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Light of Bengal

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13 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TX, Scotland
+44 1224 648224
00:00 - 23:59
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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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Oddly decorated and furnished makes for a comfortable place to eat with friends. The food was good but not outstanding, we had lunch but there is not a specific lunch so it was more expensive than we could have had elsewhere yet the portions were small, more akin to lunch specials, normally we can't finish but no trouble here. Rice... More 

Thank Lynne H
Western Norway, Norway
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354 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always back in Light of Bengal for a curry when visiting Aberdeen. There were 6 of us around the table on a Sunday evening. It was surprisingly quiet, but that was fine. Ordered 6 different curries, 2 x pilau rice and 2 x naan, no starters. Couldn't finish it all.... Different tastes and various strength/heat. My alltime favourite is the... More 

Thank GunnHa
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting the Light for many years now and I thought it only right to commend the restaurant for great food, good service and a friendly atmosphere

Thank grahamdale2016
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a long established restaurant which was revamped in 2014. The menu is extensive with a number of less familiar items. All four of us had different main courses which were all excellent. The chef brought the items to our table- a nice touch. The owner spoke to us at the end of the evening and was very friendly.... More 

Thank F5822OZdavidb
Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here last week and had a quality meal. Chef were all sound and had a good evening. Good service and i will visit again.

Thank reviewer24reviewer
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently shifted to Aberdeen and were craving Indian food. So someone recommended this place. We went for dinner with friends. We ordered the paneer shashlik and onion bhajji for appetisers (the server kept insisting it was main course). For breads, we ordered the family naan and garlic naan. Friends ordered chicken tikka for appetisers and south Indian lamb chilli... More 

Thank Aashraya K
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favourite Indian restaurant in Aberdeen. We keep going back as the food can’t be matched elsewhere and the service is always first class. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and family friendly. Popadums with dips are always brought to your table which are great whilst you’re reading the menu and waiting for the meal to be brought out.... More 

Thank Mikaela K
Youlgreave, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on my own, was asked to sit in reception area when there were loads of empty tables. Used to come here years ago, was much better then. Chicken Jalfrezi was basically pre cooked dry chicken with raw onions and raw green peppers.... just awful. Complained but waiter just looked clueless Cold Cobra was about the best bit.

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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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
USD 40 - USD 50
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 13 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TX, 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?