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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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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
Elgin, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Ordered a take away by phone. When we arrived, the order had not even been started. Then they tried to overcharge on the bill (how difficult is it to deduct 10% from the total?) The food was poor - popadoms stale, pakoras rubbery, described-as-medium curries were very hot. If we had eaten in, most of it would have been sent... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went with 2 friends who had the buffet lunch which they both enjoyed, I chose to have the 3 course business lunch. I declined the starter but chose the rogan josh main. The main arrived on a small side plate and consisted of no more than 2 small spoon fulls of sauce with 4 VERY small pieces of chicken and... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

A sauce that had clearly separated in cooking. When I pointed out there was something not right with the sauce I was assured it was fine. It clearly wasn't. ...the cream had seperated and I was pretty unwell some 4 hours later. To be avoided at all costs.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very poor. Sauces that seemed to have separated in cooking leaving a stodgy mess that was inedible. I dared to show the chef where the sauces had gone wrong but there was a poor attempt to explain the stodgy lumps with a vague utterance that these were yoghurt based sauces...naaaa I think not. Very, very poor quality. Not to be... More 

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Ballachulish, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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63 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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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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