us which was pretty spot on with the added bread and olives. Food was excellent...the pig cheeks slow cooked in red wine were to die for, absolutely falling apart. We also had the charcuterie and manchego board,... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our first night in Edinburgh and this restaurant was very near to where we were staying. It was highly recommended and we weren't disappointed - interesting choice of dishes - everything we chose was delicious. Relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend booking as it was quite busy.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Tried the Indaba before going to the theatre, after reading the reviews on here.... what a cracking little tapas bar ! Totally unexpected with great food, a good beer selection and excellent service. Advised to take 5 dishes between the two of us, the spare ribs (melt in mouth) and the grilled pork (really flavoursome) stood out as the best... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our tapas meal in Indaba and the staff were vey helpful advising us on our choices. Because my husband and I had holidayed in South Africa a few years ago it was nice to have a Castle beer and boerevours and zebra steak, that was very good, tender and lovely flavour. Was curious about the joint Spanish... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I caught sight of another review and 'unpretentious' fit the bill. Lovely service, delicious and interesting food and a nice laid back atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Indaba

Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 221 1554
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Bruntsfield
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 39
Cuisine: African, Spanish, Tapas

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