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The Pakora Bar

96 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
+44 131 225 1115
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Healthy, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
96 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Singh brothers provide, in their fish pakora, the best food of any kind available in Edinburgh. We always have it, followed by either the Punjabi special chicken curry, the pakora curry or the palak paneer. The flavours are unique and intense. This food changes...More

Thank LilVike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in whilst exploring Edinburgh as the idea of a haggis pakora was intriguing! Ordered a portion of pakoras for £6, you get I think 5 pakoras for that. Come with salad but have to pay extra for sauce. They were really tasty but a...More

Thank Fray1991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Pakora Bar was a much needed break from the hectic Edinburgh fringe. The food was delicious and well priced, with some lovely waiters helping us choose what we wanted. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for delicious Indian food that...More

Thank Ollie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband chose this restaurant based on the reviews on TA and it did not disappoint 😃a family run business run by 3 super friendly and passionate brothers who pride themselves on cooking great food with recipes passed down by their mama. We had the...More

Thank Lainey0401
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pakora bar is incredibly busy, and rightly so! The food is amazing. We ordered a couple of different types of pakora (haggis and mushroom), samosas and a palak paneer. All of which were tasty and didn’t break the bank. The staff were so friendly and...More

Thank Go424233
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious fresh food that arrived quickly, reasonably priced and good location which meant you could enjoy a more relaxed dinner whilst still at the heart of the city. A little out of comfort zone with it being quite spicy but very flavourful and well seasoned,...More

Thank emalloumily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming staff, friendly and helpful, even warned me the curry was going to be hot. It didn't disappoint - practically blew my head off but the taste was sublime. No 'cook-in' sauces here. Totally authentic Punjabi street food, just as they say on their menus....More

Thank Walker5452
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here yesterday. What a great experience. The staff/ owners are so friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. Getting a veggie white pudding is incredibly difficult so to get a veggie white pudding pakora is amazing! We also had the mixed vegetable pakoras...More

Thank Maggiep7719
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice during our visit to Edinburgh. The food was delicious my favorite being the lamb kofta kebab. The restaurant is small and patrons are encouraged to share tables which adds to the friendly atmosphere. The staff are really helpful and attentive. All...More

Thank cailinrua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went along with family after reading reviews were looking forward to some authentic Punjabi street food as shown. What we got was not street food but something lost in translation. Ordered veg pakora got what can only be described as refried lumps of coal black...More

1  Thank MrsMYork
BenjiPC92, Public Relations Manager at The Pakora Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there 'MrsMYork' We are sorry to hear you did not agree with our family recipes or the food served on the day. All of our food is Punjabi Street-Food style and have great reviews from Indians travelling here and cannot describe anything better outside...More

New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
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with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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July 27, 2017|
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Response from BenjiPC92 | Property representative |
We would definitely recommend a reservation just to avoid disappointment upon arrival!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1115
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