About Lancers Brasserie
Bengali and North Indian restaurant in Stockbridge
A popular fixture on the Stockbridge restaurant scene since the mid-Eighties, Lancers Brasserie serves Bengali and North Indian dishes. Decorated in a contemporary style, this Hamilton Place restaurant has three dining rooms, all with a regimental theme. As well as the Officers’ Club private dining room, there is the main Lancers’ Mess and the Regiment Club which features a large mural of Bengali cavalry.
Popular Indian favourites
Lancers Brasserie offers thali, or all-in-one set menus, as well as a keenly priced express business lunch and a la carte menu. Familiar choices include the bhunas, biryani and tandoori dishes. Less well-known options might be the sarisha murgh – diced chicken kebab cooked with mustard and green herbs in a fresh, medium strength sauce.
When it comes to fish dishes, Lancers offers options such as the boal mossallam – grilled Bangladeshi fish cooked with lemon, garlic and green herbs in a medium strength sauce – as well as lots of king prawn choices. There are several vegetarian choices including the misti sag – fresh spinach and butternut squash, cooked with green herbs and garnished with a touch of grated fresh ginger and green chillies.
Local transport links and attractions
Lancers Brasserie is on Hamilton Place by the bridge that gives the Stockbridge neighbourhood its name. There is restricted on-street parking and regular bus services run to and from the centre of the city. Waverley and Haymarket are a ten minute taxi. Local attractions include the Water of Leith and the Botanic Gardens.