Recently when visiting Edinburgh for our yearly Christmas shopping trip we decided to come and give Pataka's a try after walking past the night before and wanting to try it the following evening. I called early evening to make reservation for later that evening as I am aware restaurants are busy this time of the year due to Christmas.
During our experience at Pataka's we found the service to be absolutely faultless! The waiters were so attentive, making sure that we were cared for an received top class service. The restaurant was spotless and clean showing the pride that the staff take in the business. Me and my dad decided to have starters, he had chicken tikka and I had the Alo Gobi cauliflower balls for main course me and my mum had Chicken Tikka Massalam and my dad had Jaipuri Chicken we then shared a garlic and peshwari naan and two rice. I can honestly say the food was delicious, by far the best naan breads I have ever tasted and I am a big fan of Indian food! They were so fresh and light. After finishing our meal, the waiter came over to our table and cleared everything out the way so we could sit and talk he enageged in conversation with us and he found him to be very friendly and welcoming along with all the other staff working that evening. We were then offered a free Liqueur on the house as we were visiting Edinburgh. These gestures are what make visits to restaurants such as Pataka so special and sets them ahead of restaurants in the City. The biggest surprise of the night had to be the bill, considering we had a bottle of red wine, a beer, a diet coke, 2 starters, 3 curries , 2 naan breads, 2 rice the bill came to just under £65... amazing value for such quality service and food! If you are visiting Edinburgh I would seriously recommend visiting this wonderful place, it is a nice walk out of the City centre to it or if you prefer it's only a couple of pounds in a taxi but trust me, take a trip out of the City it's streets ahead of Indian restaurants you would find in the City and the only reason it isn't ranked higher on tripadvisor is due to it not being located in the City Centre. A fantastic night, thank you to all staff in Pataka you will be highly recommend to anyone I know and a visit next year will definitely be on the cards.