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“Good, but not exceptional”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Indian Cavalry Club - CLOSED

Indian Cavalry Club
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $45
Cuisines: Grill, Indian, Asian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West End
Description: Welcome to the Indian Cavalry Club - Edinburgh's premier Indian restaurant, founded in 1986. Over the years we have built a reputation for the preparing fine Indian cuisine, freshly cooked to order by our award winning chefs. From classic favourites to new grill infusions, our menu caters to all tastes. Whether you are looking for a healthy salad or a fresh curry with rice, the Indian Cavalry Club has something for all. A family friendly venue with a host of unique dining spaces, each with their own special touch. A luxurious environment as the perfect complement to famously fine food. Make your booking for a table today! Best wishes, Indian Cavalry Club
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“Good, but not exceptional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a quick meal near the Haymarket Station, and the Cavalry Club fitted the bill. Food was good, portion size excellent and service adequate. I'd agree with comments elsewhere that the pickles with the popadums weren't very imaginative.
I'd certainly try it again, although you'd probably beable to find better if you search around.

1 Thank Keith D
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Perth, Australia
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“No where as good as before”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Having eaten at the previous location prior to the move and being very impressed we returned for another revisit some years later.

This restaurant whilst being a pleasant place to have a meal was just now another Indian restaurant. Their service was sufficient at best but far below the standard their pricing and history demands.

We took friends to celebrate their marriage recently and chose 4 starters then followed with 6 assorted mains. Complimented with white and red wine.

We eat a lot of Indian food and have to say that nothing served was remarkable and we have had equivalent quality and quantity at many other establishments for 1/2 the price.

Great place but not worth the money that they charge.

Disappointed in the overall delivery and will not spend the money again.
To many other good restaurants on offer at far better pricing in Edinburgh.

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1 Thank Robert G
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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Recommended by the manager of our hotel. Great choice, not cheap, but excellent food, with a good choice of dishes, very helpful staff. As the saying goes you get what you pay for.

Visited December 2012
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“Underwhelming and Overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

We arrived at the time we booked and had to stand for 15mins for our table
We had to ask for poppadoms and the pickle tray was unimaginative - a bowl of onion with no seasoning; mango sauce and a basic yoghurt
Starter and main course was good but this is an expensive indian for what you get
There are better indian restaurants in the centre of town e.g. Ignite, Lancers etc
My mate who was there rated it 2 out of 5

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank EdinburghEuan
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Oh Dear! Not What It Once Was”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

I first visited (for business) the Indian Cavalry Club in 1991 (previous building). I thought it was brilliant and went back a few times in the years that followed. First visited the "new" building 3 years ago with my wife for the first time. It was OK and she enjoyed it but it was far from what I remembered.

For my latest visit, service was slow and without any care (they were hardly busy either). The food was OK, but the high price was not reflected in the quality. Having been coming on and off for 20 years I think I will be looking for other places to eat in the future (of which there is a multitude).

I have also recommended and sung this places praises on many occasions to friends who were visiting Edinburgh – I will now stop doing this!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank M1BDA
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