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


Curry in Scotland's capital may not be exactly sizzling hot but good-quality, mostly North Indian and Bangladeshi establishments continue to prosper. Some of the city's oldest restaurants continue to enjoy deservedly loyal fans; there are also plenty of low-key wee gems cooking good, simple food at excellent value in surprising environments. And things are starting to heat up in spots: high-profile newcomers are offering more modern twists, from bacon naan rolls to spice encrusted pan-fried scallops and gulab jamun meringue.

3a St Andrew Square, New Town, EH2 2BD
This newcomer brings a taste of historic Bombay to Edinburgh, with an atmsopheric Irani café open from breakfast until late. | read our review of Dishoom

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

88 Haymarket Terrace, Haymarket, EH12 5LQ
Expect fresh and innovative cooking from this understated Haymarket Indian restaurant. | read our review of Navadhanya

10–12 Craigleith Road, Craigleith, EH4 2DP
Ronaq's star is riding high with the opening of its new Market Street location – and the original Craigleith base is pretty smashing too. | read our review of Ronaq

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

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. 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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