Mother India's Cafe

“Authentic Indian cooking in buzzing café setting” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH

Official Rating
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Awards
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Our Inspector's view

Open since 2008 and a boisterous Edinburgh sibling to the Glasgow mothership, this bustling Indian café is tucked away behind the university buildings but it’s well worth going off the beaten track for. With its mismatched furniture, unclothed tables and disposable napkins, it’s chaotic and unpretentious.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Mother India's Cafe
3-5 Infirmary Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 1LT

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 110
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 10.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines by the glass: 8
  • Cuisine style: Indian tapas

About the area

Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.

It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.

A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days. 

 

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