Jasmine Chinese Restaurant

Jasmine Chinese Restaurant
32–34 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AP
  • Telephone 0131 229 5757
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–2.30pm, 5–11pm; Fri noon–2.30pm, 5pm–11.30pm; Sat noon–11.30pm; Sun 1–11pm
  • Average price £9.50 (set lunch); £21 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.jasminechinese.co.uk
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Jasmine restaurant has the feel of a stately dining room, with glass cabinets nestled in the windows housing grand ornaments. There is an extensive menu and a ‘chef recommends’ icon that is linked to a variety of dishes. The mixed starter is one of these and there are a couple of standout elements of the six choices on offer – delicious salty and spicy chicken and the heavenly combination of crispy king prawns with wasabi. They specialise in fish and seafood, treated in the traditional Chinese method to preserve flavour, and this is certainly evident in stir-fried monkfish with chilli in honey sauce, the fish beautifully cooked and complemented by a delicate sauce. With the usual frozen desserts on offer it might be best to opt instead for the toffee lychees, in a light, sticky batter sprinkled with sesame seeds. Their upmarket surroundings and formal (yet friendly) service make Jasmine slightly pricier, although they do have a good-value lunch deal.

  • High point: Generous portions of tasty Chinese food
  • Low point: Disappointing barbecue ribs
  • Notable dish: Spiced and salty chicken
  • Private dining: None
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs
  • Capacity: 48
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 1997
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle