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Light of Bengal

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
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Rose Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
+44 1224 648224
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Mon 12:00 - 23:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not been in for a long while, and decided to pay a visit the last time we were in Aberdeen and we most certainly will going back. Lovely menu, reasonably priced, and good sized portions. We served, one of the chefs took it to the table on a trolley, and he served the food on to the table. Nice touch... More 

Thank Alik57
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is situated on a side street off the top end of Union Street. Great reception upon arrival, very efficient and friendly. There are leather comfy sofas to sit should you need to wait for friends to arrive. However, there are a couple of tables at the door where people were already eating their meal while we sat waiting, I... More 

1 Thank carol m
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

By far the best curry house in Aberdeen. This visit was for works Xmas doo - curry is better than turkey. For such a large group, we were well looked after. Food was excellent as usual. Highly recommended.....

Thank Craig M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the jewel this past Thursday and felt disappointed with the quality of the food on offer. This place is pretty much hit and miss usually you get a good meal i will say. This past visit was disappointing. I don't know what it was with the chicken tikka but the marinade they used on it was horrendous I... More 

2 Thank steveo_85rfc
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Have not been back for a few years With good reason Wife asked for chicken korma No flavour apart from sugar. Water tried to argue , not a good sign They tried again without sugar So bland and no taste I had the Bengal Balti Special Supposed to be medium strength it had no strength, Very bland As for the... More 

3 Thank Matt G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

not any more, I ordered a chicken korma, which I thought was inedible as it had been loaded with Sugar. i explained to the chef that i didn't think the sugar should be added to food in this quantity, to which he replied that he had been doing it for 15 years and everyone liked it that way, he was... More 

2 Thank Alib186525
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing meal at Light of Bengal. The service was very slow and staff were disinterested. The food was bland. We had a chicken and lamb dish- both meats were dry and tasteless. Won't be back.

4 Thank Kate R
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Good reception when we arrived and shown immediately to our table, the waiters where friends and efficient Good selection of starters and main meals and everyone seemed to enjoy what they had A nice touch was when the main meals arrived the Chef served them and again a very nice Gentleman Worth a visit

Thank Danny M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Friday night visit. Restaurant was busy but we were seated quickly. The service is friendly and efficient. The food delicious and always served piping hot! Will return again and again.

Thank Robbie G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Saturday 19 November at 5pm. No other diners present. Ordered popodoms. We had finished these by the time our order was taken. Waited 50 minutes for main course and we had to ask the waiter if there was a problem. He said one dish had been made with chicken instead of lamb. Eventually got food. One curry had 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rose Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 648224

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