Neighbourhood Indian restaurant with good value set menus and excellent breads.
For those who like it not so hot, Voujon’s takeaway menu could well hit the spot. Although it features most of the standard Indian dishes, several are described as mild or lightly spiced, for example the starter voll puri – a mix of chick peas and potatoes with a puri on top. Red Fort chicken and aloo mangshaw may be a bit bland for some – you can really taste the lamb in the latter despite its tag as medium hot, but the meat is fall-apart tender. While ghobi bora (deep-fried cauliflower balls) could be crisper – deep-fried dishes don’t travel so well – their Peshawari naan is one of the best.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The formal table settings and Villeroy & Boch cutlery at this neighbourhood restaurant create a surprisingly grand first impression. Not every dish that follows matches those raised expectations but there are some definite highlights. There’s a surprisingly diverse and good value wine list and a strong emphasis on fish and vegetarian dishes in keeping with its Bengali origins. Breads are a notable highlight with some of Edinburgh’s best naan breads coming from their clay oven: fresh, not too dense and delicately smoky. Also noteworthy are the excellent value complete dinners at £32.95 (vegetarian) or £36.95 (non-vegetarian) for two people. Specify the level of spice you prefer, along with your likes/dislikes and the chef will put together a selection of starters and mains. This is a popular option among the tourist clientele from the nearby guest houses, as well as those seeking simple, good value.
- High point: Excellent breads
- Low point: Not as fancy as first impression
- Notable dish: Clay oven-baked breads
- Delivery: Free for orders over £15 within two or three mile radius
- Private dining: Up to 20 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Nothing
- Capacity: 90
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2003
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
- House wine: £12.50 per bottle