June 17, 2015 Closed, Indian, Leith 7 Comments

Haggis balls

Haggis balls

Where the Raj plied its trade for many years, Agoon Pani recently took up residence. On an evening of changeable fortunes, both with the weather and otherwise, I popped in for a visit.

It’s much the same layout as before, but they’ve made a good attempt to spruce up the place. The menu, too, has been given a significant overhaul with the focus on some interesting sounding dishes, with the Indian staples relegated to a single page near the end of the selection.

Bright sauce

Bright sauce

From their starters, I was hooked in by talk of a haggis chop. This proved to be something of a mis-translation as it was simply a sort of haggis pakora. For main I opted for lamb saag with daal, to which I added a plain naan.

The starter promptly arrived and once I’d reconciled my “chop” expectations, I tucked in. The accompanying sauce was vibrantly green, but lacked much fragrance beyond a warm chilli heat. The pakora were fine.

Lamb

Lamb

The main course was in similar territory. The lamb was a little unevenly cooked, but most was decently tender. The sauce had plenty of good fresh spinach, but it was pretty routine stuff. The naan was ordinary.

So overall, Agoon Pani is a good deal smarter than its previous incarnation, but the food still has some room for improvement. The service was warmly welcoming, and the interior has been reinvigorated, but I’m not sure it’s a place that’s high on my list for a revisit.

Scores
Blythe scores Agoon Pani
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 13/20

I ate: haggis chop; saag daal gosht; naan

I drank: lager

I wore: blue shirt

Total bill: £20.35

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Written by BKR