Indian Lounge Restaurant & Bar in Edinburgh

A Family Business Established since 1983

A very warm welcome to Indian Lounge, our Indian restaurant in Edinburgh, where you will taste true Punjabi flavours of India. We have been cooking for over 36 years and our head chef is regarded as one of the best in Edinburgh. Only the best will do in our establishment.

We buy free range poultry, grass-fed Scottish lamb, ship to plate seafood in 48 hours or less and fresh vegetables on a daily basis, all delivered from local and reputable suppliers. Our spices we buy whole and grind our self, that way we know exactly what is in our food. We only cook with olive oil and healthy ingredients.

Around 80% of our menu is gluten free.

Unlike large companies we do not buy frozen and reheat in an oven as many big chain establishments. The only frozen food we buy is green peas and chips.

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Indian Lounge Edinburgh serves Halal food.




 The Menu

*Click a menu below to expand

G = Gluten Free

V = Vegan

D = Dairy Free

*If required, state mild, medium or hot spiced.

Prices subject to change


Grilled Tandoori Starters

Marinated overnight in our special mix of Punjabi spices and grilled in a clay oven. Also very healthy.

Mixed Kebab £4.75 G

Chicken tikka, seek kebab and chicken wings.

Chicken Tikka £3.95 G

Boneless chicken.

Salmon Tikka £5.55 G

Marinated Scottish Salmon.

Lamb Chops £5.55 G

Superb and flavoursome.

Seek Kebab £3.95 G

King Prawn Tikka £5.55 G

Chicken Wings £3.95 G

Pakoras are nuggets made with our special batter, deep-fried and served with a delicious dip:

Chicken Pakora £3.60 G

Mix Pakora £3.95 G

Vegetable Pakora, Onion Bhaji and Chicken.

Fish Pakora £4.75 G

King Prawn Butterfly £5.20 G

Puri is an unleavened Indian bread, commonly consumed on the Indian subcontinent. Below are options of various delicious fillings to choose from:

Prawn Puri £4.75

King Prawn Puri £5.55

Chicken Puri £5.55

Lamb Puri £5.55

Samosa £3.60

Exquisite minced meat enclosed peas, potato, coriander and spices in a crunchy pasty.

Garlic Prawns £3.95 G

Selected prawns sautéed in Punjabi spices.

Prawn Cocktail £3.95 G

Succulent prawns soaked in a delectable recipe sauce.

Vegetarian Starters

Panner Stir Fry £3.95 G

Pan fried panner in chefs selected Punjabi spices.

Lentil Soup £3.15 G V

Homemade soup with lentils and spices (no flour added to thicken soup).

Vegetable Samosa £3.60

Vegetables enclosed in a crunchy pasty.


Pakoras are nuggets made with our special batter, deep-fried and serve with a delicious dip:

Scottish Haggis Pakora £3.95 G V

Vegetable Pakora £3.15 G V

Onion Bhaji £3.15 G V

Aubergine Pakora £3.60 G V

Paneer Pakora £3.95 G

Mushroom Pakora £3.60 G V

Vegetarian Mix Pakora £3.80 G V

Vegetable pakora, onion bhaji and aubergine.


Puri is an unleavened Indian bread, commonly consumed on the Indian subcontinent. Below are options of various delicious fillings to choose from:

Chana Puri (chickpeas) £4.40 V

Mushroom Puri £4.40 V

Aloo Puri (potato) £4.40 V

Vegetable Puri £4.75 V


Homemade Plain Yoghurt £2.35 G

Cucumber Homemade Riatha £2.35 G

Popadum 65p G V

Bowl of Olives £1.95 G V

Chutney Tray £2.35 G

Spiced onions, mango chutney, mint yoghurt and mix pickle.


2 course lunch special, from £6.95

Our lunch and a la carte menu are very healthy. We use ingredients like turmeric, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, green cardamom, fennel, fenugreek, bay leaf, cinnamon and many more which are good for your wellbeing. We only cook with olive oil and buy our spices whole then grind them ourselves, that way we know what’s in our food.

We use free range poultry, lean Scottish lamb, ship to plate seafood in 48 hours or less, and fresh vegetables, all of which are bought on a daily basis from local farmers.

We cook everything from scratch on a daily basis unlike other companies who buy most of their products frozen and just heat them up in an oven. The only frozen food we buy in our kitchen is chips and green peas.

All of our kitchen staff are highly skilled and dedicated to great cooking.

