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“Only had a carry out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Essence Of India

Essence Of India
West Lane, Ullapool, Scotland
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Ranked #14 of 16 Restaurants in Ullapool
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: New owners, previously called Jasmin Tandoori.
South Shields, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Only had a carry out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lovely best of the week. Only had a carry out as we arrived late. However it was not rushed and the meal was excellent,
Make note close at 10pm and not midnight like the sign shows

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good food let down by other aspects!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Nearly didn't go in as the restaurant looks dismal from outside. Needs more doing to entice people in! No excuse for the filthy carpet either! The food was good, but served too quickly - we were in and out in 45 mins which is hardly an evening out! The waiters were a bit abrupt and need lessons in restaurant etiquette, for example they say another couple right next to us even though there were plenty of spare tables.
It's good that there's an Indian in Ullapool and with a few updates, this restaurant could be so much better.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Aalborg, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The service is not so good, they hardly speek english wich makes it difficult to be a tourist. The food is nice and cheep, if you know indian food.

Visited September 2013
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Total Lack of Customer Care”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Food pretty Good...........

Ordered a Beer and a Coke, when Coke arrived it was flat I pointed this out and was told by waiter he had just opened a new bottle and no attempt was made to get me another one was made and you can only pay by cash here with no visible sign to say this and never got asked if everything was Ok whilst eating.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Huge respect to this dedicated team of gentlemen, English is not their first language but night after night they provide excellent food and service, nothing is too much trouble for them.
We have a sit in meal or takeaway here at least once a week and have never been disappointed in either in the quality of the food or the service.
If you take the time to talk to them about what you like they do their best to advise you and ensure you have a great meal. The Tandoori chef cooks excellent chicken tikka and naan breads and the vegetable dishes are always fresh and perfectly cooked.
Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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