Best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh

Best Indian Restaurants in Edinburgh


We've whittled down Edinburgh's rich Indian restaurant scene to these top five contenders


With more and more fresh takes on tradition, curry options in Edinburgh are more interesting, fresh and flavourful than ever before. From the hip and trendy to the quintessentially Indian experience, there is an abundance of good-quality establishments benefiting from excellent service, new ideas and delicious food.

Bombay Bicycle Club
This understated Tollcross favourite serves high-quality traditional Indian cuisine.

Quirky concoctions and street food classics inspired by the Irani-style cafes of Bombay.

Mother India's Café
A tempting and varied menu packed with tapas-style treats in a casual setting.

Expect fresh, unconventional Indian fine dining at this elegant Haymarket establishment.

South Indian delights tumble out of this Southside curry house with plenty of veggie, vegan and gluten-free options.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

25th Edition published April 2018. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
A Navadhanya
32-34 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AP
Expect fresh and innovative cooking from this understated Indian restaurant which recently moved to the heart of Theatreland in Grindlay Place.
B Bombay Bicycle Club
6–6a Brougham Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9HW
Good-quality classic Indian restaurant with refreshed classics and inspired new ideas.
C Dishoom
3a St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BD
Stylish Bombay-style café serving small plates of delicious Indian fare, with friendly service and chai on tap.
D Mother India's Café
3–5 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT
Tapas-style menu of freshly made, memorable Indian dishes in a relaxed and informal establishment. Takeaway review As one of central Edinburgh's better Indian restaurants, a takeaway from Mother India is an attractive option if you're in this part of…
E Tanjore
6–8 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HX
Bright and bustling South Indian restaurant serving up tasty, authentic dishes with plenty of veggie and gluten-free options.

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