Lotus has been dishing up decent curry-house food in Edinburgh’s Newington district for some 30 years and remains reliable choice in the neighbourhood. The kitchen sends out a decent selection of tandooris and baltis alongside self-styled ‘old goodies’ – in other words, dhansaks, kormas, patias, bhunas and so on. It’s also worth checking out the Lotus specialities such as garam fry gosht (lamb marinated overnight in cider vinegar), butter chicken or fiery Punjabi halchal fired up with green chillis and black pepper. Vegetables, breads and rice are all par for the course. Lotus also does a steady trade in local takeaways and home deliveries too.