Spice Lounge Kitchen
One of Edinburgh's better Indian restaurants, set incongruously among the suburban bungalows of Corstorphine.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Amid the bungalows of suburban Corstorphine is not where you anticipate finding one of Edinburgh’s better Indian restaurants. So it’s a delight to discover what local residents have known for a while, and with a well-serviced bus stop and private parking attached, transport is not an issue. The open and spacious dining room does tend towards a rather enthusiastic pink, but, hey, embrace the moment and buy in. The food is wonderful, the staff eager to please and assist with any special requests. Starters are substantial. The preparation of each is given dedicated attention and care, so perhaps the plentiful meat or vegetable platters of tender fritters, puffy samosas and pakoras and moist kebabs, accompanied by distinctive and delicious homemade sauces, isn’t really an overindulgence. Succulent lamb shakuti from Goa is rich with coconut milk, heightened with Goan spices. Dreamy dhaba chicken is gently infused with fragrant cumin. Charming owner Jas Singh is justly proud of the high quality and scope Spice Lounge Kitchen delivers and his enthusiasm is as contagious as his food is addictive.
- High point: A menu worth exploring again and again
- Low point: Not being able to eat as much as you order
- Notable dish: Dhaba chicken
- 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
- Music on stereo: Indian
- Live entertainment: Occassionally. They are doing a Bollywood night in June - hurrah!
- Capacity: 240
- Largest group: 100
- Open since: June 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle