Important COVID-19 Update
Starting Monday 3/11/2020, all hospitality businesses can open for sale of food, but must close by 6 pm with last entry at 5 pm. Guests must be seated at tables. Alcohol sales are not allowed except for Takeaway, per previous rules. Nilgiri Spice south Indian restaurant will be serving for our dine-in customers from 4 to 6 pm and will continue to offer takeaway and delivery until 9.30 pm. Please book your tables in advance as we have reduced tables and service time available due to the latest govt rules. To completely adhere to current tier-3 restrictions in Edinburgh, we are not taking walk-in at the moment. Tables must be booked either online or over the phone at least 24 hours in advance. Our takeaway and delivery services will be operating as usual from 4.30 pm till 9.30 pm every day.
An appeal from the owners
We realize that when you are eating at a well known chain restaurant you may be supporting a local chef, waiters and possible owner and that is good. However, when you choose to eat at a small local restaurant such as Nilgiri Spice your support goes much deeper. At Nilgiri Spice, we buy local meat, we use local bakeries, fresh markets, fisherman, breweries, distilleries and many more. This statement goes for a lot of small businesses not just ours. If you want to truly support local, think about where they get their entire product from and stop in and pay us a visit. Please feel free to share our post with your family and friends and while you are at it let them know we have online takeaway or delivery via www.nilgirispice.co.uk we are open from Monday - Sunday. We would love to have your support, we've missed you!
Dining at Nilgiri
We have safely reopened our restaurant for dine-in services. The Scottish government's strategy for the Coronavirus pandemic mitigation is in place to make sure your time with us will be safe and enjoyable. Stay home if unwell, wear mask whenever not seated, use sanitisers, wash your hands, keep safe distance. Table services only. Booking online will help us more organised to serve you better. Visit us for the best Indian dishes in Edinburgh. Most of our vegetarian dishes are Vegan friendly too.
We create delicious experiences
Kerala Special Combo
Appam (2) + Chicken/Lamb Stew + Coconut Rice £13.95/14.95
Appam (2) + Kuttanad Duck Roast + Coconut Rice £15.95
Appam (2) + Konju (Prawns) Curry + Lemon Rice £15.95
Kappa (Cassava) + Shappu Meen (Fish) Curry + Boiled Rice £14.95
(Rice can be replaced with Naan or porata)
*Stew is mild yet full flavours of curry which is cooked in coconut milk - Mild
**Duck roast and Konju curry contains full flavours of spices – Medium
***Casava and Fish cooked with extra spices from Kerala – Medium to Hot
(Please ask our staff to adjust your spice level to match it to your taste buds)
Private Diners & Groups
As a team our priority is to make sure our customers are as comfortable as possible from the very moment they step in to our restaurant until their departure with a very satisfied smile on their face. Attention to detail, timely service in the most pleasant way to make sure our customers keep coming back to us whenever they think about south Indian dining. We would love to walk those extra miles to keep you happy at our place!
What Clients Say
"An Immediate Favourite A recent find, although I had already heard a lot of good things about this warm, welcoming and well situated South Keralan restaurant in its previous guise as Mezbaan, in the Tolcross area of Edinburgh..."
"Delicious South Indian food. I’m from Chennai and loved this food."
"Authentic South Indian experience Food was excellent with a wide range of options and a range of spice levels. There was something for all of us, including my 4 year old daughter who doesn’t handle spicy food, and me who love the heat. It was refreshing not to have standard base sauce in different dishes, but each of them freshly made. There is a selection of dishes which you don’t find usually in South Indian restaurants in Edinburgh. Staff are very friendly. If you want an authentic South Indian experience, this is the place."
"Trying something new This restaurant specialises in South Indian food. I never realised how different this would be from the curry I buy in the Midlands. There is lots of fish and vegetarian choices, in fact they account for half the menu. The staff are very attentive and very helpful, as they should be. I had a Chicken Nilgiri Chef’s Special. The sauce has such a great flavour, which the menu states that it is prepared using 21 spices. This is a new place and is well worth a visit. "
"Fantastic Indian restaurant We are a group of six guys who meet up every month for an Indian. This is by far the best Indian Restaurant in Edinburgh we have eaten in for a long while.It has a fantastic menu and service s extremely friendly, courteous and very efficient .The food i superb and very varied. Would strongly recommend and will definitely be returning soon. Trying their carryout tonight!"
"Superb Indian restaurant! Such a gem of a place to eat. Visiting Edinburgh fringe with friends and we saw this restaurant purely accidentally when we were looking for something to eat. "
Make a Reservation
For large group booking, the Main Dining Room can accommodate up to 30 plus guests and a secondary sitting area can accommodate 15 guests. Please contact the restaurant to arrange booking for larger groups. Reservations are available online 6 weeks before the date of the reservation.
Looking for an ideal venue? Look no further. Corporate dinners, special occasions, Chef’s Table, let us handle your needs. Reservations are available online 6 weeks before the date of the reservation.