3-5 Infirmary Street | Edinburgh EH1 1LT
Phone: 0131 524 9801
The delicious aroma of Mother India’s Café travels far up Edinburgh's Infirmary Street and leads many people to follow their noses towards the delights that lie inside! Mother India’s Café is a classic Indian restaurant with a twist: the food is served up tapas style.
Open and always busy for lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers classic Indian fare as well as some more experimental options too, with the tapas style encouraging diners to try a range of dishes, and share the experience with their fellow diners. It’s recommended that three to four dishes should be ordered between two diners, but since it's tapas, you can always go back for more!
Ingredients are high quality, freshly sourced and freshly prepared for the lunch and dinner crowds. What's more, the waiting staff are friendly and more than happy to offer advice on dishes and make recommendations. Takeaway is also an option, with the only downside being that is that it’s a bit more difficult to go back for more! A lovely stop off for a delicious Indian meal in the heart of Edinburgh.
Did you stumble upon our profile for Mother India Café while trying to find the best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow? Well, you diligent diner, pre-eating research is about to be rewarded. Every year, The Skinny holds a Food and Drink Survey in which we pick the brains of our readers for the best cafes, pubs, restaurants and food shops in town. In 2014, Mother India's Café took home the gold within the Best of The Indian Subcontinent category along with the likes of Kismot, Tuk Tuk and Khushi's. In 2015, Mother India Café went global (in a food and drink survey sense) and landed a spot in the Best International Cuisine category with Babu Bombay Street Kitchen and The Hanoi Bike Shop.
If you want to get comprehensive deets on all the best places to grab dinner in Edinburgh and Glasgow, check out our full lists of 2014 Food and Drink Survey winners and the 2015 Food and Drink Survey winners. Otherwise, have a read of our feature on the best world food in Scotland.