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202-204 High Street | Morayshire, Elgin IV30 1BA, Scotland (Formerly The Qismat Tandoori)
+44 1343 541461
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the service was very quick even though we were some of many people who all seemed to arrive at the same time. The chickpea curry I had was great but could have done with a tad more spice. the tandoori vegetable naan bread was absolutely delicious and my word the biggest I have ever seen in my life! Would definitely... More 

Thank Becky P
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in late wondering if the restaurant was still open. I ordered prawn pathia and bhindi bhaji. I know not when the prawns were introduced to the sauce but they were not good friends. The bhindi bhaji was ghastly. One redeeming feature was the nan, very nice. My two companions dishes were not great either. I realise we went... More 

Thank WeeWinkieWillie
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful meal and was made very welcome and wasn't that expensive and will definitely be going back

Thank Charlie O
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

not for the first time we attended the Qismat's Monday night buffet, and as usual the standard of the food and quality of service from owner Liaguat Ali and his staff was excellent. We hadn't been for several months but with friends visiting we made a welcome return.

1 Thank Dave E
Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I went to the Quismat with my family on Friday 9th September 2016 for my 17th Birthday. We got a warm welcome from the waiter, we arrived at the back of 7pm and it was quiet for a Friday night. The drinks came quick so did the food. One of the waiters did not want to come into the photograph... More 

Thank 375WhiteP12
Boston, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Service was fantastic, very polite and attentive waiters. Great menu difficult to choose so many tasty dishes. Portions are generous especially the 'table' naan bread! Good choice of beers.

1 Thank 37saxons
Inverness, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

First time here but friends go often. The menu was really very extensive. I didn't have time to read it all. What I did have was very good. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food. The staff were good but not in your face all the time. The naan breads were big. The portion size was just right for me.... More 

1 Thank Sandra C
Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were recommended to this restaurant by people who live in Elgin. Though they were fairly busy, service was good. Food took a bit longer than some places, but when it arrived it was well-worth the wait. Tasty, well-cooked. Portions are large, particularly Nan bread. Music was discrete, and plenty of space, making it relatively quiet for a restaurant. Much... More 

1 Thank Ian B
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256 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Have used this place for several years but on this visit it seemed to be going backward A very grumpy chap in charge, well wearing a suit, hands either in pockets or arms crossed Menu shorter than before but all usual suspects Popadoms not good. A request to increase a sharing platter to allow for 3 people was refused. Think... More 

Thank ChilternRugby
Moray, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Love the food in this restaurant, been going since it opened up many years ago. I used to think it was the best one in Elgin. However i feel it has gone down hill somewhat lately. Food is always great! But some of the staff are quite abrupt and we felt rushed.

Thank Delart33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Pakistani, Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202-204 High Street | Morayshire, Elgin IV30 1BA, Scotland (Formerly The Qismat Tandoori)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +44 1343 541461
Qismat is a busy licensed Indian restaurant, popular with locals and visitors to the area. Offering a wide choice of dishes, mainly curries and tandoori dishes, but also much more. We also have a special 3 course lunchtime menu available. Every Mondays we have a buffet available with 8 starters, 12 main courses and various desserts. We have been consistently serving freshly prepared food for 26 years, with a consistently high turnover of covers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?