42 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1LL
  • Telephone 0131 557 8820
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11.30am–11.30pm.
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Birra Moretti

Indian and Pakistani tapas with a heavy accent on the chargrill and BYOB options.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This new kid on the South Bridge block, with its Mumbai discoteque-chic décor, is already buzzing with diners drawn in by traditional dishes served tapas style. Deep pink leather benches make a bold statement alongside neon indoor signage, placing Roti directly into the party venue category. Noisy groups of hungry nightlife lovers will revel in the extensive array of Pakistani and Indian delights thrown together on the menu in a haphazard fashion. Dig into some crispy poppadums with accompanying traditional pickle tray, including a tongue-numbing green hari chutney, while mentally digesting the prospect of kebabs, pakora, samosa, mini lamb or chicken karahis, butter chickens and dhals. Standout dishes include a slow-cooked lamb Punjabi saag gosht and a creamy black dhal. Homemade desserts feature the likes of mango or pistachio kulfi, or a range of Punjabi sweets such as gajrela. The bar dispenses popular mocktails and you can also BYOB for free.

  • High point: Enjoyable tapas-style Indian
  • Low point: A shock of deep pink isn't very chilled
  • Notable dish: Punjabi saag Gosht
  • Average price: Vegetrian £5.95; meat £6.95 (Thali Mon–Thur only); £18 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 75 (downstairs)
  • 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: Modern Indian music
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2017
  • BYOB: £0 corkage