Indian restaurants have for a long time been an old favourite for dining. The colours, the spices, the aromas all welcome you and your appetite. As always Edinburgh has plenty Indian restaurants to tempt you with. Competition is fierce between the capital’s curry houses, here’s our top ten.
Authentic, fantastic and flavoursome food. Their portion sizes are big and their naan breads are huge. Everything is cooked fresh and to order and is as good to eat in as it is to takeaway. No corkage on BYOB either. This restaurant consistently delivers.
This place pays homage to the street food vendors of India, even the decor aims to create the feeling of being on the streets of India. The best way to describe it is Indian Tapas, so perfect for going with a group and testing and tasting plenty. Read our full Tuk Tuk feature here.
Punjabi Indian cuisine that won’t disappoint. Again their portion sizes are plentiful and the menu has a huge selection of old favourites as well as house specials. For a truly traditional dish try the chef’s handi – it changes daily.
The Clay Oven
Morningside doesn’t disappoint with its Indian offering of The Clay Oven. Great service, great food and great wines too. This is the local’s favourite and our insiders tip is to go on a Sunday for the all you can eat buffet – excellent value for money.
Kismot is a lovely family run restaurant and home to the Kismot Killer, which is so hot it, comes with a disclaimer! Their menu is Bangladeshi with a few unique Scottish twists thrown in too – Like the Irn Bruna, which is surprisingly tasty and worth a try.
Mother India Café
This is another Indian Tapas style restaurant where you can order a selection of small-portioned dishes to try. Great for getting your favourite as well as trying something new at the same time. It’s all about sharing too, so go with a few friends.
Voujon will tantalise your taste buds with their Bangladeshi and Northern Indian Menu. This is relaxed dining where the food does the talking. Definitely try their Punjabi Lamb Chops – they are cooked to perfection and sensational! Read our full Voujon feature here.
Beer has to be the perfect accompaniment to a curry and V deep is Scotland’s first communal craft beer and curry house. They have specifically designed their dishes to go with the beers. Again it’s all about sharing with no set course structure, just keep ordering until you just can’t fit anymore in.
This place is extremely budget friendly but that doesn’t mean the food isn’t good. The Middle Eastern dishes are fresh and flavoursome and there is a plentiful selection to choose from. We recommend the chicken biryani.
Indian Cavalry Club
One of Edinburgh’s favourites for 30 years now and that kind of staying power speaks for itself. This is fine dining Indian style and the food and service is always top notch. If you fancy something a bit less formal then dine in their Pakora bar and speaking of Pakora’s they have the best selection we’ve come across.