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3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
+44 131 221 1554
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: An unpretentious Tapas restaurant serving Tapas From Spain and South...
An unpretentious Tapas restaurant serving Tapas From Spain and South Africa. Yes, this is casual dining. Regret no under 5's. We're not Child Friendly, We don't serve breakfast or lunch either.
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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
When we were at Indaba. ..

When we were in Edinburgh; When we went to the fringe; When we were looking for a great place - we found Indaba; When we settled we found the best when we chef and part owner (only Zims and Safa's will get this); When we tucked into tapas we found them fantastic; When we compared our experiences... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Pezza1507
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

When we were in Edinburgh; When we went to the fringe; When we were looking for a great place - we found Indaba; When we settled we found the best when we chef and part owner (only Zims and Safa's will get this); When we tucked into tapas we found them fantastic; When we compared our experiences she said the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I've been in this restaurant many times and it has always been a mouth watering experience! Food is fresh and tasty, tapas are great and staff is so kind...that I just can't stop going there every time I can. The atmosphere is warm and familiar and dishes are always good, especially cakes! Must go!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Came here for dinner with friends. As a lover of tapas, I had high hopes, and was not disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious, and the staff were friendly, welcoming, and helpful. A small restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Here is a list of what we had: Albondigas de la Casa (the most incredible pork and beef meatballs in a... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We go to Edinburgh every year for the fringe, so I checked tripadvisor to see what restaurants had rave reviews and this came up. I'm so glad that we booked (very advisable) when our family came to spend some time with us. If your head is not turned by 'fine dining, gracious surroundings and stuffy formality' but instead you favour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have wanted to visit this south African tapas restaurant for ages and finally found a pre-theatre opportunity. The menu had plenty vegetarian options for my friend and there was a whole board of very tasty sounding specials. We ordered a lovely bottle of south African red and the recommended ten tapas for four people. The food was swiftly presented... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a return visit having first eaten there last year on a short break to Edinburgh. It is very handy if you are going to the nearby Kings Theatre. The food is really delicious, five tapas dishes are enough for 2 people to share (unless you are very greedy!). We had olives to start which comes with bread and... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

On the third and last day of my Fridge experience, I spent the evening with my girlfriend in Indaba which she booked in advance (this place is very popular, remember to make a booking a day in advance!). We ordered 5 tapas dishes (recommended for 2 to share) and I vowed to take a picture of each dish when I... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We wanted to eat pre theatre in close proximity to the Kings Theatre and chose Indaba based on location and reviews. We certainly were not disappointed. Seven to eight of their tapas dishes were recommended between the of us which was ample and left space for a trio of desserts to share. The specials menu board was diverse and enticing... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Booked at table and arrived on time. Staff obviously busy but plenty of staff for size of restaurant. Food started to arrive and then we were moved to another table. That's a first for me - to be moved mid meal. Anyway when part of our order never made it to the kitchen there was no hint of an apology... More 

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Such a pity that the full picture is not given by the reviewer and that folk find the less than glowing reviews more helpful than the plethora of very good and excellent reviews we and others gather. We thank the reviewer for the compliments on our food, if it and our service was crap, we'd not be rushed off our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had a lovely meal here with family. Delicious tapas (especially chilli prawns) and great service. Would highly recomend .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 1554

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 38
  • Cuisine: African, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget

Description

An unpretentious Tapas restaurant serving Tapas From Spain and South Africa. Yes, this is casual dining. Regret no under 5's. We're not Child Friendly, We don't serve breakfast or lunch either.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 am
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

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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