Farin Road @ Tani Modi

Innovative Pan African Cuisine

from 5.30pm Fridays & Saturdays

Welcome - Ekaabo - Karibu - Salaam

The Farin Road journey started a while back in Edinburgh through a series of pop ups and supperclubs  serving new  innovative ideas of representation of the vast African cuisine. Known for it complex and unique flavours every course is culturally rich and deepen in history.

Dine with us Friday and  Saturday and discover a carefully curated monthly menu that draws inspiration from across the African continent and the Caribbean. Our dishes are linked by their common roots in sub-Saharan Africa. 

The Scottish larder tells an African tale...

Farin road finds its origin in the vast Scottish larder which is readily available to the kitchen. The team have taken a bold leap into rarely charted world of curating the cuisine of the African continent in a new way. 

Farin Road is hosted by Tani Modi located in the middle of Edinburgh City centre on the historic Hanover street. Be it intimate dinner or catching up with friends we aim to create an culinary experience that is worth every bite.

Loved by many...

Tinda Tinda
Tinda Tinda
2022-08-08
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Dining at Farin Road was such a refreshing experience….. This gem is tucked away at the famous Tani Modi brunch house on Hanover Street and is open on specific days of the week – so you must book in advance to make sure you get fed. On arrival, Abi surprised us with a great hummus and olive on a chapati crisp amuse-bouche. This crisp was loaded with roasted seeds and a single fresh coriander leaf; which looked like garnish at first, until I had a bite of it and realised that it was a very intentional placement as it delivered a fresh punch which clearly opened up my senses in preparation for the feast. We moved on to the Eja Dindin (whitebait) and Goat Haggis for our starters. My haggis was served with a side of fresh salad and mayo and the fresh Eja Dindin was served with a lemon wedge on mayo. I had Boli for my main - which was a vegetarian feast of fried plantain, lentil dahl and a samosa, my friend had the jerk chicken breast with jollof. We never made it to dessert thanks to generous portions….. Let’s just say that I am not complaining. In lieu of dessert, Abi presented an amazing smooth rum which was the perfect cherry to the proverbial cake. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Farin Road’s vision is very evident in their fusion and presentation….. The food is perfectly tailored to look great and still deliver a flavour punch - the perfect introduction to Pan-African dining. They also showcase their Atarodo range of chilli oil, chutneys and sauces with their food – so it was great knowing that I can bag them for the pantry 😉 I will be back!
Tess Apple Gee
Tess Apple Gee
2022-06-02
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We had an amazing experience at Farin Road. The food was delicious and the service was so friendly and personal. A great experience all round - we are recommending to everyone we know!
Benjamin Murenzi
Benjamin Murenzi
2020-06-29
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I ordered some food from Farin Road for a movie night and Man.. Good is an understatement..! Thank you for the fast service too, looking forward to go through the Menu and discover more your dishes!!
Dan Ashmore
Dan Ashmore
2020-06-29
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I have experienced Abis passion and love for cuisine for a few years now. Always delicious and always cooked and served with an infectiously happy attitude
Annika Höbler
Annika Höbler
2020-06-25
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We’ve tried the focaccia bread and the Farin road/Riverlife collaboration and couldn’t have been more pleased. The focaccia bread is divine (I highly recommend trying the paprika and honey) and the takeaway food was incredible. We had the Caribbean platter and It was prepared perfectly- such a delicious collection of food, individually spiced to what I could handle and enough to see us through lunch the next day. Amazing service and great value! Will definitely keep coming back and excited to try their other dishes!
Quique Salomon Cabrer
Quique Salomon Cabrer
2020-06-24
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Such an amazing culinary hand! He has a wide variety of flavours to pick from and whatever you choose, you WON'T be disappointed! I have seen and tasted his food for a long time , and with that being said, is a definite MUST to order and enjoy such fulfilling meals. 10/10
Steven Faseyiku
Steven Faseyiku
2020-06-23
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I first experienced Abi's culinary abilities in an incredible fine dining experience last year. Then for my birthday this June my partner requested takeaway dinner provided by Farin Road. On both occasions the standards of taste and presentation were wonderful - and I ended up ordering again 3 days later. I truly commend Chef Abi, and strongly recommend trying his dishes
Mari Tanaka
Mari Tanaka
2020-06-23
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The Nigerian Sharing Plate I ordered was fantastic! There were a variety of dishes, all delicious and excellent value. Will be ordering again!
Sara Giannandrea
Sara Giannandrea
2020-06-23
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We have visited a few times now & each time tried something new & this is some of the most amazing food we have ever tasted! Such beautiful food. You need to eat from here!
Karolína Hrachová
Karolína Hrachová
2020-06-23
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Delicious, homemade flavorful focaccia which you can't find anywhere in Edinburgh! Abi has super professional approach to his customers and makes you feel like the most important one! Fast communication & delivery. 100% recommend.
Binis85
Binis85
2022-07-17
Delicious Food Came here for dinner with friends. Great opportunity for us to try pan African food and we were not disappointed. Lovely food and great service.
Taiwo O
Taiwo O
2022-06-04
Edinburgh’s hidden gem Great African take on traditional Scottish staple like Haggis and world dishes like Plantain and fried fish meals. Great location and world class serviceMore
namroo
namroo
2022-06-03
Tasty Spicy food Tried this as new restaurant in town, not disappointed, lovely and spicy. Highlight was the Peri Peri chicken wings, jollof rice also good! Will come back and try the Goat haggis Bon bons next time. Thank you.
Awangardowy K
