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26 Jul, 2009

Tippoo Sahib

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Indian Food|United Kingdom

This would be the final post on our journey in Edinburgh.

Some photos taken before dinner. This was taken in High Street, Royal Mile.

Located on the Chambers Street, we also visited the National Museum of Scotland where admission is free.

The Ellesmere Locomotive which we saw in the museum.

A man playing music with the Scottish bagpipe in front of the High Court of Justiciary in the Royal Mile.

Located near the Edinburgh Castle, the Tartan Weaving Mill and Exhibition is quite an interesting place to visit. The cashmere factory outlet was really large, couldn’t tell from the outside though. Inside, the exhibition shows the whole process of tartan production from shearing sheep to making a kilt.

The public entrance of the Scottish Parliament Building.

Time for dinner, as we haven’t had Indian food in the UK before, we decided to give this place a try.

The interior of the restaurant was quiet and dim, nice and comfortable. But again, dim lighting means hindrance to taking good photos.

We had their 2 for 1 offer starting from 5 to 7.30pm. If we purchase 2 starters, 2 main courses, rice and nan, we will be able to get the cheapest main course for free. For our starters, we opted for the somosa which was priced at £3.85. The minced meat enclosed with ginger, garlic and coriander in a crunchy triangular pastry was delicious. It was crispy on the outside and very sweet and crunchy on the inside, not too oily too!

Priced at £4.50, the king prawn puri was as good as the somosa. The curried king prawns were sandwiched in a wafer-thin chapati. The king prawns were very fresh and flavourful. The sauces also complemented the starters very well.

For our mains, we had a chicken tikka masala priced at £8.25. Chicken tikka masala is a curry dish of roast chicken chunks served in red, rich, lightly spiced and tomato based sauce. It is a very popular dish in the UK. In fact, some claimed that it is the national dish of Britain. The chicken tikka masala served in this restaurant was tasty. The chicken was soft and tender while the sauce was exceptionally rich with thick tomato flavour, slightly sour and very appetising. Love it!

Another main course that we had was the lamb vindaloo priced at £8.25. Quoted from the menu, a vindaloo is “a South Indian dish with a very fiery fabulous rich and hot taste”. When placing our orders, the waiter repeatedly told us that the dish would be very spicy. We were so excited when the dish was served, took a bite and expecting to blow fire out of our mouths. But it hasn’t reach that level, it was very spicy, but bearable. The lamb was tender and nice, the sauce was rich, thick and aromatic too. Recommended if you’re looking for a spicy Indian dish!

We also had a garlic nan and a pilau rice. Priced at £2.95, the flavoursome garlic nan was very nice with a hint of aromatic garlic and ginger. The rice was good too. Both complemented very well with the curry dishes above.

It was a very pleasant dining experience, though the total bill came out to be slightly expensive. However, the quality of the food is guaranteed and service was good and speedy. For more information, please visit their official website here. Next stop – Manchester. Stay tune everyone!

Restaurant Information
129a Rose Street,
EH2 3DT Edinburgh,
United Kingdom.

18 Responses to "Tippoo Sahib"

1 | Selba

July 27th, 2009 at 1:13 am


The final post of Edinburgh? Ah… wish more posts of Edinburgh! But then, can't wait for the Manchester posts :)

The Indian restaurant looks nice.

2 | ♥-wanyi-♥

July 27th, 2009 at 1:46 am



3 | SimpleGirl

July 27th, 2009 at 4:23 am


nice Indian food..I love chicken tikka with naan, superb combination.Moreover, with the big number of Indian population in UK…the food must be good ya!

4 | 龍貓

July 27th, 2009 at 4:32 am


Chicken tikka masala 看来不错

5 | J2Kfm

July 27th, 2009 at 2:32 pm


very cool place. warm ambience, good Indian food.
agreed that UK's national food is surprisingly the CURRY, not fish & chips, nor steaks/pies.

6 | ai wei

July 27th, 2009 at 3:57 pm


indian food in UK, sounds good! i think i must visit an indian place once. all the while dine in mamak for the local indian food only.

7 | Sugar Bean

July 27th, 2009 at 9:01 pm


Selba, yeah, we only stayed in Edinburgh for 2 nights. Scotland is a nice place to visit, we would love to visit the highlands next time. Yeah, it's a good Indian restaurant.


SimpleGirl, yeah, though I've only eaten a few times in the Indian restaurants in the UK, they're generally good. And chicken tikka with naan rocks! ^^

龍貓,嗯,很正宗的印度餐。Chicken tikka masala也很美味。^^

J2Kfm, haha, I was quite shocked when I read it for the first time. But soon realised that Indian food is actually very popular in the UK. Good point!

ai wei, haha, yeah, we should go visit some good Indian restaurants some time. There are good ones in Brickfields I suppose. Shall we? ^^

8 | Little Inbox

July 28th, 2009 at 1:08 am


Chicken tikka masala, would love to try how does it taste. :)

9 | 550ml jar of faith

July 28th, 2009 at 3:29 am


King prawn puri sounds like the perfect wrap up to a true frolick around the UK!! Starving now just thinking about it!

10 | 佐瑟琳

July 28th, 2009 at 5:02 am





11 | 嘉CacinG進

July 28th, 2009 at 8:45 am



mm?! indian food??!! 外国有 serve 印度餐的哦!!!!

12 | mimid3vils

July 28th, 2009 at 9:11 am


Heard my bro said (who's work at UK b4)UK do have nice Indian food~~

13 | squall

July 28th, 2009 at 9:53 am


nice experience for indian food dining…have mamak there???…haha

14 | Alexander

July 28th, 2009 at 2:11 pm


Ah… I remember these places. I have to confess not the restaurant. Wonderful photos. 😀

Alex's World! –

15 | ling239

July 28th, 2009 at 2:27 pm


just out of curiousity…
how many prawns are there ? :p

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17 | jason

July 29th, 2009 at 10:16 am


Very nice photos of the places ^^

18 | sock peng

July 30th, 2009 at 2:16 pm


wow Nice view

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