Best Indian Restaurants in Edinburgh

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

Best Indian Restaurants in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh’s increasingly diverse selection of Indian restaurants ranges from basic cafeterias to upmarket bistros, with the best examples by no means restricted to the city centre. The overall trend for casual, small-plate dining has hand an impact here, and the best places offer far more than the staples of rogan josh and tikka massala (tempting though they may be on a cold night). Venues increasingly reference Indian regional cooking and veggies and vegans are usually well catered for. It’s also worth noting some of the city’s best value set menu deals can be found here, often enhanced by the option to BYOB.

28 Bernard Street, Leith, EH6 6PP
Vibrant Indian and Thai dishes are served to equally high standards in this high-ceilinged, intimately lit venue. | read our review of Mintleaf

Mother India's Café
3–5 Infirmary Street, Old Town, EH1 1LT
Tapas style menu of freshly made dishes in a relaxed and informal establishment. | read our review of Mother India's Café

Spice Lounge Kitchen
1 Craigmount View, Corstorphine, EH12 8HG
One of Edinburgh's better Indian restaurants, set incongruously among the suburban bungalows of Corstorphine. | read our review of Spice Lounge Kitchen

6–8 Clerk Street, Southside, EH8 9HX
South Indian Tanjore serves delicious, good-value dishes, including vegan and gluten-free options, in a café-style setting. | read our review of Tanjore

V Deep
60 Henderson Street, Leith, EH6 6DE
Fresh, adventurous Indian cooking in a revamped old boozer, served up with craft beers and a glitterball. | read our review V Deep

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. 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.


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