42 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1LL
  • Telephone 0131 557 8820
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11.30am–11.30pm.
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Indian and Pakistani tapas with a heavy accent on the chargrill and BYOB options.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Indian tapas is all the rage at the moment and as one of the newer establishments taking on this trend, Roti doesn't disappoint. The Bollywood vibe from the décor creates the ideal ambience for a celebratory occasion, giving the place a sense of glitz as you dine perched on pink leather benches under magenta lighting. The menu overflows with Pakistani and Indian classics, from Lahori lamb chops and butter chicken to saag paneer and fish masala. The smaller portions match the prices, giving you the chance to sample a variety of options without overdoing it. Be sure to opt for poppadums to start which come with a traditional pickle tray that is great preparation for the extensive flavours on offer throughout the menu. There are plenty of desserts too, including sundaes, waffles, milkshakes and ice-cream. However, go for the Desi desserts like the delicious rose-flavoured falooda or gulab jamun for something that little bit special.

The List's rating






Arusa Qureshi visited Roti on 31 January 2018
  • High point: Substantial portions for decent prices
  • Low point: The presentation could be a bit neater
  • Notable dish: Nihari
  • Average price: £10 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 75 (downstairs)
  • 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: Modern Indian music
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2017
  • BYOB: £0 corkage