88 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5LQ
  • Telephone 0131 281 7187
  • Opening times Tues–Sun 6pm–11pm; Tues–Fri noon–2pm; Sat–Sun noon–2.30pm; Closed Monday
  • Food served Tue–Sun noon–2pm, 6–11pm. Mon closed.
  • Average price £10 (set lunch); £40 (7 course tasting menu)
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in association with
Birra Moretti

Newcomer Navadhanya brings something fresh and innovative to Indian cooking in the capital.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Navadhanya, a newcomer to Edinburgh’s Indian restaurant scene aims for fine dining cuisine. The interior is sophisticated and contemporary, with a minimalist décor of contrasting creams and dark wood. Inspired by regional Indian dishes and making the most of Scotland’s larder, the menu offers a refreshing twist while retaining authentic flavours. A choice of lamb, chicken, seafood and vegetable dishes offer innovative combinations, which are a far cry from the usual curry house offerings. Tandoori-grilled salmon to start delivers fish delicately marinated in paprika, roasted cumin, mustard and curry leaf, alongside a sweet mango sauce. A main of kali mirchi ka lobster, meaty chunks of lobster tail in a rich sauce of shallots, tomatoes and crushed red peppers is bold in heat, but without masking the flavours of the sea and spices. The high standard continues through to desserts, with homemade pistachio and mango kulfi providing a dense yet light, refreshing finish, while polite and courteous staff ensuring a memorable experience all round.

  • High point: The refined, innovative dishes
  • Low point: A bit on the pricey side
  • Notable dish: Tandoori grill salmon
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening, jazz.
  • Capacity: 46
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £19.50 per bottle