Itihaas – Dalkeith Indian Restaurant Turns 10

The local eateries with go up against the best Asian restaurants and takeaways from around Scotland after more than 10,000 people voted online for their favourite venues, with 70 businesses making the shortlist.

Hosted by BBC News anchor Samantha Simmonds, the gala dinner and awards ceremony will take place at The Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh on September 18.

The awards, being held for the seventh time, are organised by the Asian Catering Federation (ACF).

ACF chairman Yawar Khan said: “We are seeing some remarkable creativity by pioneering restaurateurs and chefs, adapting to challenging trading conditions and more sophisticated customer preferences, showcasing Scotland’s world-leading produce, especially its seafood, game, neeps and tatties.”

Serving a fresh taste of Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine in the heart of Scotland, Itihaas restaurant is excited for their 10 year anniversary. This award-winning restaurant always has an intriguing menu and now there is something new on offer to help celebrate.

The word Itihaas is derived from the Hindi language, meaning ‘history’. The restaurant of this name has had plenty of history in the past 10 years. With the mission of offering delicious Bangladeshi and Indian meals in Dalkeith, Itihaas has grown with success. Itihaas has always focussed on keeping their meals simple yet flavoursome. Itihaas has won many awards over the competition with their high standards in good quality dishes and service. Recently, a winner of the Scottish Curry Award 2017 and Trip advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017, Itihaas is well deserving.

Flavoured with impeccable herbs and spices, the meals at Itihaas will whet your appetite. The staff always has a good recommendation of wine to complement the intricacies of the dishes. Great care and attention is put into every meal which is served in a pleasant and relaxed environment.

The restaurant was opened by Matin Khan in 2007. His belief that cooking is an art form to create aromatic dishes has endured across the years. As well as creating mouth-watering dishes using Indian and Bangladeshi spices and flavours, Khan has also encouraged an involvement in the community. Itihaas regularly sponsors the local community including Newtongrange Star football team – and charity events, such as donations to the Saltersgate School.

Itihaas, is a local restaurant in Dalkeith that truly values the community, Itihaas recognises that their success would not be without the support of the local residents. So, to all the diners and residents of Midlothian, Itihaas extends warm and genuine thanks for all the support over the years.

Without you, valued customers, none of our success would have been possible. As a heartfelt thank you, we will be giving away a £10 voucher with orders throughout the month of December. These vouchers will be valid for use in January and February 2018.

Consider this not only a token of our genuine appreciation, but also a way to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that the year 2018 will be prosperous and joyful for everyone in Dalkeith and further afield in Edinburgh and around Scotland.

Here is to embracing another 10 years of success and we look forward to having many diners and residents, both new and old, join us for delicious and tantalising Indian and Bangladeshi food. Please join us at our restaurant 7 days a week and share a meal with your loved ones.

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17-19 Eskbank Road, Dalkieth, EH22 1HD | 0131 663 9800
Monday – Thursday || 12pm-2pm || 5pm-10:30pm
Friday – Sunday || 12pm-2pm || 4:30pm-10:30pm
Closed Tuesday

17-19 Eskbank Road, Dalkieth, EH22 1HD
0131 663 9800

Monday – Thursday || 12pm-2pm || 5pm-10:30pm
Friday – Sunday || 12pm-2pm || 4:30pm-10:30pm
Closed Tuesday


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