The Winner of the Gourmet Britain Best Vegetarian Restaurant Award for 2011After over 25 years being virtually unchanged, this excellent restaurant specialing in the vegetarian cooking of Gujerati and Southern India, has been completely refurbished- including splendid wall sconces (produced by Indian artists 'imported' for the occasion).
The restaurant's elephant logo shows you can be big and strong without eating meat.
Here you can feast on stuffed lentil pasties, rice pancakes - but all beautifully-prepared and presented so you wouldn't recognise their humble origines.
Specialities include 'Khoya Kaju' from Rajasthan including Cashews, Cream, Sultanas and Nutmeg and 'Saam Savera' (spinach stuffed with paneer, saffron, ginger and nuts, served with pink mughlai gravy).
Thalis are particularly popular, but check out the daily specialities.
If you're in Edinburgh, a visit is highly recommended - even confirmed carnivores will enjoy the experience.
- Food Style: Indian Vegetarian
- Lunch: Mon-Sat, 12.00-14.00; set L £7.00; mains £6 to £13
- Dinner: Mon-Sat, 17.30-22.30 (Sun 18.00-22.00 April to Sept); set D £12.95-£16.95; mains from £6-£13
- Seats: 65
- Wine: a short wine list includes some varieties from India and has modest mark-ups & is backed up by Indian beers plus various Lassi's
- Children's portions: No
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Edinburgh
- Closed: Sun; 25th Dec & 1st Jan
- Air conditioned