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5.2 /6 Excellent 63 Reviews

Spice Lounge

East Craigs Indian £££ +100
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About Spice Lounge

Being sticklers for tradition has never prevented the team at Spice Lounge from upping the ante on its classic curry dishes, or surprising its regulars with the occasional exciting creation. Situated on Craigmount View in East Craigs, this award-winning restaurant is where you’ll go to find exceptional Indian cuisine, matched only by an unparalleled level of service from its crew. Snag the best seats to enjoy a five-star dining experience in Edinburgh when you book ahead of your visit.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:30 - 23:00
Spice Lounge, 1 Craigmount View, EH12 8HG Edinburgh

Further Information

Spice Lounge are suckers for tradition, so they have perfected versions of classic curries, like a lunch of lamb saag or Goan white fish curry featuring the fresh catch of the day. But this classy restaurant on Craigmount View in East Craigs, between Murrayfield and Edinburgh Airport, also hopes to surprise and amaze guests with some exciting new tastes. They have pioneered an Indian twist on tapas, including a spicy seafood machi masala or some moreish aubergine and potato fritters to share.

The main menu at Spice Lounge has a staggering selection of both traditional and innovative dishes, all beautifully presented, though you’ll definitely want to leave room for dessert with items like Indian-style pavlova and marinated carrots with ice cream up for grabs. Spice Lounge gets very busy, but it suits fine-diners, casual catch-ups and kids of all ages, so it’s perfect for a group gathering. Reserve a table ahead of your visit to this popular Indian restaurant in East Craigs to avoid disappointment.


63 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 63 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
14.07.2017 15:53

Excellent food and service This is the best in Indian food ! Lots of variety too, will be back, and take toddler next time as they told me they have kids menu, defo recommend

1 review so far 6
17.06.2017 21:31

Outstanding food and service as always. High quality meal and very pleasant customer service. Quick at bringing food. Merlot wine was also very high quality.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 11:27

Great food and we were allowed plenty of time for our group to enjoy the evening to the full. Happy to recommend this award-winning restaurant.

1 review so far 6
03.06.2017 06:52

Very good service and fantastic food served with a smile. Bill was about what I was expecting. Would recommend to anyone who has not eaten there before

1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 22:29

This is one of the best Indian restaurants in the UK and perhaps globally. Have eaten excellent Indian cuisine in London, York, and Boston. Highly skilled culinary team at the Spice Lounge. Smooth, tasty sauces. Mixed grill offers plenty of meat and seafood with distinct flavours. Looking forward to returning again and again. Highly recommended.

2 reviews so far 6
04.08.2016 08:52

The menu had a very large selection of dishes to choose from. Also, the food in general was very nice and I would certainly re-visit the Spice Lounge. The customer service was very prompt as well. Finally, the restaurant had a very nice atmosphere and was a very relaxing setting to have a nice meal.

1 review so far 3
11.02.2017 06:53

The food as always was very tasty and well presented. However the service really let the place down. The waitress brought our choice of white wine and ice bucket to our table but did not unscrew the bottle top never mind pour the wine. Similarly she brought water and glasses to the table but did not pour it for us. She may have been new but she appeared to be out of her depth. This is the second time I have been disappointed at the poor service at the Spice Lounge if there is a third time I will not be going again.

3 reviews so far 3
03.09.2016 22:00

Staff were harassed and service was rushed when it did happen. Atmosphere was not calming and drinks took ages to get to the table. Staff need to chill and take their time. Some customers seemed to get 'special treatment' by more attentive service, coats taken and also watched by staff to ensure they were happy. We had to keep looking for staff to order more drinks or ask for more food despite being in the middle of the room. Experience was not the best at all despite reading reviews from fellow critics, I felt it was over priced as the experience as a whole was about the same atmosphere as a McDonald's. Food was ok but nothing to give awards over as it had been sitting for a while before it made it to the table. Rice was hard too. Would only go back if I had a money off coupon for 50% off as local takeaways who deliver have better value for money.

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 18:07

We love the food at Spice Lounge and the friendly atmosphere and efficient staff. It's so good to have such a superb restaurant within our area and no hazel about parking.

