The Everest is a restaurant I must have passed by several hundred times (my in laws lived in Bruntsfield) and yet I’d never considered going. The exterior catches your eye, it’s the bright blue frontage with a huge image of, you’ve guessed it, Everest. You’ve noticed it too, right?
I’d recently enjoyed Nepalese cuisine at Gautam’s and I was interested to seeing how The Everest stacked up.
The menu is a nice mix of Indian & Nepalese options and we enjoyed having a good look while tucking into our poppadums and chutneys, which is my favourite part of any Indian meal!
Of course we couldn’t go to a Nepalese restaurant and not have our new favourite Nepalese dish – Chicken Momo. These delicious steamed dumplings are filled with chicken and vegetables and served alongside a tomato dip. I’d wondered who would win the Best Chicken Momo title, Gautam’s or The Everest. Honestly? They were both great, nothing to choose between them.
Garlic Chicken Wings seem like an odd choice for an Indian, but something inside me was drawing me to order these, and now I know why. They are EPIC. Bags of flavour is provided by a generous dose of garlic, ginger, and spices. They are cooked in the clay oven which gives them a real deep and rich flavour with really tender meat. We shared and I am FULL of regret about that.
Our first main was the Lamb Shank (pictured at the top), this had been slow cooked in tomatoes, garlic, and rich spices including cumin. By the time it arrived at us it had no motivation to cling to the bone and shredded away with ease. Deliciously soft meat, full of flavour, perfect with the pilau rice that is served alongside.
The Naryali Chicken (pictured above) offered a nice contrast to the lamb shank, the coconut cream base with five different spices offered a more flavoursome curry than Korma.
Overall really good Indian and Nepalese food with a very friendly team ready to welcome and serve you. The garlic chicken wings were the dish of the day and absolutely worth trying!