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   17 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2BQ


  Thursday, October 28th 1993
Your Capital guide to eating out and what's on at the cinema.

Bangla's Best


"WHETHER you have visited us before, or this is your first Verandah experience, we can wish for little more than that you feel the warmth of our welcome and taste the magic of our kitchen" - the words of Wali Uddin, dedicated to filling Scottish stomachs with the best of Bangladesh.

We sampled from the Thali selection, complete(and filling) meals offering small portions of different dishes from the menu, served in small bowls. My Mixed Thali comprised substantial, luscious King Prawn Pathia, a remarkably distinguished Chicken Tikka Masallam, Lamb Rogan Josh, brilliant Chana (Chick Peas) Masallam, Pulao Rice, Chapati and Chutneys, and Madam's dishes included Keema Motor, Lamb Pasanda, Mixed Vegetable Bhajee and Tandoori Roti.

There are six Thalis, plus Tandoori specialities, Pungash and Boal fish delicacies, selected dinners, vegetarian dishes, side dishes and a two-page extravaganza of Bangladeshi and North Indian platefuls well known to Edinburgh curry eaters - Bhuna, Dhansak, Kurma, Kashmir Chicken.

PS: Sample the Prawn Puri starter (£4.25). It's remarkable, as is the understated decor, the wooden-slat wall-coverings catching the eye.

And there's a fair range of beers and lagers, including Indian Cobra.

The Bill

Non Vegetarian Thali £13.95
Mixed Thali £16.95. Wine: silky smooth,
Easy drinking Bin 555 Shiraz £10.65.

Total £41.55

Ratings out of Ten

Choice (range of menu) 9
Taste 9
Service 10
Atmosphere 9

that's the promise of the spicy menu at The Verandah.

Bill Clapperton