Indian Lounge

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Indian Lounge
129a Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DT
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Indian Lounge

Family run basement Rose Street restaurant serving locally sourced, fresh Indian food.

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This family-run Indian restaurant opened in 1983 and has its fair share of loyal regulars who’ve been coming in for years. While the service is uneven, there are real high spots to be found among the menu: salmon tikka is rich and delicious and comes with generous chunks of fish, with a mellow heat spicing up the tomato and coriander curry sauce. The naan is fluffy and sweet, topped with fresh parsley and garlic butter while the mango lassis hit the spot. Besides many well-cooked British Indian menu staples, chef specials include Scottish grass-fed lamb bhuna, king prawn kahai and garlic chicken. Set price lunch and dinner options work out as good value too; a two course veggie lunch is well under a tenner and the evening banquet offering, where chef chooses starters, mains, sides, nan and rice, finished off with kulfi or gulabjamon for dessert, is excellent value too. There’s no corkage charge if you BYOB either.

The List's rating






Claire Sawers visited Indian Lounge on 8 March 2019
  • High point: Good value lunch and dinner menus
  • Low point: The location means you may have to share with loud groups
  • Notable dish: Salmon tikka
  • Average price: £7 (set lunch); £16 (dinner)

Established back in 1983 our family restaurant specialises in Indian and Punjabi cooking.

We only cook with olive oil, use grass-fed Scottish lamb, free range poultry, ship-to-plate seafood in 48 hours or less and buy fresh vegetables on a daily basis.

We also buy our spices whole and grind them ourselves so that way we know we are getting the full flavour of the spice.

Plus we do not add sugar or unhealthy amounts of salt in our food.

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  • Delivery:
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 85
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 1983
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £16 per bottle
  • BYOB: (no corkage)