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West Lane, Ullapool, Scotland
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: New owners, previously called Jasmin Tandoori.

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fab

My husband and I were up in Ullapool for a long weekend and it was a Sunday night and fancied Indian food. So we checked the local out. Although empty when we got there just the two of us it was pretty busy for take outs. Food was lovely husband had the Dopiza and I the Passanda. Starters the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
LizBP
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Bidston, Wirral
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Bidston, Wirral
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were up in Ullapool for a long weekend and it was a Sunday night and fancied Indian food. So we checked the local out. Although empty when we got there just the two of us it was pretty busy for take outs. Food was lovely husband had the Dopiza and I the Passanda. Starters the usual... More 

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Thank LizBP
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High standard of food. freshly cooked and very tasty. Very friendly service and good price. Well worth a visit.

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Thank GILLIANwy
Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a meal on Saturday 23rd January. We were extremely well looked after by the owner and his team. As usual our party of seven asked for one or two special changes to our dishes and we were accommodated without fuss. An excellent and tasty range of food on offer. (We live in a very large town with several... More 

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Thank jg-aonich
Mold, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Wow- as 'curry connoisseurs' we were bowled over, so much so that we went back for a second night (of our three in Ullapool and wished that we'd gone here the first night too!) Great curries - lovely flavours and really spoilt for choice. Ullapool is lucky to have such great food!

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Thank BillB_10
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

As a few others have said the initial impression is pretty bleak from the outside and internally. Building outside has little character and the decor is a bit like they've dragged it through the wall 'art' aisle of a budget home store. That all aside I can honestly say this is probably the tastiest Indian meal I've ever had. Flavours... More 

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Thank Keefletrucker
Fife, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We were looking around Ullapool for a restaurant who could meet my daughter's dietary requirements without much luck. Rather to my surprise the Essence of India came up trumps and provided a lovely vegetarian, gluten free meal. Food was tasty and we were served quickly. Recommend.

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Thank Fiona M
Aberdeen, Scotland
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Neither inside or out is very attractively decorated. Food so-so. The table and the adjacent wall both looked a bit dirty. The wall looked as tough food or drink had been splattered on it and never wiped. Cash only payment and no receip.... Owner/ staff members daughter, about 5years old, having to amuse herself in the restaurant way past bedtime.

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Thank heidotheroad
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Went for a meal last night , food was excellent and full of flavour , service really quick and the staff were friendly , drinks were reasonable as well , would highly recommend.

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Thank hudster2015
Poulton le Fylde, null, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

visited with family, party of 4, food was delicious, service fast. prices reasonable, would recommend to anyone, cant wait to go back.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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258 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at this Indian restaurant. It did not look special from the in- or outside. The staff was nice but the reason why we give this place a 5 green dot rating is the fantastic and delicious Indian food (probably the best we had for years!). What a lovely surprise to find such a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West Lane, Ullapool, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ullapool

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

New owners, previously called Jasmin Tandoori.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?