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).
  • Email
  • Website www.mosquekitchen.com
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Cheap and cheerful canteen-style curry house with basic halal and vegetable options.

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Located just off the University of Edinburgh’s George Square campus, the Mosque Kitchen’s regular clientele extends to a wide cross section of the city’s population — from large parties of families and tourists to students and suited professionals — all drawn to their cheap prices, fast service and extremely generous portion sizes. The dining room features long tables of communal seating, and the canteen-style service makes for a bustling cafeteria of people from all walks of life. The menu is basic but covers all the familiar favourites, such as a chicken tikka which boasts a nice touch of cream, and an aloo gobi that is generously spiced with turmeric and cumin, all of which is poured atop a truly massive mountain of golden-hued rice. Though the filling of their samosas could use more spice, the pastry shell is beautifully crisp. And if somehow you’ve still got room for more, a separate dessert bar offers up make-your-own ice-cream shakes and refreshingly sweet faloodas.

The List's rating
5.6

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Deborah Chu visited The Mosque Kitchen on 28 February 2019
  • High point: Extremely generous portion sizes
  • Low point: Curry-to-rice ratio is heavily skewed in favour of the latter
  • Notable dish: Chicken tikka
  • 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

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