The Red Fort Indian restaurant is in Drummond Street, tel 0131 558 8014, a few minutes walk from Princes Street and the Royal Mile, close to the Festival Theatre and the National Museum in Chambers Street. The restaurant offers a buffet lunch for only Â£6.85 every day of the week from 12noon to 3pm. The price of Â£6.85 even includes a welcome soft drink. I had Sunday lunch there in April 2008. There was a choice of three starters, vegetable pakora, chick peas and chicken thighs with various sauces and salad. There were six main courses including lamb madras, chicken korma, lentil dahl and a vegetable mix accompanied by rice and nan bread. To finish there was either ice cream or coffee.
I though that the buffet lunch offered excellent value for money. There was a reasonable selection of dishes and the food was of reasonable quality and tasty.
National Museum of Scotland, Chamber St
So you can have a great cheap day out in Edinburgh, visit the National Museum of Scotland free of charge and a good lunch for Â£7. There’s lot to do and see, all free of charge, off the beaten track in Edinburgh.
Update 5 May 2012 – We had lunch at the Red Fort, which now costs Â£7.85 per adult. I’d say that the food is even better now, with a wider selection of starters.
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