Select one starter

Mix Pakora G V

Vegetable, chicken and onion bhaji in special batter.

Vegetable Pakora G

Crispy nuggets of mixed vegetables in spicy batter.

Chicken Pakora G

Selected chicken breast fillets in chef’s secret spiced batter.

Onion Bhaji G V

Sliced onions marinated in gram flour and chef’s special sauce, then fried.


Minced meat in a crunchy pastry.

Select one main course

Choose between free range chicken, mixed vegetables, local lean Scottish lamb or prawns.

All dishes are served with rice or naan bread or chapati.

Karahi G D – A Punjabi home-style dish cooked in a cast iron pot. Highly recommended. +1.95

Bhuna G D – A rich sauce with tomato and onion, cooked with cumin.

Saag G D – Spinach and fenugreek cooked with cumin and coriander. +£1.50

Garlic chilli G D – Fresh sliced garlic and green chilli in a rich sauce.

Ginger G D – Ginger and garlic cooked with selected spices.

Korma G – Creamy coconut in a sweet or medium style sauce.

Kashmir G – A fruity dish with mango, banana and lychee, with or without cream.

Tikka Masala – A North Indian version with green peppers, tomato and coriander.

Chicken & Chips G – Grilled marinated chicken.

* Please state – mild, medium or hot. [Prices may vary due to cost of produce]


Chef’s Signature Dishes

Lamb Chop Karahi £12.40 G

Selected chops lightly grilled and then added into chef’s blend of spices in a medium Punjabi sauce.

Special Tandoori Balti £10.35 G

Our glorious and exclusive recipe consists of chicken, lamb and tandoori kafta cooked with fresh tomatoes and coriander.

Achari Gosht £8.75 G

Diced cubes of tender lamb cooked with mix pickle and cumin with fresh coriander.

Special Karahi Bhoona G

Chicken £10.35 | Lamb £11.15 | King Prawns £12.75

Prepared in a cast iron pot with onions, capsicums, tomatoes, fenugreek leaves, ginger and garlic. Flambéed in cognac.

Salmon Curry £11.15 G

The finest salmon sliced and prepared in tomatoes, coriander and cumin in a medium sauce.

Meatball Style Punjabi Rogan Josh £8.75 G

Meat is lightly grilled in a clay oven, sliced and added into this juicy sauce with selected spices.

Chicken Nentara £7.95 G

Bite size pieces of breast chicken cooked with onions in a freshly ground medium strength masala with kasturie methi and fresh coriander.

Indian Lounge Classics

The below are available in the following options:

  • Chicken £7.15
  • Chicken Tikka £7.95
  • Scottish Lamb £7.95
  • Prawns £7.95
  • King Prawns £10.35
  • Mixed Vegetables £6.35 V

Punjabi Chicken Tikka Masala G

A medium hot strength dish with tandoori spices (Indian version).

Coconut Chicken Tikka Masala G

A mild creamy coconut dish with herbs and mild spices (British version).


Medium strength traditional dish with a thick sauce of onions, tomatoes, fresh herbs and spices.

Rogan Josh G POPULAR

A special preparation of pimento and garlic garnished with pan fried tomatoes.

Achari G

An exquisite dish meticulously cooked with mix lime and pickle to give a distinct taste and aroma.

Chasni G

A tangy and sweet taste, this is how we make chasni in Edinburgh.

Korma (mild) G

Creamy coconut dish with mild herbs and cumin.

Pathia G

A magnificent sweet and sour dish cooked with mangoes and chutney to give a full robust flavour.

Dhansak G

A tradiaional Sunday dish of the Parsi community of Bombay. Cooked with lentils in a sweet and sour sauce.

Ceylon G

A rich combination of delicate tasting sauce consisting of coconut, spices and fresh herbs in a medium sauce.

Madras G

A hot spicy and moist classic of South India.

Vindaloo G +1.20

A South Indian dish with a very hot and rich taste.

Phall G +1.60

A very, very hot South Indian dish.


Lean Scottish Lamb Specials

Our lamb is lean and from Scotland.

Karahi Goshi £9.55 G POPULAR

A famous Punjabi dish cooked in a cast iron pot with selected spices in a thick sauce.

Lamb Balti £8.75 G

Prepared in a delicate sauce with coriander, selected herbs and cumin.

Lamb Saag £9.55 G POPULAR

Cumin, coriander, fenugreek and spinach.

Lamb Chop Karahi £12.40 G

Marinated chops cooked in a cast iron pot.

