Mother India's Café

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Mother India's Café
3–5 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT
  • Telephone 0131 524 9801
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: open all day until 11pm.
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The small-plates concept allows Mother India scope to explore distinctive, expertly prepared dishes from the Indian sub-continent.

Takeaway review
As one of central Edinburgh's better Indian restaurants, a takeaway from Mother India is an attractive option if you're in this part of town. They ask for 45 minutes lead time for orders being collected, though the full takeaway menu is on the website. Some dishes are larger than their tapas counterparts in the restaurant, so it’s worth checking on portion size before covering your kitchen table in foil containers. That aside, it’s hard to go wrong here. Butter chicken is homely, low-key and comforting; like many options, it delivers solid flavour rather than fire. A deep green king prawn saag packs more punch along with a healthy dose of meaty prawns. It’s worth getting the foil-baked spiced haddock home early, as reheating won’t help, but you’d have to be very committed to newspaper and batter to find a better piece of takeaway fish.