April 1, 2015 Indian, Leith No Comments

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The restaurant on the corner of Albert Street has gone through four different incarnations since we’ve been writing Lunchquest. Golden Ambal is the latest, following in the footsteps of Assam, Babylon and Chaska. I popped in to try their lunch menu on a lovely sunny day.

The place remains rather smart with beautiful golden cornicing and nice Indian detailing in the upstairs space. The downstairs, with seating for around another forty people, has been given a nice refresh, too. I was impressed

Their lunch menu offered two courses for £5.95, which sounded pretty good to me. I started with chilli paneer, then lamb saag with rice and butter naan.

Chilli paneer

Chilli paneer

The friendly and attentive waiter was soon bringing over my starter which was packed with bright peppers. It proved very tasty indeed with profuse chunks of paneer in a warmly spiced sauce.

The main course maintained the very pleasing standard. The portion of lamb was very nicely judged for lunchtime, as was the naan. The rice was really good, too.

Lamb, rice, naan

Lamb, rice, naan

So overall, I was highly pleased with Golden Ambal. This hasn’t been a fortunate location, but this iteration is well-equipped to flourish as the fare on offer is very good. I look forward to visiting again, particularly to give their dosas a try. I’d recommend a visit.

Scores
Blythe scores Golden Ambal
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20

I ate: chilli paneer; lamb saagwala; pulao rice; butter naan

I drank: water

I wore: brown suit

Total bill: £5.95

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Written by BKR