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The Clay Oven


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#1,264 of 1,814 Restaurants in Edinburgh

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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.
US$16 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Bangladeshi, Indian, Asian
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to try the Clay Oven for simple carryout. Both meals were dreadful, the taste was odd, devoid of flavour. The chicken had a strange texture to it, inedible, beyond even the description of bland. We binned the lot, and had some toast instead....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dirleton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just eaten at the Clay Oven for the first time. The staff were polite but not overly welcoming. Having all enjoyed our meal we asked for the bill. The waiter asked us if we could pay by cash and we all replied that...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Bev W
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Well, all that glitters is not gold, the colour of the food was good, looked authentic but the spices and other methods were not up to the mark, I have been travelling across the world and eating food and say this is not worth the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Noble J
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Long wait for meal. Seemed as though the staff and the chef were more interested in getting the takeaway department. Food was ok at best. Very salty. Staff friendly enough but seemed they would rather be elsewhere. Doubt I’ll be back as there is a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank allang692015
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

We booked this ‘restaurant’ for my Dad’s birthday explaining there would be 10 of us arriving at 7pm. They said not a problem. Despite asking when our food would arrive we still had not eaten by 8.50. Other people who had arrived after us had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Denise J
Reviewed 27 January 2019

The Clay Oven’s menu looked good for vegetarians and meat eaters alike so we visited on an early Saturday evening, having phoned ahead to reserve a table for 4. Parking restrictions in Morningside go off at 1.30pm on Saturdays so we could park more or...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Georgie011
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Sunday night dinner at the clay oven restaurant and the food is very tasty we really enjoyed the staters and the main also full of flavour thanks for lovely meal and service

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank O7103CBlaurad
AshadU1, Owner at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

Hello O7103CBlaurad, many thanks for a fantastic review of your experience at The Clay Oven. Cheers

Reviewed 30 December 2018

As soon as we entered the restaurant the service was appalling; the head waiter greeted us asking us in a rude manner if we had a reservation. At no time did he ask us during our meal if it was okay, and at one point...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aermacchi
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Went on xmas day, and the service and food was so appalling that it ruined our xmas day. My lamb tika masala was disgusting in that the lamb was tough and the sauce was bland, with not even a hint of a masala sauce. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dot T
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Been coming here for probably 20 years, it never fails, it never changes and that makes me happy. Polite service, nice tablecloths, great curries and the best naan breads.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MAS494
AshadU1, General Manager at The Clay Oven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Hello MAS494, thanks for taking the time to review us - your fantastic review is greatly appreciated. Cheers!

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