Annakut Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

Annakut Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant
13 Newington Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1QR
  • Telephone 0131 667 9897
  • Opening times Daily: noon–2pm & 5–10.30pm.
  • Seasonal times During the Festival open Mon–Sun noon–2pm, 5.30–11pm
  • Food served Tue–Sat noon–2pm, 5.30–10.30pm; Sun 5.30–10.30pm. Closed Mon.
  • Email
  • Website www.annakut.uk
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Annakut Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant

Veggie Indian restaurant with a good range of vegan choices, focusing on the cuisines of southern India and Gujarat.

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The home of Indian vegetarian food is Gujarat – birthplace of Ghandi – and inspiration for Annakut, which brought its vegan and vegetarian cooking to Newington two years ago. The menu is full of subtle, health-conscious dishes where the use of oil and buttery sauces is kept to a minimum. Some allegedly have medicinal properties like kaju karela – fried bitter gourd – which is said to be good for cleansing the gut. The dhal makhani – smoked black lentils in a light, creamy sauce – is easily mopped up with a choice of equally light, well-cooked naans, as is the sweetly spiced ringan no oro (mashed grilled aubergines). A bowl of Annakut royal biriyani with fragrant basmati rice, loaded with fresh beans, cashews, ginger and saffron, is almost a meal in itself and perfect for sharing. And fear not if you're not a fan of ultra-spicy food; aside from the tangy veg kohlhapuri, the dishes tend to be on the mild side.

The List's rating
6.8

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Tom Bruce-Gardyne visited Annakut Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant on 20 February 2019
  • High point: A chef with a deft touch
  • Low point: The functional space jars with the soulful cooking
  • Notable dish: Annakut Royal Biriyani
  • Average price: £15.95 (set lunch); £15 (dinner)

Finest & authentic Indian Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine, our menu contains three of the most popular foody regions from India. Gujarati, Punjabi and South Indian food with authentic street food starters, come dine with us to experience the real taste of India.

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  • Delivery: Free over £15
  • 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: Indian instrumental
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle

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