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Bay of Bengal

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Old Town
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164 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
+44 131 225 2361
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is edible but nothing special, largely yellow and greasy. You're clearly paying for the location, not even the view, and not for the quality of the food. In such a prestigious location I would have expected better presentation.

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Thank Stephen M
Noakhali, Bangladesh
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really loved their mix vegetarian curry and the garlic naan bread, best I ever had ! Service was good, staffs are friendly, bit pricey but quality and taste is just super !

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Thank Sharif-Chowdhury
Romford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it's an unfair expectation to assume most places charge either nothing or very little for poppadum's, but seeing the pounds they cost here should have been enough of a warning to go elsewhere. A 10% service charge is automatically added to the bill too, which pushed a simple meal for 2 with one drink each and one shared nan... More 

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Thank Aj W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here before and cant fault the food......but! since our last visit the standards have dropped, tables resembled a canteen more than a Royal Mile restaurant which leads me onto my main concern, the price. Ridiculously expensive for what you get regardless of the food. Add ons like poppadums, naan breads etc fairly beef up the bill which has a... More 

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Thank SiriusBllack
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to this place around evening. We felt not welcoming as the staff seemed very rude and not interested at all in serving or even inviting us. They just threw the menu to our table and the same with cutlery. Food tasted bad and its not at all an indian place. They are just interested in billing and the staff... More 

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2 Thank Anubhav J
Munich, Germany
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Food was good, but a bit pricey. Charging for the rice is always something that I will not understand. Charge for the food, but not for white rice. Restaurant could use a heating. Was a but cold in there.

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Thank Bjoern C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Got there and sat down to a dirty plate and and cutlery. Ordered food then watched someone who works there nip out and get some chips from a local shop then walks in through the front door. £10 for 8 popadoms?!?!?!? £160 (including service charge) for 4 of us for main meals only and 3 drinks each. Wouldn't recommend waisting... More 

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1 Thank Callum P
Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

This was a last minute decision to go here!Had not booked but got a table for 6. We all Had a lovely meal mixed starters to share and a variety of chicken dishes that everyone enjoyed and staff were lovely.

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Thank Floy273
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Rubbish meal crap service horrible curry way a let dwn watched waiters turning over dirty table clothes chicken was dry overcooked tasteless will never go back

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2 Thank michelle w
Bolton, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

This restaurant we have past by over the years, so it is well established, so we decided to visit early evening for a quick Indian meal. My wife and I both like Indian food and wondered why we hadn't ventured to the Bengal before. My wife ordered a particular favourite, Lamb Saag with Naan and I chose Chicken Tikka Biriani... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$19 - $40
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2361
Description
Located in Edinburgh's Hight Street - Royal Mile, Bay of Bengal Indian Restaurant has been completely refurbished and renovated to a high standard. A well known family since 1987.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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