Hardeep Singh Kohli goes in deep

WEB SIZE Hardeep Singh Kohli VDeep Interior Credit Paul Johnston at Copper Mango

Scotland’s first craft beer and curry bar was launched in Edinburgh. The new bar, called VDeep is a partnership between celebrity chef, comedian and TV presenter, Hardeep Singh Kohli, and the team behind the Vintage Leith.

VDeep is Kohli’s first bar and restaurant although he was previously involved with Koolba in Glasgow on a consultancy basis.

VDeep has a menu which includes 21 contemporary Indian dishes with Hardeep Singh Kohli and Head Chef Ruairidh Skinner, collaborating on dishes such as ‘Bangras & Mash’, ‘Cauliflower Cheese Curry’ and ‘Pork Cheek Vindaloo’; all inspired by Hardeep’s childhood. It also offers a wide range of craft keg, cask and bottled beers.

Hardeep comments, “My whole life I’ve heard people saying ‘I’m going out for a beer, then for a curry’ but nobody has ever put them in the same room. I was always nervous at the prospect of trying to reinvent Indian food while remaining authentic. Then I began to question ‘what is authentic?’ Food has developed and changed for centuries. VDeep is the next dynamic change in Indian food.”

The bar also offers a limited edition guest beer called Vindabrew which is the first in a series of small batch craft beers designed to pair with curry and created by the team behind the restaurant.