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Indian Restaurant and Takeaway

3.9 out of 5 3.9/5 from 5 reviews (add your opinion)

15 North St Andrew Street
Andrew Street

Phone: 0131 556 5028
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Price: ££
Licensed: Yes
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: Yes
Delivery: Yes (free locally over £15)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 1200-1400
Mon-Sun: 1730-2330


Takeaway Menu

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3 from MarchmontMan (42%) on October 23rd, 2009 (9 years ago)

Zest, 15 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ, Edinburgh

We booked a mid-evening, midweek meal at Zest & were welcomed promptly. The only diners in the place, we were directed to one of the window tables at the front. Some people will like the slight privacy the 2 window table booths give from the rest of the restaurant but I find them the coldest spots in this restaurant & they have the effect of making you feel you're eating in a goldfish bowl.

We chose a bottle of Chardonnay from an extensive (but pricey) wine selection. For starters I enjoyed a King Prawn Puri which had a nice flavour, a smallish medium-spiced king prawn curry really. But puri traditionalists beware! You get a few fun-size star shaped puris. Once you get over the novelty, the shape annoys as these should be there to mop up the curry & the star shape doesn't serve this purpose. My friend had a chicken tikka starter. Absolutely without flavour, a few small slices of chicken served with a non-descript sauce & iceberg lettuce, obligatory slice of cucumber & of tomato. My friend is a curry house veteran and he was very disheartened by this opener.

For mains I chose North Indian Chilli Garlic Chicken. This was decent. Not particularly hot unless you choose to eat the small green chillies in which case it could be burning hot. The best thing about this dish are the little shavings of garlic which provide a garnish & a real garlic kick. My friend had the Chana Ghost - lamb & chickpea combo. He didn't like it though, again lacking flavour altogether. At least if you're going to serve a bland base curry, then give it plenty fresh coriander for taste but this didn't even have that. His misery was compounded by a pretty dull naan bread, thin & crispy in places and a burnt patch in the middle. I did much better with the mushroom pilau rice which was tasty & plentiful.

So Zest let us down. A couple of other tables arrived before we left but the place depressed us. My meal was quite good but my friend's meal was poor & the place lacked ambience.

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4 from IrishScot (26%) on November 7th, 2007 (11 years ago)

Zest, 15 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ, Edinburgh

This was always a favourite of our office when people wanted to go out for a "business lunch".

Buffets were always a good option as the food was great and so was the price.

The staff have always been very friendly.

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4.5 from poultox (14%) on May 1st, 2011 (8 years ago)

Zest, 15 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ, Edinburgh

Eight of us boozily popped in very last minute on a Friday night recently and were immediately accommodated. The food was plentiful and delicious.

As with all Asian restaurants, the service was marvellous and we were treated like royalty.

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4 from growntree (10%) on November 20th, 2008 (10 years ago)

Zest, 15 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ, Edinburgh

I discovered Zest by searching on this site. As I did not have a menu, I decided to wing-it and try to get something delivered. The guy I spoke to was helpful in suggesting what I would like to try and I was told how long delivery would take when I ordered. Minumum order was £10 rather than the £15 indicated above. Everything arrived within the stated delivery time, with a menu so I don't have to wing-it next time and the receipt I had asked for to claim on expenses.

The writing on top of the containers was clear and descriptive so I knew exactly which foil tray was which rather than the usual scribble that has appeared when I have ordered from other places.

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4 from sweetened (8%) on February 14th, 2008 (11 years ago)

Zest, 15 North St Andrew Street, EH2 1HJ, Edinburgh

Soon after arriving in Edinburgh my partner and I checked out Zest, a restaurant serving contemporary Indian cuisine on North St. Andrew’s Street. We enjoyed it thoroughly and recently returned with our friend Nick.

We had about forty-five minutes until the doors opened at The Stand and were looking for a place to grab a quick bite to eat. Unable to order food on a Sunday night at the nearby bars I cheekily suggested Zest. To our surprise and delight our waiter informed us that we could order main courses in time and seated us quickly.

The decor is modern and feels smart and clean. The lighting is fairly bright but the restaurant is small enough to still feel intimate. The previous time we’d gone Paul and I enjoyed what felt like a private table set in the big windows at the front.

Paul ordered his usual chicken korma while Nick opted for a lamb dish cooked with spinach (I can’t remember the name for this one). Having forgotten my lactaid pills I passed the creamy kormas by and tried the jaipur chicken. And of course we had poppadoms to start and naan bread and pilau rice to accompany our meals. Nick and Paul each had a large bottle of Cobra beer.

As promised our food arrived incredibly quickly. Paul enjoyed the creamy korma, which I longed to try again. Though I don’t usually order lamb I liked Nick’s dish, and am a big fan of spinach in general. My jaipur chicken was delicious and I was so glad that my forgetfulness allowed me to try something new. The onion and pepper were flavourful and along with the red sauce made the dish colourful. I love cilantro and found the spices satisfying and not overpowering. Paul liked my meal so much that he is planning to order it next time. As usual the thick, light naan bread made the meal for me.

For the three of us, with the two Cobras, the bill came to about £50.00. We were all quite pleased with the meal and impressed with the quality and speed of the service.

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