The Mosque Kitchen

The Mosque Kitchen
31–33 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX
  • Telephone 0131 667 4035
  • Seasonal times Open to 11pm during August
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11.30am–10pm (Fri closed 1–1.45pm).
  • Average price £10 (lunch); £10 (evening meal)
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Cheap and cheerful canteen-style curry house with basic halal and vegetable options.

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At The Mosque Kitchen they keep things plain and simple: what you see is what you get at this busy corner spot. Chicken, lamb or vegetable curry is served from a buffet counter on paper plates which struggle to support the generous portions. Takeaway or grab a seat at one of the communal tables and tuck in. Spices awaken your taste buds as lamb melts in your mouth. Tarka dhal and rice is like a warm hug from an Indian granny, but beware – she packs a punch if you happen upon one of the hidden chilis. Saag aloo is a highlight, smooth and garlicky with a hint of cumin and delicious scooped up with a piece of naan. If your waistband allows, maybe squeeze in a tempting sheekh kebab, too. Room for more? A separate counter entices with kulfi, ice-cream and sweet treats galore.

  • High point: Cheaply priced and giant portions
  • Low point: Environmental impact of disposable plates and cutlery
  • Notable dish: Tarka dhal
  • Average price: £10 (lunch); £10 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Uber eats
  • Private dining: Up to 130 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Capacity: 150
  • Largest group: 200
  • Open since: 2011

Reviews & features

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EDINBURGH The Mosque Kitchen Now relocated from its former al fresco spot outside Edinburgh’s mosque, the café-style Mosque Kitchen still serves a fine range of halal meat and vegetable curries in no-fuss polystyrene dishes for under £5 including…