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Essence Of India

West Lane, Ullapool, Scotland
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Ranked #14 of 15 restaurants in Ullapool
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: New owners, previously called Jasmin Tandoori.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: New owners, previously called Jasmin Tandoori.
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English first
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Never been to a restaurant so unwelcoming before. They acted like I was a hassle because I was alone. Then tried to make me order more food than I would have been able to eat in order to cover a minimum payment to eat in, the restaurant wasn't even half full! Finally I just asked for my original order to... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We spent two wonderful nights in this beautiful little fishing village on the northwest coast of Scotland. Not only was it a working port, but the tourist trade was lively and robust, which created a bit of a problem when we looked for dinner arrangements each night. The two establishments recommended by our tour agent were booked solid and they... More

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Glasogw
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We gave this place a go even though the reviews weren't that great. Glad we did, it was a Sunday night and the place was empty. Staff were pleasant and friendly enough. Menu has plenty of choices. We ordered some drinks and then ordered our food, no starters, just straight to the main courses. The food did take a while... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Went there for a change in our menu and enjoyed some great Indian food. Due to many take away customers we had to wait quite a while to get our dishes. The location is nothing special, but you get a nice meal along with an unspectacular service. If you have the possibility: Use the take away and all is fine!

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Took friends who were visiting Ullapool for a meal on Saturday, warmly greated by Mohamed and his assistant. The food as always outstanding and the Nan breads exceptional. Our friends throughly enjoyed themselves and said it was the best Indian they had every had! Praise indeed! Thank you for another lovely experience and see you again soon.

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cheshire
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130 reviews 130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

First off, the food was good, in fact mine, a veggie dish, was actually excellent and the naan bread was delicious. BUT..... We arrived just after 7 on a Saturday evening. There were only 10 other people in the restaurant. We were a bit puzzled when we were seated in the table between the other dinners, leaving the rest if... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have not dined in at this establishment, however the takeaway food has been good on the ocassions we have chosen to make a purchase there. A wee bit expensive, and the carpet badly needed to be renewed the last time we visited for a carry out meal.

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

First with regards to the waiter - unfriendly and unprofessional. We visited last night and it was a sham from start to finish! The waiter was incredibly un attentive, considering when we arrived there was only one other table off two, you would think some pleasant chit chat and even a basic hello, welcome or how are you would have... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were looking forward to a curry whilst on holiday. It was a lot better than some of the curries we have had on our travels but a few things let it down. There was no yogurt dressing offered with the starters. The mains were tasty but 2 were rather oily. There was a good selection of different rices and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Our early dinner at Essence of India should have been quite relaxed, but we felt like we were imposing on the waiter who was haughty and unfriendly. The lamb dish my husband ordered was quite good, but I had a Prawn Masala unlike any other. It was vibrant red in colour, the prawns were minute shrimp from the deep freeze... More

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