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156 High Street, Elgin, Scotland
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Food not too bad

We visited this restaurant one very wet night on 12th July as we were on Business in Elgin staying at Premier Inn (sadly, brewer's Fayre closed for evening meals due to some hitch in restaurant) Found the poppadoms not to my liking, too salty! Meal was ok, but can't say I would be in a hurry to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
sunbabe
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A fabulous Indian not dark and drab like some Indian restaurants the service is great and the food even better

Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Always enjoy a trip to the Al Bahar. Great menu, with a superb range. Always found the staff warm and welcoming, Buffet night is reasonably priced, just don't go daft with the starters, save some room for your mains :)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited this restaurant one very wet night on 12th July as we were on Business in Elgin staying at Premier Inn (sadly, brewer's Fayre closed for evening meals due to some hitch in restaurant) Found the poppadoms not to my liking, too salty! Meal was ok, but can't say I would be in a hurry to return

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Always go for lunch, less than £10 a head, good buffet selection, excellent staff. dishes are always re filled quickly. starters and main courses and rice and nan bread. you can go in and be fed very quickly and food is so tasty. Best curry place i have tried between Inverness and Aberdeen for sure

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I go to Al bahar for the lunch time buffet, the food is average. Decent for Elgin High St. lunch time. However, there is one employee who should not be in the service business. Never smiles, not welcoming and watches you closely as you get food from the buffet. As if you're going to put chicken pakoras in your pocket.... More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Lanark, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Lanark, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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