Awangardowy K
2022-05-29
Briliant experience Came for a dinner. Amazing service, food coming out on time, the best lamb tagine i ever had. My partner had vegetarian bolli and she was really satisfied with it.
GTI123
GTI123
2022-05-23
Great African Food Good selection of dishes from various African regions, all with the chef's special twist. Cooked with love and attention to detail, the chef clearly cares a lot about his food and cooking. He made his guests feel welcome and discussed the various menu items. All...M our dishes were delicious. Lovely and friendly staff. A great experience overall. I would recommend and will return.
RichardAds
RichardAds
2022-05-21
Excellent food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We had an excellent meal here last night. The food is African inspired but given the size and diversity of that continent there is something for everyone. Even the simplest dishes show real skill from the chef and all staff are friendly and helpful. We...M will definitely return.
haydonc2022
haydonc2022
2022-05-07
Excellent food, well looked after! Went as two vegans and the chef had an off-menu option for us to have separate main courses. The jollof Rice, Boli, yam chips, and coconut tapioca were all superb. Would highly recommend!More
Mucking_Fuddled
Mucking_Fuddled
2022-05-06
Perfect date. Having found the area devoid of proper nourishment, My girlfriend and I stumbled upon Farin Road. From the minute we walked in the smell overcame us. Greeted instantly we were welcomed and taken to a table. The aesthetic was homely and welcoming. I felt relaxed...M and comfy. Then came the food. Happy is too little a word to describe the joy I have experienced with food this evening. I am enamoured to this place. The food beggars belief, I have tasted flavours I never imagined. I feel like I’m at the kitchen table, eating mums dinner.
599beea
599beea
2022-05-05
The Gbegiri was singing in my stomach Nice sunny day in Edinburgh. I popped down to Farin Road for nice dinner with my partner and I was blown away. I ordered Gbegiri and Oxtal burger. Gbegiri soup is just yummy. And that Oxtal burger? Damn so yummy that I want to cry....M You know those tears of joy? That was me. I am very impressed with the place and will be going back. In addition, the staffs are so polite and nice.
elinat636
elinat636
2022-05-05
Loved it! Loved it! Amazing food - would definitely recommend the ox tail burger. Great African flavours with a UK twistMore
Lydia Tcheir
Lydia Tcheir
2022-08-09
Had such an amazing experience at Farin Road this weekend. The chef and staff alike were so friendly and welcoming. A brilliant, relaxed atmosphere to try the Pan African inspired menu. For food, we had the suya chicken wings which were delicious, the mains were brilliant too. We opted for the pulled beef burger and jerk flavoured chicken. For dessert, we tried the deconstructed hibiscus cheesecake which came beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. Overall a very enjoyable experience like no other you’d find across Scotland, and we’ll most definitely be back to try the rest of the menu!
Tinderbox - With Tinda
Tinderbox - With Tinda
2022-08-08
Dining at Farin Road was such a refreshing experience….. This gem is tucked away at the famous Tani Modi brunch house on Hanover Street and is open on specific days of the week – so you must book in advance to make sure you get fed. On arrival, Abi surprised us with a great hummus and olive on a chapati crisp amuse-bouche. This crisp was loaded with roasted seeds and a single fresh coriander leaf; which looked like garnish at first, until I had a bite of it and realised that it was a very intentional placement as it delivered a fresh punch which clearly opened up my senses in preparation for the feast. We moved on to the Eja Dindin (whitebait) and Goat Haggis for our starters. My haggis was served with a side of fresh salad and mayo and the fresh Eja Dindin was served with a lemon wedge on mayo. I had Boli for my main - which was a vegetarian feast of fried plantain, lentil dahl and a samosa, my friend had the jerk chicken breast with jollof. We never made it to dessert thanks to generous portions….. Let’s just say that I am not complaining. In lieu of dessert, Abi presented an amazing smooth rum which was the perfect cherry to the proverbial cake. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Farin Road’s vision is very evident in their fusion and presentation….. The food is perfectly tailored to look great and still deliver a flavour punch - the perfect introduction to Pan-African dining. They also showcase their Atarodo range of chilli oil, chutneys and sauces with their food – so it was great knowing that I can bag them for the pantry 😉 I will be back!
Yussef R
Yussef R
2022-08-05
Had some unbelievable food here
Benjamin Murenzi
Benjamin Murenzi
2022-07-08
Excellent Oxtail burger!!
Ivan Sanchez Montaño
Ivan Sanchez Montaño
2022-06-11
I had panafrican dinner there recently and it just blew my mind. Abhi is Masterchef's material. Also, he explained to us the dishes' background and how he reinvented them for the UK public without losing their essence. Well worth the money. They offer panafrican cuisine only a few days per week, so check in advance their eebsite before getting there. New hidden gem!
Naomi D
Naomi D
2022-06-03
Amazing, highlight was peri peri chicken wings, nice and spicy. Will definitely be back to try the goat haggis Bon Bon’s. Thanks.
Niko
Niko
2022-05-21
Richard Adamson
Richard Adamson
2022-05-20
Fantastic African inspired food in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Staff great. Highly recommended a visit.
Gaelle Isimbi
Gaelle Isimbi
2022-05-08
Overall excellent experience, the friendly staff made us feel so welcomed. Ambiance is chilled and relaxed, and when it comes to the food WOW! The oxtail burger was delicious as well as the Hummus ! I'll definitely be back for more. Thank you
Linda Momo
Linda Momo
2022-05-07
I was there yesterday with family, the place is nice and friendly, the food is just amazing. I thought that I was cooking very well at home, but this is just another level. The drink "Sobo"... waouhhh

Makers of Award Winning Scotch Bonnet Condiments

Atarodo Chilli Scotch Bonnet condiments is a product line curated by Farin Road, making chilli oil, chilli chutney, black chilli sauce and more.

We are happy to say that the this year Atarodo Chilli won the Luxlife Perfect Gift Award 2022! Also the Scotch bonnet chilli opil and chutney both pick up Great Taste Awards

Finally we also offer the following