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The Clay Oven

#1,200 of 1,896 Restaurants in Edinburgh
££ - £££, Indian, Asian
86 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4BY, Scotland
+44 131 447 9724
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible15%
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Bangladeshi, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
86 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4BY, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we celebrated my stepsons Graduation here,and enquired by e mail for specific disability needs- not only did we get a prompt reply but were met at the door by the manager on arrival. a party of 4, we had a lovely corner table-fresh thick cotton...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Good selection of Indian classics, tasty and not expensive. Service is good. My daughter liked it very much, especially home-made lemon ice-cream.

Thank Ilya C
Ashad U, Owner at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Ilya, thank you for taking the time to write a great review of The Clay Oven! Glad to read your family had an enjoyable experience! Cheers

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Me and some friends visited this restaurant for a nice dinner. The waiting at the beginning was very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. But after we finished the main course we got forgotten and our tabe didn't get emptied for at least...More

Thank Floopy D
Ashad U, Owner at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Floopy D, I am sorry to read your experience was not a great one. This should not have happened. Please can you contact the restaurant to give us a chance to rectify this. Thank you.

Reviewed 17 March 2018

For over 30 years eaten and had fantastic meals from a local restaurant that has closed, so devasted tonight having to find a new local Indian . Have eaten in the Clay Oven restaurant a couple of years ago in a group outing decided to...More

Thank yvonneedin
Ashad U, Owner at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Yvonne, thank you for your great review of The Clay Oven. We are glad to read we have been able to replace your normal choice for an Indian Restaurant and Takeaway! Cheers

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We have been customers for around 10 years. Great food, great value and friendly efficient staff. There is always a good selection for the Sunday buffet and they also have an excellent menu. Big shout to the staff and see you soon. 😊

Thank KarenSorted
Ashad U, Owner at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Karen, thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review The Clay Oven. Look forward to your next visit! CHeers

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Came across this restaurant as we were staying fairly local to it so thought we’d give it a go. Food was lovely,hot and full of flavour and the waiter was very pleasant and accommodating. Would recommend to give it a go!

Thank Amber W
Ashad U, Owner at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Amber, thank you for the fantastic review of The Clay Oven in Edinburgh! Thank you for recommending us and we hope you had a super stay in Morningside! Cheers

Reviewed 5 January 2018

First time ordering from takeaway menu. Menu sounded lovely. Ordered by landline directly to restaurant and was advised that there would be a 45-60 minute delay from ordering which I am totally fine with as I do appreciate that these meals are cooked fresh to...More

Thank JaneTait1
Ashad U, Owner at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Jane, I am very sorry to read your Takeaway experience was not a good one. I do apologise that your order did not arrive in the manner you expected. While I hoped we would have had the chance to rectify this - I do...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Low quality products with not enough effort or attention put into the cooking. Low standards, Would not recommend.More

Thank Rajendra N
Ashad U, Owner at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Rajendra, I'm sorry to hear you feel that way about our cuisine. I can assure you that we only use the highest quality products, sourced locally where possible. If you were not happy with your dish did you alert a member of staff so...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

We went in to the Clay Oven to make a collection order to take home. One of the items I ordered was a mushroom Puri which involves a puri bread. When we got home and unpacked there was no puri bread just the mushrooms. I...More

Thank Rosscomac
Ashad U, Owner at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Rosscomac, I do apologise for this error and the member of staff should not have responded like this. Please contact me on 0131 447 9724 if you would like to discuss this further. Thank you.

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Visited The Clay Oven yesterday to celebrate a family birthday. A favourite haunt of the in-laws. Good friendly service and tasty traditional food at very reasonable prices. Decor classically Indian and a bit tired, but does what it says and we had a great meal!

Thank Colinmccoll
Ashad U, Owner at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Colin, thanks for taking the time to review us. Cheers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$16 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4BY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 447 9724
  • E-mail
The Clay Oven is based in Morningside, Edinburgh, and is part of an award winning group of Indian restaurants. Our Indian cuisine is varied and excellent; the spirit is of fine food and reassuring quality service. Our rich ingredients and the delicacy of our herbs and spices compliment the intricacies of our wine. Our menu is fully halal.
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