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Red Fort

Southside & Holyrood
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10 Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TU, Scotland
0131 558 8014
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another visit to the Red Fort and a buffet this time. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pakora had run out but a request brought more. The food was nice and hot and very tasty. Had to go round three times to try it all. Verdict - excellent as usual. Highly recommended.

Thank James B
Naples, Italy
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there few days ago. The food was amazing, one of the best I've ever ate. The service is fast and very warm. If you took the menu for two people, the quantity of food is unbelievable; so tasty and good. I really recommend it!! A really good place to eat! Well done!

Thank Luigi M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The name is decidedly Indian. Rest all is a fraud. This place DOES have Indian dishes on menu but they ARE NOT ANYTHING that the dish is supposed to be! We ordered four items-each worse than the other, ended up leaving most on the table. Interestingly, it did not bother the manager,who also doubles up as a disinterested waiter. As... More 

2 Thank Chitra K
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We popped into the Red Fort - as I guess many do - with an hour to spare between shows at the Fringe for a quick eat. Accordingly we chose the buffet and nipped round the corner to Tesco Extra for some wine and beer (as others have commented, this is a BYOB place). To be honest, at under a... More 

1 Thank LondonPhilC
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

I didn't have much time & had a craving for a Naan, so as I was passing The Red Fort I nipped in and ordered one to take away. Mistake. I would not have believed it was possible to produce a bad Naan, but this was dull, flat (physically) and tasteless - some achievement. Sorry.

1 Thank GentlemanJimC
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

It's not too much to look at and the decor seems a bit 'ordinary'. We arrived quite early in the evening and the place got busier as we were there. The food was much better than average and we were both very happy with our choice. The service was good. Perhaps a bit out of the norm for Edinburgh was... More 

Thank Tom B
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Buffet options small menu. Fairly standard fare but cheap and tasty and quick. No alcohol. .. useful during fringe but probably won't revisit

1 Thank TonksMeow
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Great place to go for promptly served tasty food - but particularly if you are in town for the Fringe and need a meal at an odd hour when everything else is closed.

Thank murnauontour
Polegate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

There was a buffet option at £9.50 eat as much as you like, but we decided on the so called 'a la carte' menu - a poor choice! The mixed kebab starter was fine but the curries were absolutely awful. I had a chicken jalfrezi which was really the worst I have ever had; there was no spice or kick... More 

Thank Ian F
Langholm, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Red Fort countless times for over 6 years and it has never been less than excellent !!!

Thank Glen L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Indian, Asian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: 0131 558 8014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighborhood Profile
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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