The Mosque Kitchen
- Telephone 0131 667 4035
- Food served Mon–Sun 11.30am–10pm. Fri closed 12.50–1.50pm.
- Average price £10 (set lunch); £6.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.mosquekitchen.com
This review is taken from the current (2014) edition.
Whether the original Mosque Kitchen is actually here or by the Central Mosque a few streets away is largely immaterial. All that matters if you are meeting someone is that this is the one on Nicolson Square, and that Friday lunch starts late after prayers. With an ethos of ‘keep it fast and simple’, the place has the feel of a spacious, modern sixth-form canteen with bright orange walls and plate-glass windows overlooking the square. Grab a tray, join the queue and you will be served in no time from a choice of half a dozen staples from chicken curry to lamb rogan josh, or try the tasty vegetarian roast pepper and aubergine curry. With rice included, servings are generous and wonderfully cheap, but it comes without frills. It is paper plates and plastic forks upstairs, though the £10 three-course buffet downstairs on Fridays and weekends comes with real plates. There are also cakes, ice-creams, teas and coffee, and that hardy perennial of Indian restaurants – Irn-Bru.
- High point: Great value
- Low point: The cardboard-like naan
- Notable dish: Chicken tikka masala
- 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
- Music on stereo: Nothing.
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 100
- Open since: 2011
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