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5.3 /6 Excellent 17 Reviews

Ignite Restaurant

Haymarket Indian ££ +100
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About Ignite Restaurant

Ignite, as the name implies, is a restaurant with a fire in its belly. Their spice rack is well-stocked, and their menu is packed with Indian and Bangladeshi specialities that can be made to your exact spice-ifications. Located right in the centre of Edinburgh, on Morrison Street, just yards from Haymarket station, they are open from 5-30pm every day – just remember to book a table ahead to avoid disappointment.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:30
Ignite Restaurant, 272-274 Morrison Street, EH3 8DT Edinburgh

Further Information

Edinburgh is a great place to eat, and a great place to eat curry in particular. In the city centre – right by Haymarket station – you can find Ignite, an Indian restaurant that is up there with the best in the city. They serve specialities from the north of India and Bangladesh, and, as you might have guessed from their name, their forte is fire. Diners at their Morrison Street restaurant can test themselves against some of the hottest curries in Scotland, although the less adventurous need not worry: they have plenty of milder dishes as well.

With a name like Ignite, it seems silly not to throw a few fiery recommendations about. The vindaloo is the obvious place to start, and the chilli-packed Goan favourite is a staple on the menu, as is the Madras, but our pick would be the Ceylon, which is unique to this Morrison Street Indian restaurant. The lily-livered will enjoy a korma and a nice sit down, and perhaps a mango lassi on the side. Visitors to Haymarket in Edinburgh are spoiled for choice when choosing a place to dine, but they keep coming back to Ignite – book a table now and find out why.


17 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 17 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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3 reviews so far 6
10.09.2017 09:14

Dined at Ignite the first week it opened more than a decade ago. Been back a few times over the years, the last time being Saturday Sep 9 and one things remain constant.... the quality of the food is as high as our initial visit. Put simply, a good place to eat.

1 review so far 6
01.09.2017 08:07

I have been to this restaurant twice now, and on both occasions have had good food and attentive staff. The lunch menu is a good value, and the hot towelettes at the end of the meal are a nice touch

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 11:54

The Ignite is the best Indian food restaurant in Edinburgh. The staff are so friendly and the restaurant is very welcoming. We love eating here.

3 reviews so far 6
23.04.2017 17:27

One of the best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh . First class service and the meal was superb, booked a table for four people in advance, just as well as it was very busy on Saturday night, definitely will return.

1 review so far 5
08.03.2017 10:13

This restaurant's food deserved full marks but having to sit just inside the door past our booked time while the staff fussed over some large parties (birthday, stag night) means I have to mark them down for service. Also the level of noise was really distracting. This was not coming from the stag party beside us but rather from the other side of the restaurant which made me think it was more to do with the acoustics in the place.

2 reviews so far 6
30.03.2016 12:43

Extremely courteous staff. excellent food and served in a timely fashion. Lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff. We were pleasantly surprised at the portion size of all lunch menu meals - comparable with evening meals and freshly prepared at the time of ordering.

1 review so far 6
16.03.2016 09:41

Wonderful food and service. Freshly prepared with complex, delicious sauces. Especially liked the breads- naan and poppadums, raita. We ate their "classic" dishes. Many menu choices and Cobra Indian beer. Our waiter Ferdous was very informative and gracious

3 reviews so far 5
15.06.2017 12:43

Lovely meal with my sister on a quiet Wednesday evening. Staff were attentive, table settings were nice and clean. Was plenty full after the mixed kebab starter and the tandoori lamb chops; the chops were so delicious!

2 reviews so far 6
20.02.2016 11:19

Brilliant atmosphere, attentive staff and mind blowing food. Very reasonable prices. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone wishing to experience authentic recipes.

1 review so far 5
16.05.2016 10:15

Great food and very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to make us welcome. Definitely one of the best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

4 reviews so far 5
19.06.2017 08:40

One of the best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh-- very good food and excellent service. Reasonable prices and good value for money. Have used a number of times and quality is always consistent.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2016 09:49

Excellent in every regard, good v nice not spice killing tastes but pleasurable harmony of flavours & excellent sevice. Would go back for sure, highly recommended

4 reviews so far 6
20.06.2016 08:51

The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, the staff are very friendly and attentive and the varying curries are all very tasty. Child friendly as well.

1 review so far 5
26.08.2017 09:15

We all found the food delicious and service attentive but not overly so. I prefer my panir to be in chunks rather than crumbled but that's just me!

4 reviews so far 5
23.07.2017 14:23

We use this restaurant on a fairly regular basis. It is always good value, excellent staff and service and the food is of a consistently high level.

1 review so far 1
01.10.2016 12:15

The standard of the food was poor . Although my friends and I ate the food , my wife's lamb cutlets were inedible . They must have been lying around for a long time or being kept warm in an oven . They were completely dried out and so tough she could not even cut them . We were not charged for them but were told the kitchen was now closed ( 2.15pm ) and all the waiter could offer was chicken tikka which she doesn't care for.

2 reviews so far 5
10.07.2016 07:49

Great tasty food, a great atmosphere and excellent service! A great experience all around!