The Pakora Bar

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 9 reviews )

96 Hanover St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 1DR

Serves meat, vegan options available. Little Indian street food bar offering Punjabi food. Has election of veggie pakora, which are vegan suitable. One of the soups and one of the curries are vegan. 3 tables. Open Mon-Wed 11:00am-11:00pm, Thu 11:00am-12:00am, Fri-Sat 11:00am-3:00am, Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Indian, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

9 Reviews

First Review by craigmc

great for a quick bite. - Edit

a small cafe with about three tables. it offers a variety of pakoras, 4-5 of which are vegan and made freshly on the premises and you really can tell.
they have a couple of curries and some soups. generally at least one of each is vegan and they also have daily specials.
it's limited but what they have is really good and it's worth a visit. i will try again soon.
after a second visit i upgraded to 4 cows. there were four specials, three of which were vegan. the staff reconfirmed the don't use ghee or any cream in any of the curries, really tasty saag and aubergine pakora.
its a great option for a quick bite, with great staff.
Popped in again and had some pakora and channa.
The pakora was good but the channa was weak. Bland, lacking salt and watery.
Decent value.

Pros: freshly made, quick, lots of vegan options

Cons: meat

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Great pakora - Edit

The aubergine pakora is amazing, especially with mango sauce. They have a good selection of vegan options, including chips and curry as well as pakora.

Pros: Staff very knowledgeable and friendly, Open late, Value for money

Cons: Serves meat

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The best pakora - Edit

I ended up here because the place I wanted to go was closed but I had the most delicious cauliflower pakora and mango sauce. The staff talked me through the vegan options and were really friendly too.

Pros: Amazing food , Imformative staff

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Fantastic little place - Edit

Went here with an omni friend, pescatarian and myself (vegan). the staff were lovely and friendly. Very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to pointing out what was vegan. He also recommended some dishes I might not necessarily have tried before - and boy were they delicious! The pakora platter between 3 was exceptional - everything was so yummy. Also BYOB so was great for going for a cheap night out. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend. Would especially recommend the vegan haggis pakora and cauliflower pakora.

Pros: Amazing vegan food, BYOB, great atmosphere

Cons: bit small (4-5 tables)

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awesome food and service! - Edit

Great vegetarian meals - slightly less vegan options though - but the portions were perfect, curry amazing (try the pakora curry!!)and great, friendly attentive service. Very reasonable price too!!

Pros: quick and friendly service, relaxed environment, delicious curries!

Cons: less available for vegans - still both curry and p

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Vegan & Well tasty - Edit

Great little place this, good vegan options and nice tapas style of different eats. Keep coming across this 'vegan haggis' in Edinburgh and it was very nice here.
Great spicy flavoured food. Good value. Nice staff / owner ?

Pros: Options, Price, Flavour

Cons: Only 4 tables

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Delicious pakora, now comes in a wrap! - Edit

I needed somewhere quick for lunch on this side of Princes Street and pakora in a wrap was just what I needed. I opted for cauliflower pakora, and it comes with salad and sauce. They also have aubergine pakora, veggie haggis pakora, and I think another one or two. It was £5 for the wrap and the can of Rubicon lychee juice was £1.50. The food came quickly and I had plenty of time to sit in an eat before I had to head off.

I chatted for a bit with a member of staff who has come up with an idea of running a weekly vegan All-You-Can-Eat buffet night. Going by their menu this would be pakora, curries, and rice. I'd definitely be up for that! They're looking for feedback if you have thoughts on this.

Pros: Good range of vegan pakora, Quick food, Food tastes fresh

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Great Indian food with Vegan options - Edit

The staff are great are well informed about the Vegan diet. The food is top notch and priced just right for a quality meal or quick snack. The pakoras are to die for and the Mushroom Pakora is just fantastic.

Pros: Good location, open late, Staff know about the food and different diets

Cons: No plant milk for the coffee when we visited

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spicy!!!! - Edit

This is a nice spot just off of one of the main streets. I had the curry pakora and even tried the veggie haggis. The nice man at the register pointed out to me what the vegan options were (as vegetarian options are noted on the menu but not the vegan ones). I was informed that the samosas weren't vegan, as there may be egg in the dough. The food was extremely tasty but very spicy. I like spicy foods (just not as spicy as this), but this was still very good in my book.

Pros: tasty food, veg*n knowledgeable, friendly staff

Cons: may need to request items to be 'less spicy&#3

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