About Indian Cavalry Club
Our party of four all enjoyed our choices. Salmon fillet with spicy bhuna sauce was very tasty and chicken dhansak, vindaloo and veggie options also all went down well. The service was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. As the restaurant was rather quiet, it may have helped if the music was slightly louder to create a bit more atmosphere. Hope to return soon.
Upmarket West End Indian restaurant
With a grand West End address, uniformed staff and choice of dining rooms, the award-winning Indian Cavalry Club is one of Edinburgh’s smarter Indian restaurants. Opened in 1986, it has positioned itself as offering a more pukka alternative to many of its peers. The restaurant is long accustomed to providing for business diners and, of course, also welcomes couples, family groups and tourists.
Large range of regional specialities
Along with a wide selection of pakora and South Indian dosa pancakes, the Indian Cavalry Club serves all the favourite curries, biryani and tandoori dishes you might expect. A number of the dishes allow diners to specify how they would like the main ingredient cooked (pan-fried, char grilled, tandoor) and what sauce to serve with it. Sauce options range from hot and sour Goanese specialities to rich and spicy sauces from Calcutta.
Vegetarians are particularly well catered for with choices such as the Punjabi dahl maharani – a traditional delicacy made from five different lentils and garlic fried with fenugreek leaves. Dishes like the seafood platter – sea bass, salmon tikka and king prawns in a green chilli, garlic, tamarind and cumin sauce – make the Indian Cavalry Club stand out.
West End transport and attractions
Indian Cavalry Club is on Coates Crescent in Edinburgh’s West End. There is pay parking at the Sheraton Hotel and the tramline runs past the restaurant. Haymarket train station is a five minute walk. Nearby attractions include the Filmhouse, Usher Hall, EICC and Traverse Theatre.