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Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant

#660 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southside & Holyrood
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14 Brougham Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh., Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
+44 131 229 5578
13:30 - 22:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are neoighbours and come to this restaurant regularly. Tonight we enjoyed yet again a lovely meal there. The food is beautiful and the staff are so friendly : )

1 Thank Vronileinchen
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have enjoyed dosa and the rest all round the world including South India and this is near but not quite. We didn't get quite the the finesse in presentation and the range of garnish sambar and chutneys etc. Desserts were ordinary. The decor is basic and therefore authentic for a midrange Indian venue. We like the BYO idea and... More 

1 Thank Neil P
Woking, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Edinburgh for one night for work and stumbled upon this restaurant round the corner from the hotel. Really friendly staff and good South Indian food. We loved the dosa and main dishes we tried.

1 Thank Balis_12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We are from South India and the food was shocking. Nothing tasted fresh!! To be honest tasted more stale than fresh. The idli was dry and hard!!. Masala dosa was salty and dry. Lemon rice and coconut rice tasted as though they were prepared days ago and warmed several times. We also ordered some North Indian food - flavourless!! Paratha... More 

1 Thank Realfoodie1974
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

As a brummie living in Edinburgh I have been looking for a local curry house to get my weekly fix, this is it. I've been five or six times now and each excellent, most of the dishes are served with a lot of sauce in a bowl, bit like a Baltic and just how I like them. the sea bass... More 

1 Thank Jez J
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Even though the restaurant doesn't look much it is worth visiting. The service and food were second to non ; they ensured the food was adapted for our children. Great value for money and it was also byob.

1 Thank Adam M
Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered Idli and dosa. They were stale, hard and tasteless. The cutlery was so dirty. I saw the bartender pouring vodka for the Customers with the cap of the vodka bottle and spilling it all over. Poor hygiene! Never going back!

Thank Madhura K
Mezbaan, Manager at Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

It a wrong review. We have more than five alcohol measures for different unit. Some one trying to spoil our reputation. We welcome everyone to come and see our recorded CCTV video. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We regularly visit Mezbaan because of the relaxed atmosphere and tasty South Indian food. There have a great selection of options for vegetarians including Dosas (a large spicy potato filled pancake) at a very reasonable price. This place is entirely unpretentious and has a very down to earth, honest feel.

1 Thank TheOrnithologists
Kegworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Found this as was handy for accommodation and had the usual mixed reviews that everywhere gets on TripAdvisor but with sufficient “above average” ones to make it worth the gamble, especially having never knowingly had specifically South Indian food before. Yes, the place looks fairly shabby inside (but give me “down to earth and basic” over a “posh looking” curry... More 

1 Thank John F
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We were famished after a long day at City Centre in Edinburgh. We were looking for an South Indian meal. Its been a while we haven't had any authentic South India cuisine. TripAdvisor suggested this restaurant. We were reluctant previous but then we were so hungry. Ambience was good but not the best. I like the background Indian music though.... More 

Thank iSabahat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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 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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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

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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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