Pandas come and pandas go. Festivals come and festivals go. Tram systems are planned, laid down and ripped out. Apparently, they sometimes even work.
Yes, Edinburgh is a constantly changing city but some things about it endure.
Opened in 1981, The Verandah Tandoori on Dalry Road has been serving Bangladeshi and Indian dishes for over thirty years.
It has bagged fistfuls of awards and attracted diners like Clint Eastwood and Cliff Richard as well as a loyal following among the curry-loving public.
Well established Indian
A much-loved feature of Dalry’s dining scene (and handily close to Haymarket transport hub), The Verandah Tandoori is something of an Edinburgh institution.
Today’s Big Deal is a simple and effective way to taste the dishes that keep the customers coming back time and again.
£8 for £20 voucher
The Big Deal is £8 for a £20 voucher to dine at The Verandah. From king prawn jalfrezies and chicken tikka masala to lamb rogan josh, there is no shortage of familiar Indian restaurant faves on the menu.
The Verandah also takes a walk on less well beaten paths. Dishes like the Bangladeshi Boal fish cooked with tangy citrus fruit or the pista pasanda flavoured with ground almonds and pistachios offer interesting and authentic alternatives to the best known dishes.
As well as celeb guest diners, The Verandah has collected plenty of accolades and glowing reviews. The Scottish Food Guide has called it the Best Indian Restaurant in Edinburgh and The Sunday Times has gone further and said that it is ‘arguably the best Indian in Scotland’.
Of course, the plaudits that really matter are those dishes out by the customers. This recent TripAdvisor review is typical:
‘Good value. We had the banquet which was very tasty and portion sizes were just right. The service is really friendly and efficient, particularly the owner/manager who was very chatty and friendly. Good atmosphere and location, we will definitely be back.’