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3 Lochrin Terrace | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9QJ, Scotland
+44 131 221 1554
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17:00 - 21:30
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385 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We struggle to visit Edinburgh without booking a table at this lovely restaurant and our last trip was no exception. The place has a lovely atmosphere with super friendly staff and the food is amazing. Our only problem is although there is always a specials board which we always make a few choices from, the menu never changes and as... More 

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Thank ScfamilyAberdeen
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Hi Scfamilyaberdeen. Thanks for your repeat custom. Our menu has undergone various changes in the last six years, usually small tweaks to reduce the amount of time my wife or I spend in the kitchen. A Major menu change is planned for February. We will keep some of the most ordered Tapas and the rest will change. So hopefully when... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disgusted by the last couple of bad reviews on here. I go here every time I visit Edinburgh and the staff are super friendly and can't do enough for you. The food is unbelievable, the ribs are soooo good :-) I always look forward to seeing what's on the specials board, love trying new tasty dishes! The only disappointing thing... More 

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1 Thank BobbleMet
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I came here after my husband had recommended after being here numerous times on business. The food was unbelievable. The menu was small but that doesn't matter when everything on it was amazing. The specials were delicious. We ordered from the normal menu and specials and could not stop raving even after we left. Would definitely go... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to get a table last minute. Excited as we saw this place was top on the list for Edinburgh TA. Absolutely appalled not only by the poor food we received but the distinct lack of quality service you'd expect from a independent restaurant. The atmosphere was okay but every other aspect of our evening was below par. Now anticipating... More 

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4 Thank dcg91
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Nasty, conceited people. Not content with bullying my staff in the restaurant, now bring that bullying online. Speaks volumes about the characters we had to contend with. I am glad my staff rebuffed your attempts at a free meal. I regret, I was not in for that night's service myself, you'd not have anything discounted and you'd not have left... More 

Caerleon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff are rude - arrogant and argumentative. Food and wine selection very disappointing, restaurant very basic and shabby. One of the worst meals out in a long time. Won't ever return!

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8 Thank John G
Charlton K, Owner at Indaba, responded to this review

Staff are great, they've been with us for quite some time. We'll never satisfy everyone and we are truly happy you will not return. Luckily for us, your type don't happen along very often. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

A restaurant doesn't get into the top of TripAdvisor listings without doing something right. With Indaba, it turns out that it's all about the food. You're unlikely to find this restaurant by accident as it is rather tucked away but, from the steady flow of customers, it's obviously a destination. The menu has some unlikely combinations of flavours but all... More 

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North West England
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Chose this from other reviews. Didn't book but the restaurant did their best to fit us in. Advised that there would be a table in about 20 mins, rang us when it was ready. Food excellent, service excellent, can't fault it. Book to avoid disappointment.

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1 Thank Gedis
Brighton
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant and have eaten there a few times when visiting Edinburgh. Fantastic food, wine and the staff are amazing. I would certainly urge anyone looking for a relaxed friendly atmosphere to book a table now!

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Thank Tanya M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem definitely worth a visit. Wonderful atmosphere and friendly and attentive staff. Gorgeous tapas - the chorizo dish was amazing and very authentic. Also recommend the croquettes, and sea bream.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My first visit with family who had been before, not a big place probably hold around 30 people so you know then the service is going to be impeccable, it was. Menu, well, mouth was watering just reading it and the smells coming from the open kitchen..amazing, plenty to choose from and the staff on hand to assist with your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Cuisine
African, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
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. Regret no under 5's. No Groups larger than 8.

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in 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 the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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