17 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH11 2BQ
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19 reviews of Mother India in English
food was delicious , even though I am not really into indian food!
but i have to say it is really expensive for the size you get!
I wish they’d have a set selection of tapas for a reasonable price! because to be honest if you re hungry it won’t fill your stomach :( and since it is tasty you’d want to ask for more but it’s pricey!
Have frequently visited Mother India in Edinburgh and its Sister or Mother Ship in Glasgow. Both are Superb and glad to pay them a visit on a trip into town recently!!!
Spicy Haddock is ………. lost for words!! It is scrumdidily umptuos!!!!!! Always on my list of to have dishes including the Lamb Saag and the Fish Pakoras including the pink accompanying sauce.
Pleasure was all ours!!
Many thanks to the Staff as always.
Delicious and, as far as I know, typical Indian food. The idea of serving it as tapas is great: In a group you can share many dishes, but also as a single person you can try out different tastes. Quite crowded at times, but the servants are nice.
Good Indian! If your like me and feel a bit sick after a full Indian meal this is definately a great place to go. Dishes are small but enough if you have 2 or 3 :) The only thing about this place is you feel a bit rushed to order, eat and pay!
I'm not usually a fan of 'tapas' for food other than 'tapas' - but in this instance I'll make an exception. The food at Mother India Cafe is top drawer - and having small, sharing plates means that you get to try more of it than you otherwise could!
Having been to the (original?) Mother India in Glasgow, I had high expectations of the Mother India Cafe. Whilst the décor is decidedly more modest, and the dining experience a little less refined, the food is easily as good.
Of particular note was the Garlic Chilli Chicken - which after an initial "is this meant to be hot?!" had us all reaching for the lassi - but in a very good way.
I suspect this place would be better in a group than as a couple (we were four) - but either way it's definitely worth a visit.
I've marked this down to four only because of the unmistakable 'cafe' feel - which means I wouldn't necessarily visit for a relaxed, lingering evening meal. Fantastic nonetheless.
The food is good (though a little cold) and service fast however they really must dispose of the deplorable habit of charging for pickles that they put on the table, unasked for, to go with the disappointing poppodums.
It's only a couple of quid but smacks of trying to extract money by false pretences. Shame when the food is so excellent...
Indian tapas?! Yes please. I've been for lunch and dinner, and Mother India is a great choice for both. If you're like me, you can stare at a menu of Indian cuisine for hours before you make up for mind, you'll know that you only have room for one main dish and a side - but with these portions you can just go for it!
Its also safe to say that the portion sizes have not jeopardised the quality thanks to some excellent chefs, everything I've tried on the menu so far (which is a great deal of it) has been a stack above the rest.
We'll be back soon!
I had a very enjoyable lunch at Mother India last weekend. The idea of tapas-style Indian food is very appealing as you get to try a whole variety of dishes rather than just a couple of main courses.
We split our choices between vegetable sand meat. A crispy chilli chicken dosa, standard chicken curry, mushroom bhaji and okra and potatoes. Unlike some asain restaurants they didn't seem afraid to put a bit of a spice kick into their food which was appreciated.
As another reviewer points out ,you'll need at least one portion of rice per person as they are quite small but the great thijng about the tapas style is you can keep ordering until you've had your fill.
Service was very friendly and food delivered promptly. I'd have no hesitation about a return visit.
My wife and I had lunch at this restaurant on the recommendation of a family member. We weren't disappointed. The staff were extremely friendly and chatty, they were proud of their restaurant and passionate about the food they cooked. The menu was fantastic. It is a tapas service, which gave us the opportunity to try food we wouldnt normally have. The food was authentic indian, delicious and the best naan bread I have ever tasted. The restaurant was clean and we will definately return when we next visit Edinburgh.
Went there a week ago having heard many good things. As it turns out, the service is good, the staff friendly and the food very tasty. My only moan is that while I get the tapas idea, this shouldn’t apply to the rice - the portions were teeny-tiny. The individual dishes were overpriced by about a pound or so, but that’s the tapas business for you.
Mother India serves Indian food in tapas style portions. Take a moment to think this through- is it not the BEST IDEA YOU HAVE EVER HEARD? Sorry to be so capitalised there, but think about it- you go for a curry with your friends, don’t you want to taste a bit of everybody’s food? Well here even if there are just two of you you get to sample a variety of curries and other tit bits, all beautifully prepared and delicious in their own way. The menu recommends that you select three dishes between two of you, so obviously my dining companion and I chose five. Plus rice. And garlic pitta. And wine. What was presented to us were little metal pots full of, amongst other delights, beautifully tender lamb saag, yummy daal and these brilliant baby aubergines which had been cooked with an incredible spice mix. I love curry. I particularly love curry that isn’t just meat in generic yellow curry style sauce. This place understands that. We have a mutual love for real curry. It’s not cheap, it’s not expensive- each dish is around £4-5 and you really do only need three dishes between two although five is better because then you get to take home the leftovers and eat them cold the next day. Try it. It’s great.
been there twice. really very good, relaxed and friendly. Kids welcome. Excellent Indian food in tapas sized portions so you can order 3 or 4 between two. Very interesting small naans fitting the whole scheme of things. Plates come good and hot and the service is good
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