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156 High Street, Elgin, Scotland
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Misleading

If you go in looking for the buffet advertised outside you are out of luck! No buffet available we did eat here but it was much more expensive than a buffet and we wouldn't have gone in had it not said Buffet night..up date the adverts outside please!

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
197SEC
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to try the 3 course lunch menu... Wish we hadn't bothered. Upon entering the restaurant was cold and not busy. The staff were not exactly welcoming and when we asked to move seats he very reluctantly moved us.... Even though there were 2 other couples only so there was a plethora of seats! The food was awful- we... More 

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Thank Rosalee1976
Ormiston, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When in Elgin I always come here. It was a cold, wet January night and I ended up being the only person there, but is not a reflection on the food which I find very good. Very nice gentleman who seems to have been there for ever. Will be back.

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Thank KennybOrmiston
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

*AVOID AT ALL COSTS* We arrived at 6.45pm, didn't get asked for drinks until just after seven, even then we waited a further 15/20 minutes for them. Our food order wasn't taken until another 10 minutes after that. We then waited an hour for our starter to arrive. We then had the plates left with us for a good 20... More 

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1 Thank Kate M
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I've visited this restaurant several times with family and my other half and have always been offended by the staff. I believe the owners usually serve us and they have usually been in a terrible mood and took it out on the customer. If you're looking for a family restaurant I wouldn't recommend it.

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Thank Jasmine K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The worst restaurant I have ever been in. Myself and 4 work colleague were sent here, as the highly recommended Kismet curry house had closed early. - Out of date tonic water - Flat, stale beer - soft old popadoms - mango chutney and mint youghert watered down with vinager - all crries overly spicy to disguise the disgusting taste... More 

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2 Thank leeweedon
Cupar, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good food and a large selection of curries, pick yourflavour and strength of dish, food was great and the service was good, happy to go back, next time I'm in the area

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Thank skippy4469
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I visit here frequently, amazed at the quality of the food, not many dishes but that's the key, keen price, quality food. Quick if you are in a rush, very highly recommended

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Thank Kinraddie
Inverness, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

If you go in looking for the buffet advertised outside you are out of luck! No buffet available we did eat here but it was much more expensive than a buffet and we wouldn't have gone in had it not said Buffet night..up date the adverts outside please!

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Thank 197SEC
Eastern Norway, Norway
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Worst Indian Restaurant ever! Lousy service. The staff was rude. The food was a big disappointment. This is not the way Indian food should be prepared. The wine was supposed to be stored for maximum two-three years, but was stored for twelve years and tasted like yeast. I have been to several such restaurants on different continents, but this one... More 

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1 Thank Thomas K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Been there for lunch with my 2 years old son and mother in law to so called buffet, which in my opinion a proper buffet should have something to drink and some deserts but this one only had like three kinds of curry, chips, some naan bread and pilau rice and they charge you £8 for that. There was this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 156 High Street, Elgin, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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