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#336 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southside & Holyrood
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6-8 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
+44 131 478 6518
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here on the recommendation of Adrian, a Scot we met in a nearby pub. We were glad we took his advice as the fare here was delicious. We split a vegetable kurma and a paneer dish, along with a parotta each. All was exceptional, but especially the kurma (which had the distinct flavor of coconut)... More 

Thank Yoga B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent family meal at Tanjore on a Monday evening. The restaurant was very busy but nonetheless the service was excellent. The food was first class and certainly one of the best curries I have had in Edinburgh. Our meal for six with starters and mains came to around £80.

Thank Melancthon
Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a handy location for an Indian meal prior to going to the Queens Hall for a gig. Try the fresh made soda and lime drink

Thank richard m
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the most tasty Indian food we have had. Lots of flavour and the choice is not your unusual run-of-the-mill Indian. Unlike other reports the service we received was excellent and the waiters really friendly. We want for an early dinner before a show at the Queens Hall so great location. It's not plush, bring your own alcoholic drinks... More 

Thank LFandJF
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a few other reviews have mentioned, there is hardly anything bad to say about the food. The choice is a bit different from the other standard Indian places, and both the dishes we had were great. There is a lot of vegetarian food available. However, the service was a bit disappointing. The food took about 30mins to come out... More 

1 Thank Julia K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Always on the look out for a top Indian restaurant and this place really is. The food quality is excellent and all tastes so fresh. A small menu but enough choice and many dishes iv not seen served in many other restaurants so that was great. If you want authentic food a must try. Its BYOB and cash only.

1 Thank gingerabbit
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on a last minute night away. It's all a bit of a surprise to the waiters that people want to come in, sit down and eat. So much so that that there was food on the floor, dust on the dado rails and a table with a slope. They also just kept bringing food without removing the previous courses... More 

1 Thank Gwyneth73
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We were 17 people dining at Tanjores on a saturday evening. Nice and spicy food, butTHEY DO NOT ACCEPT ANY CREDIT CARDS!! Quite annoying, ' cause a lot of us didn't have any cash. So remember cash when you go to Tanjore!

Thank Adasofi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Basic restaurant but food is to die for , byob no corkage charge , you need to book can't just turn up its that good

Thank tenerifegirl2007
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This was a treat. Set in the Newington area there is no shortage of good Indian restaurants so to survive you have to provide great food at good prices and have something a little bit different. Tanjore is that place. It's BYOB but they have no corkage, that's a plus. The soft drinks they serve are excellent so no need... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 478 6518
We are family run South Indian restaurant opened in the Old town of Edinburgh since 2011. We offer wide range of South Indian delicacies such as Idli, Dosai, Vadai, curries, Kothu Parotta, Biryani and etc. We have chosen the best of South Indian foods covered from various regions of South India, such as Chennai, Kerala, Mysore, Andhra and etc. Our chef has got 10+ years experience in South Indian cooking traveled and also worked in various parts of South India and South East Asia. Our commitment is to simply serve healthy and tasty food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere". We source our vegetables, Meat (Halal) and seafood locally and freshly delivered. Our commitment is to simply serve healthy and tasty food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
We do not provide take away services.
BYOB with no corkage charge. Non alcoholic drink from outside are not allowed.
We take big bookings Monday to Thursday (Lunch and Dinner) and Friday to Sunday (Lunch).

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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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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