Family-run neighbourhood venue that isn't afraid to experiment with its Indian and Nepalese offerings.
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.
- 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)