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Essence Of India

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West Lane, Ullapool, Scotland
+44 1854 613331
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
West Lane, Ullapool, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and I took our mum for dinner here. We're all big fans of Indian cuisine and we all agreed the food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank Roof R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had better. I’m comparing this to my local Indians which is very high standards. It’s handy if your staying at the holiday park which is at the entrance.

Thank Chrismaster1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easter Saturday evening with no booking, we wondered if we would get in. We did, as there was only one other table of 4 seated. There were a few tables filled within 20 minutes of us arriving though. The restaurant seats around 50 people and...More

Thank elledee2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve eaten in a lot of Indian restaurants all over Britain, and I have to say the food served here is one of the best. I’m sorry for the other people who didn’t enjoy it, maybe an off night. The appearance inside could do with...More

Thank Cameronclan1700
Reviewed 17 March 2018

For a start the place was empty on a Friday night says it all really! Food was oily and over priced didn't taste like it should,starter was far to big, plates were dirty and had hairs on, the worst part was constantly being stared at...More

Thank aaliyah962018
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I am a local and visit this place regularly and I have just been reading some of the reviews posted. I can’t speak for the experiences of others, but we have always been very well looked after and never had a bad meal here. I...More

Thank Thegoff
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Awful experience - which ended with three of four takeaway meals being ‘binned’ . I don’t suppose this poor review will lead to any improvements as the staff didn’t seem to have much interest at all . No need to say more I m afraid.

Thank colinr504
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Had an enjoyable meal in this restaurant while in Ullapool. Food was good and service efficient and unlike other restaurants we had looked at, it was serving food before 6pm which was the main reason we chose it, however glad we did. It does not...More

Thank AnroGlasgow
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Very good menu - and food and service was of a high standard. Does not have a drinks licence, but you can bring your own. Looks like a temporary building from the outside and has little atmosphere or decor inside.

Thank Geoff K
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It's a basic restaurant in what feels like a temporary building. The owner / manager could possibly be a bit more welcoming but this was not really a big deal. The selection of food was good and all 3 of us commented on its quality...More

Thank Neil B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Lane, Ullapool, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ullapool
  • Phone Number: +44 1854 613331
New owners, previously called Jasmin Tandoori.
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