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Indaba

3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
+44 131 221 1554
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (279 reviews)
“pork ribs” (19 reviews)
“boerewors” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only tried this place on the basis of the great reviews, to be honest I was put off previously by the exterior presentation which gives no clue as to the quality of what lies within. Awesome selection of fusion tapas (Spanish with a South...More

Thank Nirvanahseeker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Personally I'm a bit disappointed after been here. Since the restaurant is on the top 50 restaurants in Edinburgh I was expecting an unforgettable dinner and it really was because of the size of the tapas. Usually tapas are meant for sharing but when you...More

3  Thank Standby_2989
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too often tapas looks different but tastes too similar. BUT This was amazingly good, so great I didn't wan to brush my teeth afterwards.

Thank Piran M
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the excellent review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here tonight after years walking past its uninspiring exterior. I had no real expectations but it was BRILLIANT. Great service, outstanding food. Good value.

Thank Bigjib
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! No immediate plans to change the exterior. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a family of three generations so it is difficult to find somewhere to please everybody. Indaba however did succeed. This Spanish restaurant with an African twist served up one delicious plate after another. The menu sets out various tapas and I recommend sharing....More

Thank SMDuncan_12
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We don't think our prices are higher than many tapas places. At least in Edinburgh we think our offering is pretty good value for money.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely meal and great service.Food is first class and so were the staff.Great find by my daughter.

Thank houlsty
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food was excellent with a great range of choice. The pork ribs were outstanding. Good, friendly service despite being during the busy festival period. Visited on a recommendation and will return because of good experience.

Thank tkerrster
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the Lovely review.

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Last evening we had a show to go to and knew that we couldn't get to Indaba much before their advertised closing time - and do you know what - the patron was entirely understanding, welcoming and friendly, even after the end of his long...More

Thank tomheller1
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Rock and Hard Place come to mind. Not long ago we had a 4 bubble review lamenting the fact that the menu did not change enough. Some dishes have to get the chop when we revise the menu, we look at...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

This small restaurant, in a slightly out of the way location, is an ideal place to get away from the Edfringe crowds and enjoy a good meal. We received very friendly service throughout the evening, although once or twice things were forgotten but this was...More

Thank BathNick
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Forgotten Tapas and drinks are not acceptable and we have beaten those responsible for these omissions repeatedly over the head with a 2x4.

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I went with a couple of friends after reading some great reviews of this wonderful restaurant.We had several plates between us scallops, peppers, pork, beef,fish,and a vegetarian dish as well as deserts. They were all great tasty dishes,and the service was exceptional and would recommended...More

Thank tonynewtown
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

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West End
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industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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PSLyden
28 May 2017|
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Response from Charlton K | Property representative |
Hi Sandy, We are close to the King's Theatre, regrettably. we are closed that Wednesday to cater for a wedding. Try our friends at El Quijote ( Spanish) or Ong Gie ( Korean). Regards Charlton
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Alan T
5 December 2016|
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Response from Charlton K | Property representative |
Hi Alan. The first reason we don't allow Under Fives on the premises are due to a clause from the Edinburgh Council licensing department who state that changing facilities must be in place an order to admit children under 5... More
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Ailsa H
2 December 2016|
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Response from Charlton K | Property representative |
Hi Ailsa, Our Full menu is under the Menu tab on our website, the link to which is just under the Google map on the tripadvisor page. Out of 27 Tapas and aperitivos 12 are vegetarian. Regards Indaba
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$41
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 1554
Description
An unpretentious Tapas restaurant serving Tapas From Spain and South Africa. Yes, this is casual dining. No Under 5's.
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