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Ann Purna - CLOSED

44 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ET, Scotland
+44 131 662 1807
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good19%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible29%
1 Oct 2013
“Excellent food”
13 Sep 2013
“Alternative to the kalpna”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ET, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Recommended to me by a friend and luckily I didn't read all the bad reviews. The food was delicious and very quick. Service was attentive-they even brought some tap water without me having to ask for it. May be it all goes to bits during...More

2  Thank Ute C
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We have used this restaurant over the years and always thought that the kalpna was best food and Ann Puranas best front of house. The food is still acceptable but the staff although welcoming they r not so efficient as they were when taking over...More

2  Thank dodonthetrains
Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

Arrived at 20:55 and told that a table would be free in 5 minutes. 35 minutes later we were shown to table 3 ( the table by the kitchen) and given the menus. Asked for a drinks menu several times but none came! Drinks arrived...More

3  Thank peter g
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We have been coming to Ann Purna for years, every time we come to the Festival. We considered this the best Indian restaurant, particularly for vegetarians, better than Kalpna over the road. The mother used to do most of the cooking, which was delicious, and...More

1  Thank Primroselil
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Used to be a regular at Ann Purna so was confident of enjoying a good dinner. It was a fiasco. It took nearly an hour to receive our meal, we had to ask repeatedly for cutlery which finally arrived for our main course. We were...More

1  Thank stephen123Edinburgh
Reviewed 23 August 2013

'Ann Purna' has been one of my favorite veggie restaurants for over twenty years. It was a great cafe style place to chat in the 90s and a tasty-filling posh Indian restaurant for pre-theater in the noughties. The food and atmosphere were always great and...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

We visited here for dinner one night during the festival. The place was quite busy, we were seated quickly and found the staff to be quite attentive. The interior of the restaurant was quite nice however after a trip to the bathroom I was less...More

1  Thank C10mmy
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

The WORST so called Indian food I've ever had. Sev puri was three tiny mouthfuls of dry, tasteless , rubbish with none of the sauces that come with it usually ..... so called behl puri was a bowl of dry puffed wheat with a tablespoon...More

Thank Geoff1234
Reviewed 18 August 2013

It was festival season and so the failed booking was forgiven. The young team serving even offered complimentary drinks for our trouble, but then the food was not good: bhel and sev poori was an insult to its own name, bearing little resemblance to what...More

Thank Jon T
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Food was served after 90 min of wait .Charged £7.99 for a handful portion. Food was cold. Not suitable to dine with children. I wish I had reserved a table in Kalpana!

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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US$31 - US$41
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  • Address: 44 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ET, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 1807
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