Since opening in 2007 this neighbourhood Indian in the centre of Dalkeith has established quite a reputation. Fail to make a reservation for the bargain Sunday buffet and you may find yourself in a queue on the pavement. On the other side of the door, personable waiters welcome you into the stylish, modestly sized dining room. The extensive menu encompasses the usual suspects plus a plethora of specials. Itihaas jingha is an excellent start, the meaty king prawns served in a delicately spiced house sauce. Garlic chilli chicken main is tender and packed with flavour, while the salmon in a fish jalfrezi isn’t overwhelmed despite the abundance of green chillies. A side of well-balanced bombay aloo is a satisfying accompaniment. Breads and rice won’t disappoint and the well-priced, concise wine list is worth exploring, especially the South African pinotage. A tapas-style menu is available on Thursday evenings – handy for those who struggle to narrow down their options.
- High point: Ticks all the boxes for a successful dinner
- Low point: Don't just rock up for the Sunday buffet
- Delivery: Orders over £15. £1.50 for local delivery (ie Dalkeith), £2.00 (minimum) for non-local (Bonnyrigg, South Edinburgh, etc)
- Private dining: Up to 25 covers
- Provides: Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Indian-themed background music.
- Capacity: 80
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2007
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £13.95 per bottle