I don’t often find myself at a loose end on a midweek lunchtime in Corstorphine but when dealt those cards I responded with a welcoming spirit and quickly crossed the threshold of the Eastern Pavilion.
With their exterior sign proclaiming it “the famous Indian restaurant” I felt a little sheepish at not previously being acquainted with their fame.
Upon being seated at a window seat in their carpetted dining space, I continued the sheepish theme by ordering sheek kebab to start and lamb bhuna to follow. This came with naan and a cuppa as part of their £6.95 lunchtime menu (one of a range of high value set lunch lists).
The starter promptly arrived presented in a typical style with a simple mince kebab and bits and bobs of crunchy salad veg. The meat had good succulence and was warmly spiced. It was a good opener.
The main course was to the same pretty good standard. The naan was of the soft, pillowy variety so good to mop up the saucy bhuna. The lamb chunks were extremely tender. It was a well-judged lunchtime portion.
So overall, Eastern Pavilion served me a very good lunch for the money. I’d be interested to see what their evening menu covers as the lunch offered accurate renditions of classics. I should make time to visit again later in the year.
Blythe scores the Eastern Pavilion
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: sheek kebab, lamb bhuna, naan
I drank: water, tea
I wore: blue shirt
Total bill: £6.95
Address: 46 St John’s Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, EH12 6PA