Popular, traditional South Queensferry curry house.
Famous for its bridges and boats, pretty South Queensferry has one solitary curry house: the pithily named Queen’s Spice. There is no need for any others as this bustling establishment at the start of the high street offers plenty of traditional choices, from vegetarian specialities through to lamb or chicken ‘old goodies’ like korma, bhuna or dansak. It’s not the most salubrious restaurant in town, decked out with faux mahogany furniture on a dated red carpet, but it’s neat, clean and bright. There’s a strong choice of starters and side dishes, so it’s worth skipping the poppadums with uninspiring mango chutney and jumping straight onto the generously stuffed haggis pakora. From the veggie mains paneer jalfrazie is a good choice with plenty of spinach, vegetables and a warm hint of ginger. A garlic king prawn is less exciting but comes in a pleasant light tomato based sauce mopped up with a warm and flavoursome tandoori roti.
- High point: Good atmosphere with lots of happy locals
- Low point: Watch out for the huge wine glass which will make you drink more
- Delivery: Free local delivery
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 48
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 1995
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £15 per bottle