As the name may suggest, this popular restaurant centrally located on Union Place is the gateway to experiencing the exotic flavours of India right in the heart of the Scottish capital. Situated in the city centre’s impressive Georgian New Town, traditional cuisine from all over India is cooked up at Passage to India, named for E M Forster’s novel, no less, using authentic ingredients and cooking methods to give you the full Anglo-Indian experience.
Passage to India is the place to go to get your fix of Indian cuisine in Edinburgh’s New Town, to the northeast of the city centre. On the menu you will find all of the much loved Indian classics, some of which have been given a Scottish twist, such as their special haggis samosa and Highland chicken masala. Special dishes include north Indian chilli garlic chicken, Punjabi style methi gosht and Kerala fish curry, but you will also find all of your old favourites on the jam-packed menu, from chicken tikka to lamb jalfrezi.
If the delicious main courses on offer aren’t enough, load up your plate with their serious selection of sides which include a vast choice of naan breads, chapatis and roti. Vegetarians are well catered for too over at Passage to India, with a lengthy selection of dishes that can be served as either a main or a side dish. Located on Union Place in the city centre’s New Town, this restaurant is a popular choice for those seeking out the exciting flavours of India in Edinburgh, so be sure to book your table in advance to avoid disappointment!
When it comes to Indian food with lots of flavour, I can't see past Passage to India. I come here every year for Valentine's day and was there last night for my birthday. The staff are amazing, attentive and cater for all your needs ( we had a person in our party who was dairy free). You won't be disappointed.
Very good tasty food and excellent service with a smile. The chicken puri starter was delicious. Good value, large portions and reasonably priced. I even took a doggy bag home.
fantastic meal . food and staff lovely . we picked from pre theatre menu and enough choice on it. good value for the price. wine good too.
Fabulous. Booked on line 1 hour before no problems . Food was great especially Chicken Balti. Very good service will definitely be back and a bonus they do deliveries.
The food was good, my family enjoyed theirs and they have a good pre-theatre menu up until 7:30pm. I'm giving 3* however because I mentioned on the booking that I have coeliac disease (gluten free) and this was just to give them a heads up - I do this now out of experience. When I ordered the waiter obviously had no idea what gluten free even meant and went to check with the chef. He came back and claimed that out of a roughly 100 dish menu all I could eat was one chicken dish and boiled rice. I knew this couldn't be the case and spoke to another waiter who then advised me of more dishes that were gf and it was all fine. Or so I thought, later I was very ill and so obviously the dishes weren't gluten free. If you can't cater for gluten free I gave warning and should have been notified so I could go elsewhere. I will not be returning unfortunately.
Had an excellent meal here. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food is delicious and not thick with fat like you get in some other curry houses. The waiter was even willing to give me hints on how to make one of the dahls we had which Is different from any I have had else where. We were assured it was a very authentic one which was verified by one of the others in the group who has travelled to India many times. Have been before and will be bacl again. Portions are very generous!
The meal was most delicious. It was real authentic Indian style cooking. I live Indian food and have eaten in different parts of the world and the food here was among the best in the UK. Much better than all London fares.
Great meal, service first class, friendly waiters - hope to go back there before too long. Not too busy when our group of four were in the restaurant , which made conversation easy as some restaurants can be very noisy.
Great food with great service at a reasonable price. Only amusing point was a phone call from the restaurant asking why I hadn't turned up as I had booked a table, whilst I was sat at the table. Funny really.
The food was very tasty and the atmosphere lively on a Saturday night. Despite being short-staffed, the waiting staff were doing their best to keep things moving along, including looking after a few large groups. We enjoyed the dinner and will go again or get a takeaway.