About Indian Lounge
Smallish intimate restaurant in the heart of the city.
Excellent service and delicious food.
Staff were very nice and although it was a busy saturday night, just the right pace for service.
Pre theatre dinner
A very busy Saturday night in Edinburgh and we booked for 5pm. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived but within 20 minutes all the tables were taken. The pre theatre dinner was excellent value and very tasty. The service was efficient. As we left people were queuing for tables. Enjoyed our dinner!!
Family-run Indian in city centre
Indian Lounge is a family-run Punjabi restaurant on Rose Street in Edinburgh city centre. Serving curries to visitors and Edinburgh residents for over thirty years, the 80 seat Indian Lounge is one of the capital’s oldest Indian restaurants.
Authentic dishes from award-winning chef
The award-winning chef at Indian Lounge grinds carefully selected spices to make a wide variety of traditional and innovative Indian dishes. While the menus are rooted in northern Indian, or Punjabi, culinary traditions, the choices reflect all of India’s regional cuisines from southern Indian madras and vindaloo curries to dhansaks from Mumbai.
From northern India, there are lamb, chicken and king prawn tandoori dishes. Many diners opt for the special karahi bhoona dishes which are flamed in cognac. The menu also has a section dedicated to the house specialities like the massalidar gosht – tender, boneless lamb or chicken pieces cooked with lime and pickle to give a distinct taste and aroma. As always in Indian restaurants, there is a great range of appetising vegetarian dishes such as the channa puri – spiced Afghan chick peas in a wafer-thin chapati.
City centre attractions and transport links
Indian Lounge is on Rose Street, between Frederick and Castle streets. The Princes Street tram line and several bus routes are a two minute walk. Waverley train station is a ten minute walk. Nearby attractions include the shops of Princes and George streets, Princes Street Gardens and the Scottish National Gallery.