Lamb & Aubergine £9.55 G POPULAR

Excellent dish cooked with Punjabi ground spices.

Lamb Lahore £8.75 G

Succulent cuts of meat in a rich creamy sauce, medium spiced.

Dhall Gosht £9.55 G

Diced lamb cooked with mixed lentils, herbs and spices.

Keema Specials

Keema is minced lamb cooked with selected Punjabi spices. Our lamb is 100% Scottish and lean.

Keema Matar £8.75 G POPULAR

Minced meat and green peas.

Keema Balti £8.75 G

Selected spices and ingredients cooked in a juicy sauce.

Achari Keema £8.75 G

An excellent dish cooked in a splash of mixed pickle and spices.

Grill Tandoori Specials

Tandoori specialties from North India. Tandoori food is cooked in a clay oven called a Tandoor. It is medium spiced, marinated in yoghurt and seared over charcoal. The traditional way of cooking captures all the flavours and natural goodness of meat and fish. It is extremely healthy too. All dishes are served with salad and side sauce.

*Options below are served on a sizzling platter.

Tandoori Chicken £9.55 G

Half spring chicken marinated overnight.

Chicken Tikka Kebab £9.55 G

Boneless sliced chunks of chicken.

Tandoori Lamb Chops £11.95 G

Tender lamb chops marinated overnight.

Tandoori King Prawns £13.55 G

Full flavoured prawns.

Tandoori Seek Kebab £10.35 G

Sausage minced meat.

Tandoori Salmon £12.75 G

Local caught Scottish salmon.

Mixed Tandoori £12.75 G

Chicken tikka, tandoori chicken, seek kebab and lamb chop.

Tandoori Chicken Wings £9.55 G

(For shashlik style dishes with tomatoes, green pepper and large onions please add £3.15)

Chicken Specials

We only use free range poultry and our chicken is 100% breast.

Tawa Rooflifter £10.35 G

Chicken, lamb and prawns with tandoori spices and chutney.

Chicken Jhall Farazi (hot) £7.95 G

A rich, hot and spicy curry dish.

Chicken Balti £7.95 G POPULAR

Chicken pieces sautéed traditionally with fresh peeled and grated garlic and ginger with some fresh herbs.

Garlic Chilli Chicken £7.95 G POPULAR

Succulent pieces of chicken cooked in a chilli garlic sauce.

Karahi Chicken £8.75 G POPULAR

Breast of chicken cooked with sweet green pepper and specially selected herbs and spices.

Chicken Saag £7.95 G

A medium curry cooked in methiseed, fenugreek and spinach.

Ginger Chicken £7.95 G

Cooked with fresh ginger and spices.

Butter Chicken £7.95 G

Buttery dish cooked with tomatoes and aromatic herbs.

Chicken and Aubergine £9.55 G

Sliced aubergine pan fried with cumin and spices cooked in a juicy sauce.

Seafood Specials

All our seafood is caught and served within 48 hours. All seafood is 100% from Scotland.

Salmon Curry £11.15 G POPULAR

The finest salmon cooked the Punjabi way.

Tandoori Salmon £12.75 G

Marinated finest salmon grilled in our clay oven.

Fish Curry £9.55 G

Sliced white fish in a light sauce with cumin and herbs.

Fish Punjabi Madras £9.55 G

A rich, hot and spicy dish.

King Prawn Karahi £11.15 G POPULAR

Prepared in our famous cast iron pot in a juicy thick sauce.

Achari King Prawns £10.35 G

Mix pickle prepared with cumin and coriander.

Prawn Rogan Josh £7.95 G

Prawns cooked in selected spices and garnished with pan fried tomatoes, onion and green peppers.

Paneer Specials

Paneer is a fresh non melting cheese common in South Asia...A rich source of milk protein.

Paneer Karahi £7.95 G

Prepared in a cast iron pot in a thick Punjabi sauce.

Punjabi Paneer Balti £7.15 G

Cuts of cheese cooked in a juicy Punjabi sauce.

Saag Paneer £7.60 G POPULAR

Cooked with spinach and cumin with Punjabi spices.

Matar Paneer £7.15 G

Peas and cheese.

Chana Paneer £7.15 G

Cooked with chickpeas, onion, garlic, ginger and cumin.

Vegetarian Specials

All vegetarian dishes are medium spiced. Please state if you prefer mild or hot spiced.

