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).
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Birra Moretti

No-frills, canteen-style dining room, serving basic but tasty meat and vegetable curries at low prices.

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Nestled in a little enclave of curry houses next to the Edinburgh Central Mosque, this hot-plate café is a haven for students, university staff and, of course, the post-prayer hungry. Plain white and yellow paintwork brings a fresh clean feel and big round tables are ideal for groups of friends set on putting the world to rights over a generous portion of chicken, lamb or vegetable curry. Halal meat is freshly cooked each day in medium spices and may include a tikka masala or a biryani. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for with a thick, rich tomato aubergine curry or a nice gooey sag aloo. It’s all wheat-free unless you request a naan on the side, which you can ask to be freshly cooked. It’s also worth noting Mosque Kitchen is completely alcohol-free. It may not be Edinburgh’s finest, but with a chicken tikka masala with rice served with a friendly smile for a mere £6, it's a popular choice, particularly at lunchtime.

  • High point: Maybe the best value curry in the UK?
  • Low point: Comfort comes second to convenience – it's a bit of barn
  • Average price: £9.95 (weekends only Fri–Sun 2pm–8pm, not Aug); £7 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 100 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: No background music
  • Capacity: 150
  • Largest group: 200
  • Open since: 2011

Reviews & features

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9 Jan 2012

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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…