- Telephone 0131 228 5666
- Food served Mon–Sun noon–2pm, 5.30–11.30pm
- Average price £8.50 (set lunch); £21 (evening meal)
- Website www.igniterestaurant.co.uk
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This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Convenience food doesn’t usually equate to quality food, but for any hungry rail commuters looking for a sophisticated restaurant experience, Ignite’s location so close to Haymarket station bucks that trend. The interior reflects the menu’s willingness to experiment – an Indian restaurant that also blends North African pieces into its décor. The menu, meanwhile, mixes classic North Indian dishes with more unexpected offerings from further afield, like the Goan chicken maracel, whose combination of ginger and peppers brings heartiness, while the presence of coriander ensures a refreshing edge. Those who judge an Indian restaurant by its pakoras can be reassured that the murgh pakora starter sees chicken enveloped in a batter that hits just the right levels of lightness and spice. Among the vegetarian starters, the voll puree makes a popular Calcutta street snack of potato and chickpeas feel more indulgent than the combination has the right to be. As you’d expect, given its name, Ignite will make your taste buds spark.
- High point: Unusual dishes on menu
- Low point: No wi-fi for customers
A bit of Indian magic for lunch!
How many restaurants in Edinburgh could you choose from for lunch - any day of the week? Probably more than you can imagine. So, how do you decide on one that will be right for you? Well, if you are a fan of Bengali and Indian food … like the idea of richly-coloured surroundings that are warm and relaxing … consider a West End location practical and desirable … and will always respond to a special lunchtime offer … then your decision is made for you. It has to be Ignite.
Two courses for £8.50.
At Ignite in Morrison Street (Haymarket station is right on the doorstep), the great-value lunchtime menu is peppered with many eastern favourites. For starters you can have Vegetable Pakura or Somosa, Chicken or Sheek Kebab.
Main courses cover the classic dishers of Kurma, Bhuna, Madras or Ceylon - made with Chicken, Lamb or Vegetables - and also the option of Chicken or Lamb Tikka Massalam. All served with Pilao Rice or Plain Nan . Alternatively, you might choose a Chicken or Mushroom Omelette with French Fries. (You are not compelled to order Indian dishes.)
Tea or coffee? Yes, either is included in the special two-course price and can be used to toast your good sense of value and taste. All that remains is to tell you that there are many other indulgences on the menu if you wish to go beyond the £8.50 limit and that we recommend you reserve your table in advance. Ring (0131) 228 5666.
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272-274 Morrison Street, Haymarket, Edinburgh EH3 8DT
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- Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Music on stereo: Indian music
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2004
- House wine: £14.50 per bottle
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