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The Spice Pavilion - CLOSED

3A1 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, Scotland
+44 131 467 5506
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (50 reviews)
“poppadoms” (23 reviews)
“rice” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
££ - £££
3A1 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 387 reviews

Reviewed 4 June 2017

The best Indian restaurant in Edinburgh, in my opinion. Tandoori lamb chops are excellent - succulent and cooked to perfection. I've tried about half of the main dishes on offer (usually with chicken) and every one is mouth-watering. Breads and rice are also cooked to...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Had a good meal here on Sunday night,it was quiet with not too much atmosphere but food was very good. Restaurant lacks character and feels a bit fast food like but the actual quality of food was very good. Service was good and would go...More

Thank mattytColchester
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Small but excellent quality indian restaurant, situated in basement in new town Edinburgh. Whole menu seems to be a treat,highly recommend chicken bhuna,lamb Bhuna,chicken passanda,aswell as good quality nans and pompadoms.

Thank duthie27
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Our family is currently visiting Edinburgh, staying just dlwn the street 1 block from The Spice Pavilion. We stopped in after a long day of site seeing on foot, and ordered a barrage of vegetarian dishes for take away. The 2 employees helped take our...More

Thank eharm
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

we went there on a monday due to the recommendations on tripadvisor. as we arrived the local was empty. however the food was just great and the friendly staff took all their time to serve us. yes you have to order rice (and an amazing...More

Thank Martina L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The restaurant was a bit difficult to find as it located on the lower ground level and the sign was not clearly visible. We had a bit of a doubt when we got there as only one customer was there. But actually, there were lots...More

Thank kritika_moddy
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My wife and I really love this place. Staff are friendly, the menushas a good range of food. I normally have North Indian Garlic Chicken, which is delicious - lots of flavour, good spice ( and I do like very spicy) well cooked food. The...More

Thank m_brown0273
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Avoid! We telephoned to check on delivery of our order and were told no order existed, and if we called again the owner would call the police! We ordered from another restaurant then the original order arrived so we ended up paying twice. I called...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were one of only two tables at The Spice Pavillion (it was a Wednesday night), so we had excellent service! The food was all delicious-I had the Lamb Tikka Masala with Sag Aloo on the side. The lamb was extremely tender and the gravy...More

Thank earmand13
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Second time we have been recently. They did mix up our order but recovered quick and painlessly. Mistakes can happen and it did not put us off at all. The food is not bad though it is daily standard stuff.

Thank MikeCuthbert
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$9 - US$40
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3A1 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 467 5506
  • E-mail
This new Indian restaurant in the centre of Edinburgh���s New Town has carved out a little niche for itself amongst the art galleries and antique shops along Dundas Street. Open for lunch and dinner, The Spice Pavilion attracts a well-heeled crowd of art lovers, and the interior ��� a modern space inspired by the rich colours of colonial India ��� is a stylish choice for both leisurely or business lunches and a romantic spot for evening meals. The kitchen���s philosophy is to take away the focus from heat and shift it to herbs and spices, giving the curries at The Spice Pavilion lovely fresh flavours which are complimented by an impressive range of wines from Australia and Italy.
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