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“overpriced and truly poor”
Review of Tanjore

Tanjore
Ranked #390 of 2,571 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Description: We are family run South Indian restaurant opened in the Old town of Edinburgh since 2011. We offer wide range of South Indian delicacies such as Idli, Dosai, Vadai, curries, Kothu Parotta, Biryani and etc. We have chosen the best of South Indian foods covered from various regions of South India, such as Chennai, Kerala, Mysore, Andhra and etc. Our chef has got 10+ years experience in South Indian cooking traveled and also worked in various parts of South India and South East Asia. Our commitment is to simply serve healthy and tasty food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere". We source our vegetables, Meat (Halal) and seafood locally and freshly delivered. Our commitment is to simply serve healthy and tasty food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We do not provide take away services. BYOB with no corkage charge. Non alcoholic drink from outside are not allowed. We take big bookings Monday to Thursday (Lunch and Dinner) and Friday to Sunday (Lunch).
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We were a group of 5 native south Indians who on a trip earlier had dined at the Cholas just a few doors down, wonderful food and as cheap as it ought to be. We read Tanjore reviews and for some reason hoped for even better.
What a mistake!
Service here was dreadful, pre-cooked dishes barely warmed, even dosas, cooling and greasy, vadas underspiced, generally poor fare at staggering prices for South Indian cuisine which is one of the cheapest in the world.
The "friendly" hostess mysteriously did not get to our table while doing her rounds.
This place seems to be living off a reputation which may have been deserved at one time but certainly isn't now.












, hugely overpriced and slow to arrive. presumed Tanjore tiny southindian retaurant

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We ended up in here by chance. It was a Friday night and we'd not booked anywhere so went for a wander to see what we could find.
We came across Tanjore knowing nothing about it, wandered in and it was pretty busy, we were asked if we had booked, said no but were found a table anyway. Good start.
This is not your usual North Indian cuisine, very different, hence we had no idea what anything on the menu was. We picked almost at random and needn't have worried as our meals were absolutely delicious, couldn't fault them at all! Prices were quite reasonable too.
The only reason it loses a star is because the service was quite slow, but then it was 9pm on a Friday so to be expected to some extent.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is just too good ! Never expected something that great in UK !! It's the best one till date I have had food in !!

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1  Thank Prateek J
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Dropped in for an early evening dinner with a friend and was severely disappointed with both the food and the service. We were met by a surely waiter who seemed to be only interested in if we had a reservation - the restaurant was nearly empty. We ordered two dosai - a speciality of South India and the restaurant. It came and looked impressive. A very long pancake, a dish of dahl and three small pots of relishes. However it soon became clear that the very long pancake was literally only that. There was very little filling in each one and that, that was there, was luke warm. This was served on a cold plate. The dahl was extremely watery and again only just warm. When we asked for some water again not a single emotion from our silent waiter. This restaurant seems to be very popular but for us it seems to be living off its reputation and is not recommended.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We have eaten in Tanjore about a dozen times. A really good South Indian restaurant was something Edinburgh was lacking and Tanjore doesn't disappoint. The selection of dosai is excellent and the choice on the menu if you're a veggie is brilliant. Never had a bad or even average meal here, it's always been delicious, fresh and very well cooked. The atmosphere is pretty informal and the owners are extremely friendly and helpful. It was refurbished a good few months ago now so it's an even better experience. If you want delicious Indian food that is very different from the usual fare you get in most of the other places in town in an informal place that is totally great value then this is the place! BYOB.

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Thank EdinburghGreyhound
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