Scottish cuisine may be categorised under the stereotype of haggis and shortbread, but may we remind you that there are some mighty fine Indian restaurants out there as well and they are worthy of your attention. Indian curry arrived in Edinburgh about 60 years ago, and it’s come on leaps and bounds since the first korma with pilau rice was dished out!
32 Hillhouse Road, Blackhall Edinburgh EH4 2AG
Most ordered dish: Chicken Tikka Masala
House speciality: Chingri Roshun – king prawns fried with garlic slices and cooked with onions and tomatoes in a thick sauce.
Locals love Bombay Feast for its consistently tasty Indian dishes and large portions, but also for its great value for money. With a focus on fresh vegetable and succulent, perfectly cooked meat, each curry is sure to curb the curry craving. Sample some spicy dishes from the clay Tandoori oven for a real treat.
What customers say: ‘An Indian with a touch of panache’ Andrew from EH12
6 Howard Street, Cannonmills Edinburgh EH3 5JP
Most ordered dish: Lamb Rogan Josh
House specialty: Sabzi Pasanda – mixed vegetables cooked in mild spice with ground nuts, cream and herbs.
One-time winner of the Scottish Curry Awards takeaway of the year award, Eastern Spices is an obvious favourite in Edinburgh. There is a huge menu sure to tickle the tastebuds of every curry lover, from the spiciest to the creamiest. Vegetarians are very well catered for, and even the sweetest of teeth will be satisfied with the dessert menu featuring a pineapple or banana fritter to end the night.
What customers say: ‘Tastiest Indian in Edinburgh and super fast’ Jessica from EH1
The Curry Leaf
139 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4EB
Most ordered dish: Butter Chicken
House speciality: Gosht kebab shashlik – spring leg of lamb marinated with yoghurt, raw paw paw and ground garam masala, char grilled in the tandoor.
Using only market-fresh ingredients, The Curry Leaf’s chef really is a seasoned expert and this is one mighty upmarket takeaway offering some of the best Indian food for delivery to your door. Their adventurous tandoori menu is a dream come true for anyone looking for an authentic taste of India. Head straight to the fish, lamb or chicken dishes for a sure-fire fix to satisfy that curry addiction.
What customers say: ‘The best curry we have ever had. Would order from them again.’ Christine from EH6