- Telephone 0131 228 5666
- Food served Mon–Sun noon–2pm, 5.30–11.30pm.
- Average price £8.50 (set lunch); £18 (evening meal)
- Website www.igniterestaurant.co.uk
This review is taken from the 2015 edition.
Located just along from Haymarket station, Ignite provides a fiery culinary oasis for travellers and commuters fighting through the West End crowds. The interior is impressive, with warm, textured walls, stylish Moroccan pendant lights and crisp linen-covered tables. Happily, the food is notable too, with a striking depth of flavour across the dishes. A salmon kebab starter is tantalisingly tender and beautifully spiced, while for mains diners can choose from a plethora of meat, fish and vegetable curry options including Ignite’s take on the classics. The chicken in the rogan josh is moist and plentiful in a hot and tangy sauce, while those looking for something a bit different have options including maracel chicken, served in batter with peppers and ginger. The restaurant buzzes with a pleasing hum of conversation as locals and visitors pass through, their hunger and thirst favourably quenched.
- High point: Spicy depth of taste across the dishes
- Low point: No refreshing lassi yoghurt drinks on the menu
- Notable dish: Salmon kebab
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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- Delivery: £2
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Music on stereo: Indian music
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2004
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle