Konkana

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Konkana
30–32 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LJ
  • Telephone 0131 228 6694
  • Food served Mon–Sat 5.30–10.30pm. Closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website www.konkana.co.uk
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Konkana

Tollcross restaurant doing well-seasoned, artfully presented Indian dishes, with a strong focus on fresh fish and seafood.

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Run by the team behind Kalpna, the vegan and vegetarian at St Patrick’s Square, Konkana is a more elegant, seafood-focused sister restaurant in Tollcross. A lot of thought has gone into both the menu and room; there are soft green and pink mood lights, blingy crystal drop decorations and purple orchids in the main front area, with leather banquette seating and green pot plants through the back. The chefs take great care to not overpower the fresh fish with too many spices and exotic Indian flavours, getting the balance right with aromatic, light sauces. The seafood appetisers deserve a look; choose from local catch of the day fried in a delicate gram flour batter and served with tamarind and mint chutney or sea bass with a potato and pomegranate take on chaat, the roadside snack. Presentation and service raises the bar well above the standard curry house, with fresh flowers, dainty salad garnishes and tasteful dots and squiggles of colourful sauces sitting prettily on minimal white tableware. Leave space for dessert - they do a delicious gulab jamun dribbled (but not drenched) in a perfumey rose and cinnamon syrup and a potent mango kulfi with crunchy pistachios on top.

The List's rating
8.2

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Claire Sawers visited Konkana on 10 March 2019
  • High point: Colourful presentation, well thought out flavours
  • Low point: Only open at dinner time
  • Notable dish: Machhere jhol (Bengali fish curry)
  • Average price: £20 (dinner)
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Instrumental music
  • Capacity: 50
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

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