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156 High Street, Elgin, Scotland
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unassuming

Had self service lunch with a colleague in this restaurant. The food was as much as you can eat but the range was limited and very average. There were few other diners, but it was early and may have picked up after we left. Staff were pleasant and in the background, but this average lunch was not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Dmcslack
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Ballachulish, United Kingdom
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English first
Ballachulish, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had self service lunch with a colleague in this restaurant. The food was as much as you can eat but the range was limited and very average. There were few other diners, but it was early and may have picked up after we left. Staff were pleasant and in the background, but this average lunch was not cheap at a... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited on Boxing Day, so didn't expect the place to be buzzing and it wasn't. The welcome was casual and the dining room was cold, but it looked nice enough. We had poppadums and dips to start. They weren't the best (what IS that luminous green dip?). However, our vegetable curries one Darbari, one Kabuli) were very tasty and... More 

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moray
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We used to go here a lot, it was always busy and did a really good buffet on a Tuesday night. We had been shopping in Elgin and decided to go there for supper. When we arrived we got a nice enough welcome, there were only two other people in there. We were shown to our table, I went to... More 

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Craigellachie, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I went here for my birthday and the meal was nice but really spicy, I did order a very spicy dish though. The waiters were okay, they didn't really say much. we spent a couple of minutes waiting for someone to take us to our reserved table. It was only me and my family there. The room looked really nice,... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went for a buffet lunch mid week. Staff were sullen and unwelcoming (a simple smile goes a long way!). Sufficient food and you could eat as much as you wanted. I found the food to be lukewarm, as though it had been sitting out for ages (however as we were in just after start of service, I doubt this was... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Cold buffet and dirty restaurant very disappointed won't be going again and wouldn't recommend to anyone. Took pictures of dirty radiator that I was sat beside and picture frames, skirting boards and dado rails were very dusty :(

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Thought we would try this restaurant via justeat.com. 1. I didnt recieve a confirmation email as hey said I would. 2. I was charged 4 pounds delivery when they advertise FREE delivery (I live less than 1 mile away). 3. They missed an item from my order that I had paid for. 4. The food was not particularly pleasant. I... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The buffet was ok - good range of choices i guess. The restaurant is very dated looking - really needs a facelift. The service was poor though, if i'm back in Elgin i'd probably try somewhere else before returning here.

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Huntly, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Had to wander around the restaurant to find a waiter to be seated. Waiting staff were rather rude and unpleasant. They didn't have the ingredients to make the starter I wanted. The starter was really good. The main course was horrible. I would rather buy a £6 Indian meal for two from a supermarket than eat here again.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Visited this restaurant 25 April. Business lunch appallingly limited. Buffet lunch very limited and not good value. Restaurant was cold. Will not be back. Once was enough.

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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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