October 17, 2014 Closed, Indian, Leith 2 Comments

Chicken biryani

Chicken biryani

After a busy day of touring around the city, our little family party of my mother and brother was entirely ready for some early evening sustenance. We called in to Haq’s on Albert Place.

Previously entirely focussed on takeaway business, Haq’s has recently added cafe seating to allow people to sit in. We were delighted to avail ourselves of this opportunity.

Daal soup

Daal soup

My mother, Anne, was just in the mood for something light so opted for their daal soup. My brother, Bill, is a great biryani lover, so opted for the chicken variety. I kept to my trusted favourite, too, with lamb saag and naan.

The wonderfully friendly counter man/waiter brought us glasses of water, then was soon delivering our dishes.



Simply presented, they were full of enticing aromas. My naan bread looked particularly good.

I was very pleased with the lamb. It was a very profuse portion of deliciously chunky lamb. The spinach was excellent, and the naan every bit as good as it looked. It was accomplished cooking of very high quality.

Mother and brother were both very pleased with their dishes, too.

So overall, Haq’s is firmly in the territory of a new favourite. Prices are incredibly reasonable (the soup was £1.95!), the portions generous and the flavours highly satisfying. I’d be happy to recommend a visit and look forward to popping in again, soon.

Blythe scores Haq’s
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20

We ate: daal soup, chicken biryani, lamb saag

We drank: water

We wore: brown, black, blue

Total bill: £17.75

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Written by BKR