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Ginger Restaurant

Old Town · International · ££££
76 Reviews

About Ginger Restaurant

Situated in the heart of the Scottish capital on Edinburgh’s Old College Street, Ginger Restaurant blends together the best of Nepalese and Indian cuisine, creating an exciting fine dining experience in the Old Town. Combining traditional recipes with creative modern ones, the menu at Ginger Restaurant features a varied range of mouth-watering signature dishes alongside some old Indian favourites, all served up in the restaurant's warm and vibrant atmosphere.

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Ginger Restaurant
11 South College Street, Old Town
Edinburgh EH8 9AA

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Chef's Choice



Chicken Pakora

Fried Chicken in Spicy gram flour batter

Ginger Sheekh Kebab

Minced lamb kebab barbecued in clay oven with nice touch of ginger

Tandoori King Prawn

King prawn marinated in yoghurt, Indian spices and grilled in the clay oven


Butter Chicken

Succlent chicken tikka cooked in rich creamy flavoursome sauce

Lamb Biryani

Rice based dish with full of flavour with herbs,spices and stuffed with choice of vegetables

Mixed Grilled Platter

Chef choices of Barbeque served with dressed salad and curry sauce



Prawn or King prawn cooked in almond, cashew-nut & coconut with fresh cream


Prawn or King prawn cooked with onion tomato mixed peppers in thick sauce


Prawn or King prawn cooked with sourand spicy sauce with mustard seed and curry leaf.

Further Information

The perfect location for a post-shopping feast, when you step inside Ginger Restaurant on Edinburgh’s Old College Street you will feel as though you’ve been transported to Nepal with its traditional decor creating a charming and authentic vibe. Bringing a touch of fine dining to Asian cuisine, each dish is beautifully presented and created using top-quality seasonal ingredients from local suppliers. Starters at this Old Town restaurant include Nepalese options like mo mo – steamed dumplings stuffed with spiced vegetables or minced chicken, alongside the much loved Indian classics like samosas and pakora.

On the main course menu dishes include bheda ko khutta, a traditional Nepalese lamb recipe, and poleka bhale khukura, chicken marinated in Nepalese herbs and cooked in a thick sauce, as well as Indian curries such as korma and jalfrezi. Vegetarians will not be disappointed, as Ginger Restaurant features a wide variety of meat-free dishes on their extensive menu. Book a table at this Old College Street restaurant for fine Asian dining in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

76 Ginger Restaurant Reviews

Pauline Z.8 days ago · 1 review

We felt very welcome by the whole staff. The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. High quality service. The food was amazing. Overally great value. We would highly recommend you visit the ginger restaurant!

imgPaul L.a month ago · 3 reviews

This place is a real Gem, Beautiful food, lovely unpretentious atmosphere - staff are just tremendous Cant wait for next visit. Has to be one of Edinburgh's best

Peter S.2 months ago · 3 reviews

Wonderful food and atmosphere. No rush to finish and the flavours are excellent. Handily placed for theatres and the centre of town. Will definitely visit again.

Tamsin W.2 months ago · 1 review

Basic decor with simple tables and chairs. However the food is awesome and is always served with a smile. This place is a hidden gem.

Lorraine K.a year ago · 1 review

This is a fabulous wee restaurant. The food is delicious and the customer service is top notch. Friendly staff and nice surroundings. If you haven't tried it - you have to. It's a bit of a hidden treasure because it's in a wee side street but now I'm worried the word spreads and it gets so popular I can't get a table! The menu is pretty much what you'd expect from an Indian Restaurant, but there's a subtle difference in the flavours (I assume that's the Nepalese influence) . Love the vegetable pakora (served flat pattie style) and the Ginger rice - nice change to the usual. My Chicken Korma was just yummy and my friend really enjoyed his Bhuna Madras which literally brought tears to his eyes - but in a good way! If you are seeing shows in the Fringe, Ginger is in the perfect location for a pre or post-show meal as it's only a few minutes walk away from venues in Chambers St, Pleasance, Bristo Square and George Square.

imgGeorge G.2 years ago · 2 reviews

A small intimate place with fantastic food and a warm welcome. Our starters were beautiful prepared and presented and all four of us had a different one and all agreed they were excellent. A small word of warning here. If you like fast food this is not for you as good gap is left between courses. We had a good chat while the chef put a lot of time and effort into preparing our equally superb main courses. Again we each chose something different so we gave the small but varied menu a good workout. With starters, mains, 2 bottles of wine, beer and soft drinks the bill came to £100, or £25 per head which is very good value in Edinburgh. With a great combination of location, ambience, staff and food I would definitely recommend Ginger. We will certainly be back.

Alastair W.a year ago · 1 review

Just there for a quick dinner pre-theatre but we really enjoyed the experience. It is not a big place so we were glad we had booked a table. The poppadoms and pickles were lovely, and the main dishes and accompaniments were very tasty too. The portions were just right for us (senior citizens) and we ate the lot. Very satisfied with the quality and service. Just one minor issue - we would like to have shared a vegetable side dish but there wasn't much on offer in this respect; although such things were on the menu as vegetarian main dishes.

Elena P.a year ago · 1 review

Just lovely! Restaurant only had a few tables, we were served instantly and the food arrived fast. The server was extremely friendly and took care of us very well, with a few jokes in the mix :) The food tasted great! Serving too much for one person we had to take away. We were given 20% off for the next meal to boot! For 15 pounds pp we had a glass of wine, starter and main with rice sides. Definitely visiting again. 10/10!

Joyce M.2 years ago · 1 review

Excellent food ,no complaints. Staff polite ,surroundings could do with being looked at ,too bright ,tables cramped together and small with the usual plastic flower! With a bit of care and imagination, ie bigger tables(if we had ordered any more dishes they would not have fitted on the table ) ,tablecloths ,better menus etc this could be a really nice restaurant . Would return again but only because of the food .

Alastair G.a year ago · 8 reviews

This was our second visit and as good as the first. The food took a little while to appear, but was well worth the wait. Obviously cooked to order, the sauce was thick and full of flavour, the meat tender and the nans with their ginger and dates really tasty. The host is a very friendly and generous man.

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