1 review so far 6
23.03.2017 09:56

Lovely service. Food is fabulous. Been there lots of times. Had takeaway too which was just as good. Will be back soon. Thank you Spice Lounge. Always an enjoyable yummy meal.

1 review so far 3
23.01.2017 18:46

Very disappointed with the food. Service was rushed and at one point a plate of food was dropped next to where I was sitting. I didn't make a big deal but the waitress was very matter of fact about it and wasn't interested if it had gone on to my clothes. We were with friends from Carnoustie and they have taken us to their local Indian restaurant ,which is amazing, so we felt very let down. On ordering a Biryani they didn't even advise that there was no requirement to order a side of rice as it is a dish containing rice! Would not rush back even although it is very local to our house.

1 review so far 5
11.10.2016 12:20

Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Mains were ready very quick, especially given the size of our party (7), and the waitress joined in on our banter. One recommendation: The Spice indicator on the menu/level of 'heat' of the dishes could be looked at. My dish should have been medium/hot, and I found it to be quite mild. Although, still absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
17.04.2016 19:25

Booking conirmation came through promptly. Attentive and pleasant service for drinks when we arrived. Good range of very tasty food in the self-service buffet, frequently replenished as required. No pressure to vacate seats when we had finished eating. Altogether a very pleasant Sunday lunch at a reasonable price.

1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 08:15

As we have not long moved into the area we had heard about spice lounge through freinds, the resteraunt was very welcoming, we were looked after from start to finnish, both the food and the service were amazing, we will definetly be coming back.

1 review so far 5
07.06.2017 12:10

Good food, friendly staff, pleasant surroundings and altogether a pleasant dining experience. Also very good value for money. I would definitely recommend Spice Lounge to anyone.

1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 08:58

Fantastic saturday night with delicious food - atmosphere was great, staff were friendly and the food was fantastic. We go here quite a lot and have never had a bad experience or a meal which was anything other than delicious - highly recommend.

2 reviews so far 5
01.05.2017 10:09

Received a warm welcome on arrival and were seated in a nice area of the restaurant. Food was delicious and will definitely be back. A bit of a delay in between the starter and main course but the restaurant was exceptionally busy so that's understandable. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
21.12.2016 08:09

Lovely food, good value & quick service - a really nice experience with the girls from work. Everybody enjoyed their choices & for a set Christmas menu there was loads to choose from! Will be back :-)

2 reviews so far 4
16.07.2016 22:55

The Spice Lounge food was great. Staff were very nice. Service very slow - we would come back again, but would hope the service much quicker.

1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 20:23

This is the first time we have eaten at this restaurant, we will go back again. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend anyone try here at least once. :0)

1 review so far 6
28.05.2017 08:38

Fantastic and authentic Indian cuisine. Varied menu of traditional and modern dishes, all very tasty, a delightful explosion on the taste pallet! Highly recommended, great atmosphere and would go back again without a doubt.

1 review so far 6
04.11.2016 15:49

The food was good. The attendants were friendly to the kid's. The surrounding looks great for a romantic dinner. We Did not have to wait for long time for our order to arrive.

1 review so far 5
03.10.2016 07:58

Meal was really good, staff were nice and friendly, not very busy but the starter was 30 minutes from order and the main was another 30 minutes. Who knows how long you would wait if it was busy ?

1 review so far 6
11.06.2016 08:55

Food was excellent took friends with me for the first time and they really enjoyed the food. We take ourself around various curry houses and rate this as one of the best

1 review so far 6
14.04.2017 20:47

Fantastic restaurant, the food, as always, was delicious and there's lots to choose from. The staff are very attentive and welcoming. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an authentic Indian meal.

1 review so far 5
24.07.2016 16:53

Very relaxed and friendly. Food really good. Staff attentive. A little slow with drinks, but it was quite busy. Will certainly revisit. Good value and child friendly. Would like to try the tapas menu in the future.

