Britannia Spice is an exceptional restaurant which has won many international awards since it first took the Edinburgh dining scene by storm in 2000. In 2006 alone, it was named Best in Scotland by both BIBA and the British Curry Awards.
Founded by Dr Wali Uddin and Ranil Saparamadu as the new millennium dawned, Britannia Spice has won widespread praise for its exotic multi-ethnic cuisine and stylish atmosphere. Its wide ranging menus offer diners a choice of Indian, Bangladeshi, Nepali and Thai cuisine, all freshly and expertly prepared.
The restaurant was converted from a whisky bond at the entrance to the former Leith docks, at the heart of the multi-million pound redevelopment of the previously derelict dock area. The Royal Yacht Britannia is berthed within sight of the premises.
Paris-based interior designer Arshad Alam was commissioned to produce a design that would be exciting and new and yet reflect in many ways the nautical heritage of the site, the ambience of the finest ships of the line that sailed to the mysterious east. Mr Alam’s design has attracted universal acclaim – the premises are light and airy during the day and yet discrete and intimate in the evenings.
The restaurant can comfortably accommodate large parties and yet still feel welcoming for couples and lone diners. It regularly hosts charity events and functions, with live performances of music and dance.
Attention to detail is central to the ethos behind Britannia Spice which applies the highest standards throughout, in order to maximise the customersâ€™ experience. It rightly prides itself on the quality of the food and the friendly, helpful staff. The high number of regular customers speaks for itself.
Dr Uddin, the chairman and chief executive of Britannia Spice, said:
â€śWe work hard to ensure our customers feel like royalty the moment they step into the restaurant and we are proud to serve them food fit for a monarch.â€ť