Spice Lounge Kitchen

Spice Lounge Kitchen
1 Craigmount View, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, EH12 8HG
  • Telephone 0131 476 9999
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–1am.
  • Email
  • Website www.spiceloungekitchen.co.uk
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Spice Lounge Kitchen

Versatile Indian restaurant, bar and function suite with a wide-ranging menu set incongruously among the suburban bungalows of Corstorphine.

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The Spice Lounge Kitchen on Drumbrae casts its net wide in a neighbourhood that is not awash with places to eat and drink. Under one roof you will find a full-blown Indian restaurant with a sideline in pizzas and ‘international dishes’, from penne Punjabi pasta to fish and chips, plus a separate bar selling keenly priced Tennents, Guinness and Cobra on tap. Choosing from such a packed menu takes time, as you settle into padded banquettes in the low-ceilinged, spacious main room. Among starters, the vegetarian option may be best; burrah champ lamb chops are slightly overcooked. There's a range of sizzling tandoori dishes, biryanis and Anglo-Indian stalwarts, as well as main courses that include a generous, garlicky Punjabi lamb palak and a mildly spicy maccher johl of haddock, with green chillis and mustard seeds.

The List's rating
7

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Tom Bruce-Gardyne visited Spice Lounge Kitchen on 6 February 2019
  • High point: Good-value drinks list
  • Low point: Huge menu needs pruning back
  • Notable dish: Lucknow lamb biryani
  • Average price: £7.50 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Delivery through Just Eat (planning to add own delivery)
  • Private dining: Up to 120 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Occasional Bollywood nights for anniversaries, Diwali, New Year's Eve etc. and an occasional live DJ
  • Capacity: 240
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: June 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle