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Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant

#538 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Southside & Holyrood
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14 - 14A Brougham Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh., Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
+44 131 229 5578
13:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food ! Completely heathy and a real treat ! Very friendly and super menu. My new regular Indian restaurant

1 Thank Jasmine G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this great restaurant whilst looking for an Indian Meal near to Lothian Road in Edinburgh. It is a clean well turned out restaurant. The staff were friendly and attentive. It has an interesting menu, as it is South Indian food it wasn't just a list of the traditional favourites nice to try something different. My starter the chilli... More 

2 Thank MacOnTheHill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was really good and there was plenty of choices which was little difficult to choose. The dosas were really good. The restaurant has very good atmosphere and people were very friendly. Its been a long time having a south Indian food and I really enjoyed it. We were group of six peoples ,we need to try most of... More 

1 Thank Nirosh M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was really delicious and cooked fresh. The staffs were polite and great service. I visited here before and the foods were always fantastic. Real Indian taste and excellent value for money. I recommend this place for authentic Indian food.

1 Thank hari12325
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Mezbaan offers a tasty south Indian experience to brighten an overcast day in Edinburgh. We had the seabass curry and the pork curry for lunch from the main menu - both not the usual fare at local Indian restaurants and both were excellent. My seabass curry was delicately flavoured with a sauce of cream and coconut and just the right... More 

1 Thank libis328
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ordered takeaway through deliveroo, asked for a chicken curry that was meant to have coconut milk in it, got a salty lamb curry without any hint of the ingredients listed on the menu. Then the other lamb curry we ordered was totally inedible due to the amount of salt in it. We spent £30 for two starters (tiny) and... More 

Thank MariaGillen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The food was really tasty, had delicious dosa and idli. I felt like I was back in India. The staff was very polite and I had an enjoyable meal. Certainly recommend to Indian cuisine lovers!

Thank Priyanka S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I went there with a lot of expectations of eating some authentic South Indian food but was disappointed with the quality of food served. The Idli's we ordered never tasted like Idlis, the masala dosas were filled with boiled potato in turmeric and the mix platter looked stale and too oily. The owner/manager sounded very arrogant and rude as my... More 

Thank Paul B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This restaurant is truly Indian, unlike many others in Edinburgh which are classified as Indian but run by non-Indians. My family & I were greeted with warmth & affection right from the point of entry into the restaurant, every time we visited the same. My family & I had dinnner on 3 different ocassions, during our recent stay in Edinburgh.... More 

1 Thank Sachin K
Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I love curry. All sorts. So much of what we get in Scotland is Bangladeshi, (or at least a Bangladeshi version of Indian cuisine) or Pakistani. So when I saw this proper South Indian place I had to give it a go. So glad I did. It's not plush or flash, and was very quiet when I visited, but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 - 14A 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
"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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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 Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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