Ginger Restaurant

14 reviews

11 South College Street, EH8 9AA

Old Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: Indian, International, Nepalese

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About Ginger Restaurant

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great find!

    I chose this restaurant because it was near our Fringe venue so had no idea what it would be like. We were all delighted with this choice. The restaurant is small with very friendly staff and the food was excellent. We all ordered different things and they were all delicious! I tried the Nepalese beer which was on offer and it was also delicious! I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.
    Maureen Aitken - dined in restaurant 07/08/2018
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Very good

    Took 20% off a la carte deal. Food was very good and tasty. Waiter was quite chatty without being intrusive. However, were served three sauces to accompany our poppadoms. We had only asked for the poppadoms but saw on the bill we were also charged for the sauces. Tsk tsk! Also, despite showing our booking on entry, the bill was without the 20% discount. Challenged this and it was sorted immediately with apology. Could have been a simple oversight. Restaurant was empty apart from us at 6 o'clock on a Friday during the Fringe - surprising given how good the food was. Would go back here.
    John Bruce - dined in restaurant 03/08/2018

Indian and Nepalese in Old Town

Ginger Restaurant is a Indian and Nepalese restaurant which is slightly tucked away on South College Street. Compact and simply decorated with a striking mural over the bar, it is a cosy spot for a pre-theatre dinner, romantic night out or big celebration with friends and family.

Authentic spices and herbs

With a kitchen team that has seen action in some very upmarket hotels in Dubai and India, Ginger Restaurant is keen to use authentic Nepalese and Indian spices and herbs in their dishes. Many of the options – such as the chicken pakora, lamb madras and the range of tandoori dishes – will be familiar to fans of Indian food.

Some of the Nepalese dishes might seem more exotic. For example, the bheda kho khutta features a leg of lamb cooked with traditional Nepalese herbs while the mo mo are Nepalese steamed dumplings. Vegetarians have plenty of choices at Ginger Restaurant and the seafood section offers a dish of pangasius fish in a coconut milk sauce alongside a selection of prawn and king prawn dishes.

Local attractions and transport links

Ginger Restaurant is on South College Street. It is close to Edinburgh University’s Old Town base and is just a two minute walk from Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the National Museum of Scotland. The nearest train station is Waverley which, like the tram line, is a brisk ten minute stroll. There is restricted pay parking on Chamber Street.

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