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“One of the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Light of Bengal

Light of Bengal
Ranked #117 of 665 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Macduff, United Kingdom
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465 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“One of the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Great food at good prices and service is always attentive.drinks are expensive and avoid ordering pints of cola

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English first
Turriff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A consistent Good place to eat.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

I have been eating in the LoB for many many years.
the Menu is fine and the Standard of Food is Good.
I noticed that (on my last visit) the Walls are in need
of cleaning/re-papering.Otherwise no Complains.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Rainer S
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Tasty, casual dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We (party of four) ordered standard Indian fare-- chicken korma, chicken biryani, prawn samundri, mixed veg curry; also saag aloo, rice and peshwari nan (bread). Could hardly fit everything on our table for four. Hot dishes are placedon warming trays to stay warm while diners eat. Finished pretty much all of it, except for the rice. A bit of nan left over, too. This was after starters --veg samosa and mixed pakora, and poppadums with condiments. The food was very good, agree with other reviews that LofB is a bit pricey, especially for a casual dinner. Staff was attentive but unobtrusive, and were easily humored, personable. The number of plates they balance when clearing tables is impressive if a bit scary (would hate to see it crash to the floor, what a mess that would be). Nice night, would recommend it to a friend, but would probably try the other Indian places in town before returning. Would not visit LofB for a romantic evening.

  • Visited September 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Poor service , but food fab as always”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant in Aberdeen and the food never disappoints, but tonight the service we received was poor - took a long time for our order to to taken , second drink came after meal finished and we never got our oranges and hot wipe at all - bill took ages to come to even though we said we were finished.

We are very disappointed and not sure whether to go back now !!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A long established gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

I first ate in the Light of Bengal in the late 70's and I've been back twice recently while in Aberdeen on business. I'm not a great fan of the decor but apart from that everything else is really very good indeed. The staff and service are first class and the food is truly excellent. Freshly prepared and with high quality ingredients my colleagues and I throroughly enjoyed our visit. Aberdeen prices are slightly above the norm but the Light of Bengal offers really good value for money. I thoroughly recommend it.

  • Visited August 2012
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