Radhuni, home of the best curry chef in Scotland!
We were told that Radhuni is a Bengali word meaning 'passionate cook' so where else would you expect to find the winner of the Scottish Curry Awards' Chef of the Year 2018, Ashok Ram, working?
In the business for seven years with a steady trade from locals, Radhuni is now hoping to mark itself as a dining destination to those from further afield with the impressive Chef of the Year accolade, and Edinburgh is only a short drive or bus trip away. Ikea and the Straiton Retail Park are a mere 5 minutes drive away.
Not only is it huge inside, they have an outdoor seating area with water feature too, which is pretty rare for Scottish Indian restaurants in my experience. It was a bit wet on our visit so we decided to stay indoors!
Assorted Kebab Selection (£5.75).
Tandoor cooked salmon marinated in spices. We both love curried fish so jumped at the chance to order this, salmon can be great when curried and this was nicely spiced and cooked perfectly.
Spiced potatoes and cauliflower. Tender potatoes and perfectly cooked cauliflower in a lightly spiced sauce. Don’t worry if you don’t like spice, this is a tingle rather than a slap. 🙂
Cauliflower Bhaji - side dish (£4.50).
Who doesn't like a good surprise, and we always like to seek out hidden gems, which it shouldn't be now that they have the curry chef of the year in their kitchen! From the unassuming entrance to the welcome to the quality food and outdoor area, we were impressed. The dishes all had a lot of flavour and spices, yes, but it was a balanced where you could pick out flavours of coriander and garlic, for example, rather than being monotonous gloop. It was really filling too, we ate too much in fact so let that be a happy warning! Each course was delivered quickly, our full three course meal was delivered in a mere 90 minutes. The total cost of our meal, including three alcoholic drinks would have been £69 for two, which for the amount of food we consider to be pretty good value. They also do a 2-course lunch for £8.95 from Tuesday - Saturday and if you live nearby they do takeaways too. Staff were wonderfully attentive and toilets were in good shape.
+ Award-winning cooking
+ Prompt service
+ Lots of fish curries
+ Outdoor seating
+ Handy for public transport from Edinburgh
+ Parking nearby
- Dessert was the only disappointing course
93 Clerk st, Loanhead EH20 9RE
Get there on Lothian bus no. 37. It stops very close by. You can get on at Princes Street or North Bridge.
Telephone: 0131 202 6406
Tuesday to Saturday: 12 noon - 2pm / 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 2:30pm - 10:30pm
Disclaimer: Fred sez his hoomins got fed and water gratis but look at the kebab and fish he says, go on, it looks great! He wants it in his bowl now, so this must be a truthful review!