Curry House of the Year: These are the three best curry houses in Edinburgh and Lothians according to YOU

St John's Road curry house is served the top prize by Evening News readers

Monday, 6th January 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Monday, 6th January 2020, 3:03 pm

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St John's Curry House staff triumphantly receive top prize

Following a competition, the spice was right for a Corstorphine restaurant which was named Curry House of the Year by Evening News readers.

St John’s Curry Club on St John’s Road has climbed its way up the rankings to secure the coveted title this year and first place in the competition.

In last year’s competition the Corstorphine restaurant and takeaway took the third place and in 2017 was the runner up, but has now secured itself as a top curry destination amongst Evening News readers.

Kebab Mahal's loyal following voted them to the runner up spot

The menu offers a selection of competitively priced classic curry dishes to tantalise all taste buds and their very own Chef’s Specials.

Second place was awarded to Kebab Mahal, located on Nicholson Square in the city centre.

The takeaway and restaurant which has served up mouthwatering dishes for over 30 years and specialises in halal Indian traditional tandoori and curry dishes, as well as serving up kebabs and pizza in the early hours.

Third place was awarded to another Corstorphine entry, AbidA, which has been operating since 2009.

St John's Road curry house AbidA was third place

A favourite amongst readers, AbidA which is located just along the road from St John’s Curry Club, took the second place prize in the Curry House of the Year awards last year.

Their most popular dishes include their chicken balti and chilli garlic chicken.

Arun Ramanan, owner of AbidA said: “It’s brilliant to receive the award. We have been serving the community for 10 years and we are looking forward to serving them for many more.

“We strive to offer the finest curries to the community and thank them for their support.”

Euan McGrory, editor of the Evening News, said: “We have so many fantastic curry restaurants in Edinburgh and the Lothians now that we can certainly give Glasgow a run for their money. The way our readers voted in such great numbers for their favourites shows how much we love our curries.

“Corstorphine is still clearly Edinburgh’s curry ‘hot stop’ with two awards won by restaurants on St John’s Road. Congratulations to the winners.”

Voting for the awards closed on 13 December 2019 with the titles being awarded on 18 December.