Indian restaurant brand Ronaq has opened a new venture in the heart of Edinburgh’s £150m New Waverley development which is currently transforming the city’s Old Town.

Ronaq, which first launched in Edinburgh three years ago, is expanding its chain into a glass-fronted corner site linking Cranston Street with East Market Street, just yards from the Royal Mile.

The new venue includes a large ground-level bar leading upstairs to a first-floor dining area seating up to 90 people.

It is almost completely surrounded by floor to ceiling glass panels providing magnificent views across the Waverley Valley.

Ronaq’s director, Mohammed Shoaib, said: “We are situated just yards from the Royal Mile, one of the most iconic streets in the world, and Waverley Station, one of the busiest transport hubs in the UK.

“We have designed the restaurant to take full advantage of the views across Edinburgh.”

Ronaq offers a tapas-style daytime menu and at night the venue will be transformed into a bustling bar area serving Indian snacks and starters accompanied by a more formal eating experience in the restaurant inspired by the British Raj.”