The Mosque Kitchen
- Telephone 0131 667 4035
- Food served Mon–Sun 11.30am–10pm (Fri closed 12.50–1.50pm).
- Average price £7 (lunch); £7 (evening meal)
- Website www.mosquekitchen.com
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Quite who is the Mosque Kitchen, who is the Original Mosque Kitchen and who is the original Original Mosque Kitchen is very much up for debate – just ask one of the staff here. However, regardless of who is more authentic, the two venues share a similar principle. Theirs is the simple philosophy of providing plentiful, rib-sticking dishes at low, low prices. Those prices, though, require some sacrifices to be made, and this is immediately evident in the school canteen set-up and the limited choice on offer. However, the team’s enthusiasm is infectious and the diverse clientele of students, locals and tourists lend the place a collegiate air. To the menu, then, and while the pakoras suffer from being kept hot and tend towards the spongy, the samosas are crisp, light and fragrant. Of the two chicken curries on offer, the jalfrezi is definitely the winner, out-spicing the milder alternative, and also packing a satisfyingly sharp punch. Both are packed with large chunks of meat, and a generous accompaniment of rice.
- High point: Cheap and very, very cheerful
- Low point: Don’t mention “The Original Mosque Kitchen”
- Private dining: Up to 100 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 100
- Open since: 2011
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