When I asked our waiter for the evening how long Voujon had been open in Edinburgh I was surprised to hear 12 years. Despite being a big fan of a good curry neither of us had heard of Voujon before being invited along last week. After sampling the food on offer I really can’t understand why this place has managed to escape our attention over the years.
Situated on Newington road Voujon is in a fairly busy location but sitting inside the restaurant you wouldn’t know it. The interior has a spacious modern interior with plenty room between tables but still feels quite cosy and laid back.
For starters we ordered the Chicken Pakora and the Boti Kebab to share along with the obligatory poppadoms to tuck into while waiting. With a bottle of cobra each to wash it down. We didn’t have much of a wait as the starters arrived promptly, much appreciated after a long day at the office!
The Chicken Pakora was really tasty, the batter was light and crispy and the chicken nice and moist. Portion size was ideal for a starter. The Boti Kebab (lamb kebab) again was excellent. The lamb was perfectly cooked with a lovely charred tandoori taste on the outside and slightly pink in the middle and the accompanying sauce finished things off nicely.
After that successful start we were looking forward to our mains. Our waiter came over to take away our empty starter plates and asked if we would like our main courses asap or would like to take a few minutes break, which I thought was a nice touch. In the interests of digestion versus the desire to scoff more tasty food we suggested 5 minutes would be ideal.
Right on cue our main courses arrived. Miss Edinburger had opted for the Lamb Passanda (a Korma veteran it’s nice to see her expanding her horizons) with pilau rice and I went for the Ginger Murgh (Chicken) with mushroom pilau rice. We both shared a plain naan. The Ginger Murgh was a winner. The chicken was in nice big pieces and again cooked very well. The sauce was lovely and tangy with a slight kick to it and a nice thick consistency. The mushroom pilau was an ideal accompaniment, plenty mushrooms through the rice which was moist without being greasy. The Lamb Passanda was very tasty also, plenty sauce with a nice coconut flavour, and a little bit of subtle spice to it. The lamb was perfectly cooked and crumbled nicely under a fork without any effort. The naan bread is also worth mentioning, lovely and moist and very tasty and plenty of it for sharing.
We would definitely recommend Voujon if you are on the look out for a great curry in Edinburgh and with it’s close proximity to Miss E’s work I can see it becoming a favourite for a tasty midweek treat!
Voujon | 107 Newington Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1QW | 0131 667 5046
*We were invited along to dine at Voujon. Our food was complimentary but as always our thoughts and opinions are our own.