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“How does she do it?”
Review of Bollywood The Coffee Box - CLOSED

Bollywood The Coffee Box
Cuisines: Indian
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“How does she do it?”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stopped for coffees but the amazing smells wafting from the tiny police box made us decide to order some curry as well (it was about 5,30!) to take home. We had to wait about 15 mins but it really was worth it. Absolutely delicious curries for about £4 each, all freshly cooked in what must be the tiniest kitchen in Edinburgh by the most cheerful. smiling, friendly woman.
We've been back since and I can see this becoming a regular Friday night thing.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Ms-Hospital-Corners
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Small woman big laugh great soup”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Most of the Morningside cafes know me. Bollywood (along with Zulu Lounge which fits a family of 5) seats the fewest (none if you don't want to lie on the grass and read the words of wisdom tacked on the side of the Coffee Box) but is the best value and finest cooking I've experienced in Auld Reekie so far. Closed Mondays though.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank bltonwry
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
“Curiousity took us there”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We had passed it on the way out and just had to stop on the way back home.
Converted Police Boxes are not very large, but I was amazed at the variety on offer. It was, in the main, cooked freshly, so a queue could easily form - It is NOT a fast-food joint.
Amenities are the adjacent Bruntsfield links with it's nearby public toilets.
Asian Music could be heard as we arrived with the owner/chief cook and bottle-washer (There is only room for one server inside) singing loudly and happily to herself.
We only had a Chicken Salad wrap (£2) and some pakoras (£1 per 3) to take away (you can't sit in!!) but she continued to sing in the same happy mood whilst she worked.
I was amazed at the menu, both as to what was available and it;'s price - a Chicken Vindaloo curry was £3.50
It was an interesting experience and the food was very tasty and enjoyable and having sat in our adjacently parked car to eat it, we got an energetic and cheerful wave as we left.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank eLaReF
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great fun, great tasting takeaway Indian food from a police box!”
Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

Definitely recommend trying this, and make sure you have a chat with the lady who runs it. Great fun!

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1 Thank GarethClaase
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