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Southside & Holyrood
Indian, Asian, Halal, Bangladeshi
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29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
0131 667 0123
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Huntingdon UK
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The welcome was very good even on a Fringe night. We booked ahead as we were a party of five. The food was exceptional as were the staff. They even took one of our party into the kitchens to show him around so that he could see the food being prepared. The chefs by the way were the parents of... More 

1 Thank hilltopbob
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

New Indians are always a walk into the unknown, the menu looks familiar but will the dishes resemble those at your regular haunts? I found this a big step down from the Indian/Bangladeshi food I've become used to in other parts of the U.K. It was more what I'd expect from a cheap late night take away - too much... More 

2 Thank BristolFamily_10
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love everything about this place and come back every year when at the festival. Incredibly friendly staff, delicious food and a great story behind this wonderful restaurant. We absolutely love the staff they are just so smiley! Thanks for yet another beautiful meal :)

1 Thank Charlie G
Dunfermline, Scotland.
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here when visiting Edinburgh for the Fringe with friends. It is a great family run restuarant and so friendly. The portions of food are very big and tasty (and we know our Indian food) will def come back. Unfortunately my knee dislocated (at least we had finished our meal) and we had to get a... More 

1 Thank jandpreid
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading such raving reviews I booked a table for myself and three friends. We were seated in a quite restaurant and greeted by staff in a friendly manner. Unfortunately two of my friends arrived late, but again the staff were understanding, indicating no rush and to take our time. We were talked through the menu by a lovely member... More 

1 Thank 441Luckylady
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of four ladies having dinner and a catch up before seeing a show. We booked a table for 6pm as we thought it would be busy during fringe time. We arrived, ordered, ate our meal and drank our byo fizz. It was a lovely evening and we were in a fantastic mood - dinner had been... More 

2 Thank Katriona H
West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food can make a good restaurant, but the experience can make it a great one. And this is definitely a great one. Firstly, the greeting we had from a lovely woman with such a fantastic personality made us feel very welcome and relaxed. The food was all cooked perfectly, each dish had it's own flavour also the sundries like rice,... More 

1 Thank Brian E
Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went here and were not disappointed! Warmly welcomed, the smells of spices as we entered were incredible. The menu was great and had a lot of interesting dishes not often found in curry houses. The atmosphere was brilliant and the staff were kind and helpful. The food was delicious and even though we had some hot... More 

1 Thank Tom M
Thun, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband discovered this restaurant by accident last year during the fringe. We had good there twice that year and always enjoyed it. So much that on this years visit we already visited it twice again :)

1 Thank Sandra W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last evening with friends. Lovely welcome. Knowledgable information about the different curries and different selections I have not seen on other Indian menus. BYOB was fab. Nice family atmosphere. Good value for money. Service was fist class. Really enjoyed mums nan breads. The lamb was lovely, very tender.

1 Thank Ann m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $24
Indian, Asian, Halal, Bangladeshi
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: 0131 667 0123
Wee Family run Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant.Mum and Dad cooking with the kids at the front of house.Bring your own bottle (no corkage charge, wine and beer only)Food cooked and served with alot of love and affection.Try our mums homestyle cooking chicken and lamb on the bone (what we have for dinner at home !) Dont forget the chocolate nan bread and other dishe's only available at our place my friends ! ! ! :)Open every day 4.30pm to 11.30pm

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighborhood Profile
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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