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Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall not a nice experience. The pickle tray to start was nice. The mains then took a long time to arrive. The mains weren’t served together, there was a five minute wait between. Then another five minute wait for the naan bread. The chicken tikka...was inedible - it was so dry and hard. We told the waitress and she offered an alternative however due to the time we had already waited, we declined. The biriani wasn’t much better. The peshwari naan was tasteless and very greasy. When paying the bill we were told ‘the chef recommends you don’t have chicken tikka in the future as it is cooked in the oven and will be dry’. We won’t be returningMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive restaurant with friendly staff and a comprehensive menu of Asian food. My only gripe was a 50-minute wait from ordering the meal to it being served to us. The staff were effusive with apologies for the delay, but I feel we should have been...warned at the outset that there would be a considerable wait to get our food. To finish on a positive, our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our meals, which were deliciousMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024 via mobile

I live in Hampshire but have been up here for work near Elgin on 8 separate occasions in the last 4 months. Whilst the other Indian restaurants in Elgin were decent (“l found “spice tandoori” very good and much better than the “Qismat”), neither of...these can be compared to Panache which was outstanding. Just found the dishes tasted differently than any other Indian restaurant I have been to. Each dish/starter that I tried seemed to be packed with flavour. The menu contained many dishes that I have not even heard of or seen on other menus before. I just wished I found this restaurant at the start and not on my last trip up in Scotland.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

Absolutely fabulous experience at Panache - food was delicious with fantastic service - the whole evening was wonderful from start to finish.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

This award winning restaurant has excellent food but their consistent lack of leadership in the restaurant lets them down. We booked a table online but were told on arrival that we only had 45 minutes to have our meal. Waitress placed the place for main...course while we were still eating our starter! This is the second time we have been in here and found the staff to be inexperienced and lacking leadership.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Phoned in order at 7:30 was told 30mins for collection, walked in at 8pm and could see the restaurant was extremely busy for both sit in customers and takeaways but as promised meal was ready!! And what a meal it was probably best curry I...have had period, get yourself into Panache for a culinary delight.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

We visit this restaurant last night, with friends, during our annual visit to this part of Scotland. We have visited the restaurant for a number of years and have always experienced the reasonably priced food and excellent service. Last night’s experience was possibly the best...we have experienced so far. We arrived at at 5.30pm (as per our booking) and by the time we left around 7pm, the restaurant was full with a diverse selection of customers. Thank you to Anne and other members of staff who looked after us. Thanks also to those who prepared and cooked our food, which, as usual, was of the highest standard. It’s little wonder that you have so many awards on show around the restaurant. We will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Superb local restaurant. We’ve eaten here many times before and have always thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend the king prawn purée as a starter! Can’t wait to return

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Well what can I say, it was just awesome. I went on Xmas day as a treat for myself as I live alone and rather than the shopping and cooking Xmas dinner trauma I opted as pre planned take away. I did contact them via...email to check they were open on Xmas day and they promptly replied with a yes. Open from 1-7pm. Woo hoo happy days. So I pre ordered online and walked up ( only 15 minutes walk for me and I was greeted warmly and also heartily surprised by how many others were there eating in and waiting for takeout. The smell was amazing and atmosphere of happy diners. My takeout arrived 5 minutes later and off I skipped eagerly home. I ordered starter with main ,kebab for starter and chicken tikka naga morich for main it is a hot dish but doesn’t blow your head off it just melts in your mouth and is super tasty. Pilau rice,and the peshwari nan is just to die for,super tasty. I have friends at work who lament about the peshwari nan it just sends the meal into a different world. Pickle tray is always worth the extra as it accomplishes the meal perfectly. So all in all, great value as treat and takeout. There were no added charges by the way just the same as you would pay on any other day, well that was the case for the takeout. So highly recommended and the portions were perfectly balanced thanks for the food and the experience.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Terrible experience ended up getting Food Poisoning, I contacted restaurant but only got rude replies and no apology which is all I really wanted I have been many times but now will definitely not recomend

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

Lovely meal out at Christmas with family, good food, good service, friendly staff. However, the set price menu for Christmas was exorbitantly priced. We looked at the usual menu afterwards and discovered that if we had just paid normal prices for the food and drinks...we had it would have been about £120 for the whole meal, however, with the set price available for Christmas it was £260. More than double the cost. I would definitely go again for normal prices, but not for the holiday season set menu price. Still in shock.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

We come here as a couple every 6 weeks or so, but last night we brought some of the ( grown up) family. It would be fair to say they were bowled over by the food. We had 5 different main courses, each distinctive and...very tasty. Can’t remember which one was described as the “best curry in the world”, which is tempting fate, but it was certainly up there. Also a special mention for the coconut rice. If Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi food is your thing, look no further.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

I was visiting from Birmingham with my family on holiday and we came across this Indian restaurant like a few minutes away from our hotel. And I tell you what it was the best choice we could’ve picked, because the food was amazing top standard...and the service was immaculate. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. Considering all the places we had tried in Elgin it was definitely the best.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023 via mobile

Ordered an online takeaway and delivery and am wowed by the service and quality of food; got a quick call after ordering confirming details, prices and delivery instructions (also agreed to call me after driver had left). Food arrived hot and smelling lovely; the best...Dahl I have had outside of India, my wife’s Bombay potato the best she’s ever had. Watch out, big portions though! Lovely experienceMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023 via mobile

My husband and I eat here all of the time (we even had our wedding meal here!). Always fantastic service and amazing food. We often bring friends and family for meals here when they visit and I could not recommend it enough. We had dinner...there tonight and it was amazing as always. I tried the Bahar tonight which was amazing, but still always recommend the Pallak, it’s always fantastic. Best Indian restaurant in Elgin by miles.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Panache is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4