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Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant

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14 Brougham Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh., Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
+44 131 229 5578
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“dosa” (46 reviews)
“curry” (25 reviews)
“lamb” (15 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
14 Brougham Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh., Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great Indian food... tasty and very good quantities. Staff also was very friendly and good service. My 11 yr old son wanted butter chicken which is not on the menu, chef was very accommodating and made it for him, which he loved. Definitely a must...More

Thank ashtad p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a surprise, we were turned away by Nutans and this turned out to be a hidden jewel. We ordered the butter paneer and bhindi masala with rotis just basic fare and it was delicious. The server Girin was polite helpful and very...More

2  Thank devikaaswani
Reviewed 7 February 2018

It is one of my favorite Indian restaurants in Edinbra. There is a kindly service, the food tastes delicious and spicy and the prices are ok. For a nice evening with indian food the right place.

1  Thank MasoorDal
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Looks like it would be a nice authentic restaurant but it’s just a bit basic and nothing special. I ordered a chicken dosa but it’s really just a potato dosa with 4 tiny bits of dry chicken and the coconut sambol was split. Very disappointing...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Some restaurants offering Indian food seem to think that little variation between dishes is enough to keep customers happy. I can honestly say Mezbaan is not one of those places. Each dish was delicious as it was different from the next. The service was swift...More

1  Thank SarkenDS9
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Great service, food and value for money. Very lowkey. Would revisit and recommend! The food was flavourful and spiced, this is exactly what I want from Indian food.

Thank Joachim N
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

My husband is from Birmingham, and Brummy's know curry! Mezbaan's has become our weekly treat and family catch up spot with my equally (curry) picky bro in law and his partner. Despite the argument over the virtue (or not) of a peshwari naan we never...More

Thank tessafj
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Four of us visited Mezbaan last week after the rugby and we were all looking forward to our meal as both my wife and sang its praises after a previous visit a few years ago. Our welcome was friendly but service was pretty slow even...More

Thank Gogs63
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We like Southern Indian cuisine and seek it out where we can. We found this small restaurant to be friendly and the staff advised us on our choices. The dry lamb dish was stunning! The freshly prepared food was really delicious. It's an unpretentious place...More

Thank Rutlandlass
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Have been here a few times now . Don’t be put off by the slightly dated decor . Range of interesting and unusual dishes . BYOB or they have a licence if you prefer . Good size portions and excellent value

Thank Adrian P
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 10:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Brougham Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh., Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 5578
  • E-mail
"Refreshingly different" is how our customers describe us...Scotland has a few restaurants that specialise in south Indian cuisine. We are however the only restaurant dedicated to south Indian food in the pleasant city of Edinburgh. Our goal is to bring to Scotland especially Edinburgh the glorious array of exotic south Indian cuisine.
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