Main Dish £6.35 Side £3.90

Aubergine Curry V G

Aloo Matar Green Peas and Potato V G

Aloo Gobi Potato and Cauliflower V G

Mushroom Bhaji Sliced Mushrooms V G

Saag Aloo Spinach and Potato V G

Saag Bhaji Spinach V G

Turka Dhall Mixed Lentils V G

Dhall Makni Creamy Mild Mixed Lentils G

Dhall Runny Mixed lentils in a light sauce V G

Bhindi Pan Fried Okra V G

Channa Masala Chickpeas V G

Kidney Bean Curry V G

Egg Curry Scrambled Eggs G

Boiled Egg Bhuna Sliced egg in a juicy Punjabi sauce G +£1.55

Paneer (see paneer specials)

Mild Specials

Dishes below are available in:

Chicken £7.15

Lamb £7.95

King Prawn £10.35

Mixed Vegetables £6.35

Korma: smooth creamy sweet dish of coconut, cream and ground almonds. G

Punjabi Korma: spicy coconut dish with ground almonds and coconut. G

Kashmir: sweet creamy dish with banana, lychee and mango. G

Pasanda: sliced almonds in a smooth mildly spiced creamy sauce with cumin. G

Butter Chicken: sliced chicken in a creamy buttery sauce with ground herbs. G


Grand festive dishes prepared from Basmati rice cooked with delicate herbs and spices, served with a mixed vegetable curry sauce.

Chicken £10.35 G

Lamb £11.15 G

Prawns £11.15 G

King Prawns £12.75 G

Vegetable £8.75 G V

Special Mix (chicken, lamb and prawns) £11.95 G

Special Tandoori (chicken, lamb and seek kebab) £11.95 G


Fish and Chips £7.95 G

European 8oz Steak £13.55 G

Served with mushrooms, tomatoes and chips.

Grilled Chicken and Chips £7.95 G

Grilled Chicken and Salad £7.95 G

Omelette and Chips £7.95 G

Mushroom Omelette and Chips £8.75 G

Chicken Risotto £7.95 G



Our bread dough is made freshly on a daily basis and cooked to order. Our naan breads are very light and thin (per person size)

Naan Bread £2.80 POPULAR

Garlic Naan £3.15 POPULAR

Peshwari Naan (Sweet Bread) £3.60

Cheese Naan £3.60

Cheese and Garlic Naan £3.95

Green Chilli Naan £3.60

Wholemeal Chapati £2.00

Wholemeal Tandoori Roti £2.00

Puri Fried Bread £2.20

Paratha £3.95

Aloo Paratha £4.75


We only use high quality basmati rice (per person size).

Bowl of Chips £2.80 G

Pilau Rice £2.80 G POPULAR

Boiled Rice £2.80 G

Mushroom Pilau £3.15 G

Garlic Pilau Rice £3.60 G

Special Fried Rice (Egg & Peas) £3.15 G

Vegetable Pilau Rice £3.60 G

Keema Pilau Rice (Minced meat) £3.95 G

Lemon Pilau Rice £3.60 G

Royal Pilau Rice (nuts) £3.95 G


Non-Vegetarian Dinner for One Person £18.35


Minced meat enclosed in a crunchy pastry

Chicken Tikka Massallam G

Chicken kebabs cooked in a medium sauce with fresh herbs and spices.

Lamb Balti G

Succulent diced lamb in a juicy medium strength sauce.

Sut Ratan Shahi G

Mixed vegetables in a medium sauce.

Pilau Rice G

Basmati rice.

Naan bread

Dinner for Two £31.20

Our chef will produce a delicious selection of non-vegetarian starters, main dishes, naan and rice.

Tandoori Dinner for Two £37.55

Our chef will produce a delicious selection of tandoori starters, main dishes, side dishes, rice and bread.

Vegetarian Dinner for One Person £16.75

Mix Pakora G V

Veg Pakora, onion bhaji and aubergine.

Saag Aloo G V

Spinach with potatoes.

Sut Ratan Sahi G V

Mixed vegetables cooked in a medium sauce.

Tarka Dal G V

Lentils cooked with fresh herbs and spices.

Tandoori Roti G V

Unleavened bread cooked in a clay oven.

Basmati Rice G V

Vegetarian Dinner for Two £29.60

Our chef will produce a delicious selection of vegetarian starters, main dishes, side dishes, naan and rice.

Chef’s Special Banquet Menu

Are available for parties over three persons. Please ask our staff who will be please to give full details.


*Please inform your waiter of any food allergy or intolerance upon placing your order.


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