Meet our chef

Born on July 23, 1970 in district of Baglung, Nepal, Mr Bimal Basnet has grown his experience with the mosaic of spices for more than 19 years.

He started his career at the age of 17 years old as Commis-I at Mini Mahal Restaurant, New Delhi, India. He built up his experience with other well known work places such as La Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, Hotel Mnanang in Kathmandu, Shish Mahal Restaurant in Singapore and Namaste Restaurant in Edinburgh for several years. He is one of the most renowned among the Indian Chef in Edinburgh.

As a result of his proficient and exceptional commitment to his skills in the kitchen, Namaste Kathmandu has managed to become one of the best places to eat in Edinburgh (Hitlist 2008/09, Hitlist 2009/10).

Bimal is eager to expand his current skills and further his own capabilities as Head Chef in Namaste Kathmandu Restaurant. He comments: "By focusing on fresh, quality and well-sourced ingredients, creating innovative menus and the continuous training of my team, I look forward to producing a consistently high standard of dining."

We are glad to serve his food to you.

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0131 220 2273


17 - 19 Forrest Road,
Edinburgh EH1 2QH