1 review so far 6
06.09.2016 07:20

Great food and friendly staff couldn't fault it would definitely recommend it to others and will return also.It was reasonably priced heard it was expensive but I didn't think so

1 review so far 5
14.10.2016 17:48

Had a lovely meal which came to the table piping hot. The flavours were fantastic and we left very satisfied but a few ££lighter as the meal was not cheap (but worth it for a treat)

1 review so far 5
26.09.2016 17:44

Great food,good service and prices reasonable highly recommend it and already have as a work colleague has always fancied going.My other half and her daughter are already devotees and now think I've been converted too.

1 review so far 5
15.08.2016 09:24

Friendly efficient & staff. Felt like we could have stayed all evening. Food was excellent, especially the Peshwari nan! The discount for NHS/Police & Fire staff was an unexpected bonus - thanks for the recognition.

1 review so far 6
27.03.2016 14:58

Lovely service and tasty food. The desert presentations is simple great! We had been there for couple of times. The restaurant is very spacious and won't hesitate to recommend!!!

1 review so far 6
24.05.2017 23:24

A lovely restaurant with excellent food. A great choice of menu. It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. We had an enjoyable experience and will visit again.

1 review so far 6
10.02.2017 22:39

We were there with friends and really enjoyed the great food, great service and a setting. We have been there 4 times before and the food is always great!

1 review so far 6
25.12.2016 16:57

Well stocked bar, friendly environment. Warm welcome, fabulios selection of INDIAN cuisine. Attentative staff, brilliant food over all one of the best restaurants I have been in for sometime.

1 review so far 6
12.08.2016 22:41

Food was stunning, service amazing and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back soon. Decent prices too. This is one of the best Indian restaurants that I have been to.

1 review so far 5
21.01.2017 23:19

Lovely Indian food ...Very customer centred staff .. nice atmosphere ... Big place but busy ... Booking recommended ... Lots of parking in front but you have to drive around behind it to access

2 reviews so far 6
03.09.2016 21:35

First class service. Staff very polite and efficient. Food excellent. Very good value for money. Although my first time was made very welcome. Would recommend a visit

1 review so far 6
28.09.2016 15:27

Food is outstanding, staff are lovely and you are made to feel welcome in the restaurant, so warm and friendly, I will definitely be coming back here.

2 reviews so far 6
26.03.2017 20:24

Cannot fault this restaurant brilliant service and beautiful food every visit! Loved the special touch for Mother's Day the wee bottle of fizz made my mums day

1 review so far 6
13.11.2016 11:39

Excellent food. Quality and presentation exceptional. We have eaten here regularly since it opened and never yet been disappointed. City centre style in a convenient location.

2 reviews so far 6
13.10.2016 02:01

First class food and service. This is our second time visiting and will be back. Staff very helpful and will assist with choices on the menu.

1 review so far 6
18.01.2017 19:55

The overall experience was first class from a very warm and friendly greeting on entry to the excellent waiting staff who were very attentive and informative.

1 review so far 4
02.05.2017 16:15

Food very good, service slightly slow but pleasant. However I ordered a mild dish which came as very hot, I.e. Chilli hot, so I had to ask for yogurt. They then replaced my meal promptly at no extra charge.

1 review so far 6
24.09.2016 21:09

Great food and no too pricey would definitely go back if I was in the area could not find any fault what so ever. Very good

1 review so far 5
22.06.2016 09:33

Really good quality Indian Food well spiced and very tasty. The place was packed so it was great we had booked through Quandoo was we went straight in with no waiting.

1 review so far 6
08.12.2016 16:09

Varied menu with good choices on all courses.Staff were attentive & knowledgeable, Altogether a pleasant lunch experience. Have already highly recommended this to friends. Thanks

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:14

Absolutely amazing food! So much to choose from on the yummy menu, will definitely be returning. Fairly priced and a good range of beers .

1 review so far 5
08.02.2017 08:03

Food was very tasty only thing I would say I wasn't that happy about was that the food took very long t be served, but it was a nice atmosphere.

1 review so far 5
12.02.2017 11:36

Our meal was lovely couldn't fault it and reasonably priced too. The chicken pakora and butter chicken was delicious. We will definitely be back. All in all an excellent meal.

1 review so far 3
27.04.2017 09:50

Have been here a lot and it was very good but the last couple of times the service was very slow and the lamb was a bit chewy so I will probably give them one more chance and if it is the same I don't think I will be back