13–14 Dalziel Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5TP
  • Telephone 0131 656 9604
  • Food served Mon–Thu & Sun 4–10.30pm; Fri/Sat 4–11pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 4.30–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
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Family-run neighbourhood venue that isn't afraid to experiment with its Indian and Nepalese offerings.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Despite having only opened its doors four months ago, Gautam’s has already become a fixture in its Meadowbank neighbourhood. Weekends find the place packed with locals enjoying generous plates of Indian and Nepalese fare, which feels particularly appropriate given that Gautam’s is a family affair: a pair of brothers cook up a storm in the kitchen, while their children run the front of house. A clear pride in the details – as displayed in the real flowers on every table and the Nepalese paintings on the walls – extends from the décor to the food itself, from the Scottish-sourced meats to their innovative touches on traditional cuisine. The handmade samosas are a real revelation, full of flavour and served with a side of chickpeas for that extra savoury bite. The chicken of the gau’ ko kukhuro falls off the bone and into a spiced tomato sauce that is surprisingly subtle in flavour, while raja’s nihari gohst boasts a similarly tender and delicately-flavoured lamb swimming in an aromatic gravy. Such a strong start can only augur great things for Gautam’s future.

The List's rating






Deborah Chu visited Gautam's on 11 March 2019
  • High point: Incredibly friendly service and perhaps the best samosas in town
  • Low point: Prepare to book well in advance for a table on the weekends
  • Notable dish: Samosas
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £22 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Uber Eats, Just Eat, Deliveroo
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Traditional Nepalese songs
  • Capacity: 65
  • Largest group: 65
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle
  • BYOB: £1.50 cans, £5 wine corkage (Must be given prior notice)
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