lancers brasserie, edinburgh, review

In the heart of Stockbridge lies the Lancers Brasserie which was established in 1985. Following their recent revamp, I was invited* to try out the menu.

Firstly, the restaurant is beautiful. Whoever their interior designer / visionary is, they’ve got impeccable taste – blue velvet, brass, plush banquet seating.

The menu is nicely varied with both traditional and more modern or unusual dishes on offer and it’s refreshing not just to see the same old things. One thing I wasn’t expecting to see on an Indian menu was the offering of tacos so of course we had to give them a go!

The king prawns are cooked in a rich gravy with coriander and presented in cute little tacos perfectly bite sized. Exceeding all expectations, the tacos were light, fresh, flavoursome and a real revelation.

Achari gohst – this was my boyfriend’s dish of choice with succulent pieces of lamb in a rich, deeply flavoured masala.

My murgh makhani was the recommendation of our waiter and I wasnt disappointed. Layers of flavour expertly balanced and a generous serving of moist chicken.

A fluffy garlic naan and pilau rice completed our meal perfectly and was just the right amount for the two of us. Just look at that bubbling!

* I was invited for a complementary meal but as always all opinions are entirely my own.

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