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Al Bahar

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156 High Street, Elgin IV30 1BD, Scotland
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 23:30
Mon 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Elgin, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Arrived 12.15 requested table for 10, no problem. Ended up 9 of us. Starters were fresh from the kitchen, salad was brown. There was an overpowering cheesy smell, we reckoned this was coming from one of the buffet curries. On inspection our glasses were filthy. We paid, however, said nothing as there appeared to be only one member of staff... More 

5 Thank ARae1967
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A very pleasant experience, lovely food and very attentive service. Would definitely recommend and will be back without hesitation

Thank Jean R
Keith, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I popped in for a lunchtime buffet, I was met by well presented and friendly staff. the buffet offered the usual indian starters and a choice of four curries , rice , chips and nan. I cant remember the price exactly but I think it was around £7 for an eat as much as you want .. the curries were... More 

Moray, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

It's difficult to review this restaurant, so I'll just write about how it went. We came in for dinner on one of their special buffet nights (it's only 2 nights per week, as we understand it). We climbed a couple of flights of stairs to find the restaurant, occasionally passing tables with brochures to urge us on. Then we came... More 

Thank fiona07
Fochabers, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for the buffet in the evening and the price was quite high but just ended up staying and instead of the normal buffet setup of going to a serving trolley, You order what you want and the waiter brings it out to you. Seems fine until the waiter starts getting grumpy when you ask for more food. Just... More 

Thank Liamknows
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

went in for supper at 6.15pm on a sunday night.....NOT A SINGLE DINER was in ?!? on the menus outside said BUFFET 7 days a week but NOTHING was on the BUFFET hot plates....ho hum. shown to a table by an elderly gentleman who took our DRINKS order - 1pint of COBRA & a small diet coke - which he... More 

Thank bigmac2904
Elgin, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I'm not sure where to begin, my girlfriend and I decided to head out on a Thursday night for a meal, on arrival there were only a couple of people eating in, yet it seemed an eternity before the waiter ushered us to our table. We asked for drinks, I asked for bottled beer but was told they only have... More 

2 Thank niallsclark
Buckie, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Not great quality food and place is always empty when you go in. Lacks atmosphere and spirit. Not overly impressed. Think it does better for takeaway meals and lunch buffets.

1 Thank FDonn
Elgin, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Bangladeshi food served Bangladeshi style with Bangladeshi courtesy. Food is freshly made, hot when served and stylish.

Thank Paul G
Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Top notch everything. Naan bread great, korma fantastic, pakoras etc all done to a T. But why pasta!?

Thank Derek S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 High Street, Elgin IV30 1BD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: 01343545000

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