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Indaba

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Bruntsfield
African, Spanish, Tapas
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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 430
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great night out (twice!)

Visited twice this week for dinner for two. Cannot recommend highly enough. Friendly attentive staff, great food and atmosphere to match. Thank you to the Sevillian waitress who attentively sat us at 'our' table on our return. Great memories & will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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548 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited twice this week for dinner for two. Cannot recommend highly enough. Friendly attentive staff, great food and atmosphere to match. Thank you to the Sevillian waitress who attentively sat us at 'our' table on our return. Great memories & will be back.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Found this usingTA near to Kings theatre,outside not too great,inside quirky but food and service suprb,grand daughter not keen,she loved it excellent tapas selection with S African twists awesome then dessert fabulous I have eaten in many 5 star places no dessert close,a must visit,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great experience. Ordered 5 tapas as recommended, they were presented to us very quickly and every single one of them were delicious. Still a little hungry, ordered two more. Chose a bottle of pinotage to accompany the food. Then another. We were happily surprised at the bill at the end. Amazing value for money. Will be back!

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Thanks ellsbellsb, We're very happy you found everything to your liking. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Really great tapas, excellent quality and variety, they even had Alligator on! The wine (Rioja) was great too!

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Thanks Jon R for the 5 star overall, Many would have given 4 with just the food marked 5 out of 5. I'd just like to point out you had Crocodile and not Alligator, I'm sure there is not much difference between the two taste wise though. You may well have been one the last guests to enjoy Crocodile at... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

As Indaba is near to the Kings Theatre we booked for a Saturday night Pre-Theatre Dinner and were glad we did as the restaurant was full at 6pm (it is not that big, but obviously popular). Service was prompt and friendly and very knowledgeable about the huge range of dishes and wines. The suggestion of 7 dishes to share between... More 

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Thanks Sandra and Alan S, 7 or 8 tapas should have been suggested, this is the average for tables of three. Deserts do change around with the exception of the Torta Llorona, we're considering having the Peppermint Crisp Tart on permanently, but the South African biscuits and peppermint chocolate are not always readily available. If we are advised folk are... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were visiting the University in Edinburgh on Monday and Tuesday this week and were looking for something close by. the reviews were all good and it looked like our kind of food. From the outside we were a little disappointed although it was pretty busy for a Monday night. But the food, wine and service couldn't be faulted, we... More 

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Thanks 679AHB, The outside is meant to be a bit rustic, if we "poshed" it up folk may expect something other than casual dining. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The friendly staff and service were the highlight during our visit. Reasonably priced food and good selection of drinks.

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Short, quite sweet! Thanks More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

After checking out local restaurants and reviews for a new place to eat at, Indaba looked like a very good choice. We were not disappointed! The menu was very well set out with so many delicious sounding dishes. We went for the recommended 5 tapas between the two of us which was perfect. I may order an extra next time... More 

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the glowing review! An enjoyable read indeed! More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband & I had a brilliant night at Indaba, we couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience. The food was absolutely wonderful & service was second to none. We will definitely return!

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Thanks for the Fantastic review! Let's see some more from you soon. More 

Newcastle
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It has been three years since our last visit to Indaba (wow, time flies!), and I am pleased to report that standards have remained as high as ever. Wonderful service and a stunning meal, including the most melt-in-the-mouth ostrich I have ever tasted. The weather when we visited was terrible, and there had been an international rugby match on, so... More 

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Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Thanks for yet another 5 star review Joanne. We're very happy that you keep coming to Indaba when in Edinburgh, repeat visits and great reviews. Lovely guests! More 

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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>  > Bruntsfield
  • Neighborhood: Bruntsfield
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 1554

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 37
  • Cuisine: African, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, 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
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?