The Mosque Kitchen
Cheap and cheerful canteen-style curry house with basic halal and vegetable options.
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.
- 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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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…