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Tantra, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Tantra

3.9
3.9
13 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
At Tantra we want to change peoples perceptions of Indian cuisine. Our food will provide a multi-sensory experience involving appearance, texture, flavours, aroma all of equal importance.

We aim to take traditional Indian cuisine into another dimension - by taking inspirations from from renowned international cuisines and using modern techniques such as molecular gastronomy and deconstruction of dishes. We ensure that the soul of the food is Indian in flavour - but the execution and presentation will be mystical and magical in every aspect, just like the name "Tantra".

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    0131 385 0000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Three course group menus from £45.00 per person for 15+ guests<br />&lt;15 guests can order from our A La Carte Menu
  • Private party facilities
    Upstairs private dining room available for up-to 40 guests, with a side view of Edinburgh Castle.Available for business meetings, cocktail events and private dining.To enquire email edinburgh@thetantra.co.uk for a quote.
  • Neighborhood
    Old Town
  • Cross street
    Princes Street, Queen Street, Rose Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Edinburgh Waverly Train station, Princes Street for bus-links
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 13 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

13 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Imaginative fresh and modern Indian food. A real treat , well worth a visit.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was brilliant, we had a mix of the small plates to try different things. There was things with dry ice, test tubes with sauces and a really broad range of options (sea food, chicken, vegetarian and vegan options too). Also cocktails and Mocktails so options if you aren't drinking were good too.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Cold restaurant, average service and food - wouldn’t hurry back.

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  4. LadyLuck2001

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food but small portions and very expensive. It’s a more modern Indian restaurant so not your typical fare, more of a fusion type vibe. Half of us thought it was really lovely and half thought was just good. Service was a bit forgetful, had to ask a few times for things like sauces or ice but overall it was nice with great cocktails, but again at £13-£15 they were pricey. Still we enjoyed it.

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  5. AlisdairM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Excellent food. Poor service (waited 10 mins to be seated even although we had booked at arrived at the time of our booking). Loads of uncleared tables. Bizarre decoration, a cross between an 80s disco and warehouse industrial chic. Pleasant staff but poor atmosphere.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The only thing I would like to empathise on is service and I would say nothing wrong with the staff , understaff which was making us wait if we needed to request for something. Food as well was taking too long to come as well.

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  7. CHRISD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was nice. Very overpriced as nothing seemed any better than just any other standard Indian restaurant. Certainly nothing about this place made me want to rush back, but some decent food none the less. £11 for a glass of wine though, you can buy two bottles out of Tesco on the way home for the same money :-)

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  8. EdiDiner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic food but service was very slow/not attentive

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  9. Tlouisa

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we first came here it had a different feel to it. Fancy Indian fusion. Unfortunately it's sad to have seen Tantra go downhill. Service is extremely poor in every way. Staff don't know the menu. There is no service with a smile or politeness which certain members seem to completely lack. All this unfortunately let's the food down. Tantra have also change the menu since our last few times, which I can understand in restaurants, but this has taken away the elegance and the feeling of being somewhere special that it used to have. Service staff definitely needs looked into and because of this main reason, unfortunately we won't be back. :(

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was so different and tasted amazing, definitely not your average Indian cuisine. The staff were charming. Our Waitress was very patient and went out of her way for us, nothing was too much trouble. We really enjoyed the experience and would have returned but unfortunately are visit to Edinburgh had come to an end. Thank you so much Tantra for a excellent evening and amazing food.

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FAQs

Tantra does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Tantra is rated 3.9 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

Tantra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tantra

15 Castle St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh 00000

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Princes Street, Queen Street, Rose Street
  • Neighborhood
    Old Town
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Edinburgh Waverly Train station, Princes Street for bus-links
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0131 385 0000
  • Catering
    Three course group menus from £45.00 per person for 15+ guests<br />&lt;15 guests can order from our A La Carte Menu
  • Private party facilities
    Upstairs private dining room available for up-to 40 guests, with a side view of Edinburgh Castle.Available for business meetings, cocktail events and private dining.To enquire email edinburgh@thetantra.co.uk for a quote.
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