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Light of Bengal

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Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi, Halal
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Rose Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
+44 1224 648224
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Today
15:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Very disappointing meal at Light of Bengal. The service was very slow and staff were disinterested. The food was bland. We had a chicken and lamb dish- both meats were dry and tasteless. Won't be back.

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Thank Kate R
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good reception when we arrived and shown immediately to our table, the waiters where friends and efficient Good selection of starters and main meals and everyone seemed to enjoy what they had A nice touch was when the main meals arrived the Chef served them and again a very nice Gentleman Worth a visit

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Thank Danny M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friday night visit. Restaurant was busy but we were seated quickly. The service is friendly and efficient. The food delicious and always served piping hot! Will return again and again.

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Thank Robbie G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Saturday 19 November at 5pm. No other diners present. Ordered popodoms. We had finished these by the time our order was taken. Waited 50 minutes for main course and we had to ask the waiter if there was a problem. He said one dish had been made with chicken instead of lamb. Eventually got food. One curry had 5... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I regularly come here with friends. Staff always friendly and chatty. Excellent variety for all tastes of Indian meals.

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Thank docmartin2016
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for dinner tonight , waited 40 mins but no one came to take our order. This was early evening so did expect quicker service. Eventually walked out and went to Cumin Tandoori on Union Street. Food was lovely and the service was prompt and efficient. The staff are friendly, happy and helpful. Wouldn't go back to Light of Bengal

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3 Thank Carol S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we would give this a try to attempt to branch out and sample Indians out with our local, I would not recommend this place, bland food and the pakora was served ed dripping in grease needless to say in made its way straight to the bin.

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3 Thank Chris B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food, been many times. Service can be a bit hit or miss but the food is consistently good. Only ever had chicken or veggie dishes. Chicken always seems to be good quality ***eat in local non chain restaurants

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Thank susan2909
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Just as good as when we used to eat here 35 years ago! Definitely recommend

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Thank docfaerestrand
Aberdeen
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the best indian restaurant in Aberdeen. Firstly, the restaurant was absolutely packed (always a good sign). The Manager is such a nice guy, very attentive and friendly, giving a "nothing is a problem for us" attitude. I visited on my birthday with my family. The restaurant is nice a warm, nice decor and spotlessly clean. The food is always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rose Street, Aberdeen, 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?