With a mission to revolutionise Indian cuisine in Edinburgh, The Mumbai Mansion is a restaurant whose Morrison Street address the city’s curious gourmets need to visit. The UK is awash with curry houses, but few go above and beyond the standard mandate of old favourites, balti and sundries. Here in the midst of the bustling precinct around Haymarket, The MUmbai Mansion takes a far more experimental and modern approach to the ancient culinary arts of South Asia. Express business are a hot ticket here and, besides an innovative a la carte menu, perhaps the best way to get acquainted with The Mumbai Mansion is to go for the dinner tasting menu for two or more people. Highlights include delicacies such as scallops and mussels tossed in a Nilghiri sauce, Scottish lobster served with an Alappy-style moilee sauce, spiced sweetcorn and pea kebabs finished on the tawa grill, and the lamb mince, ricotta and tarragon shami kebab.
Excellent service first class food good value and attentive staff. For fish lovers a good selection of curries in the extensive menu. Perfectly situated for transport buses Taxi tram and train station all within a five minute walk
Extremely attentive and knowledgeable staff. Food second to none combining both old favourites and revolutionary new ideas. Fine dining excelled in this wonderful atmospheric restaurant.
We went as an office outing at lunch time and the lunch menu is very good value and the food is delicious. I would recommend.
Best Indian in Edinburgh / its value for money every time.
My family and I love this restaurant. Because they don't cook using butter or fat, the food is surprisingly light. Also the menu covers a wider range of dishes than one would normally find in your ordinary Indian restaurant. Here you will find friendly staff, white linen tablecloths, and a good wine list. The Mumbai Mansion gets a thumbs-up from us.
This was our second visit. The first was a while back when the restaurant was fairly new on the scene. The food is still magnificent, the atmosphere is great and the staff are just wonderful. We were delighted to see that the young man who runs the operation is still as enthusiastic now as he was during our first visit. The interest the staff have in the food is a wonderful thing. A wonderful experience. I would be there all the time if I lived closer to it.
Lovely restaurant buzzing with atmosphere and in a great location. Staff welcoming and food was of a really high standard, beautifully cooked and extremely tasty. In fact I'd say Some of the best Indian food I've ever tasted. Only shame was after we finished the main course around 9pm they cleared away the plates and table mats and bought the face towels over and assumed we had finished without offering coffees or deserts, so we went with the flow, settled the bill and left. Shame as the desserts on the taster menu sounded rather tasty and I always enjoy a coffee after dinner.
I booked this for a birthday meal as I had been before & enjoyed it. The food was good enough but the service left a lot to be desired. Once the waiter found out the couple next to us was Belgian, he spent the rest off the night chatting to them in Belgian ( he'd obviously spent some time there) and we got ignored. When we finished our main course he brought hot towels for our hands and took our place mats away! We didn't get offered the chance of buying another drink, deserts or coffees so we just got the bill & left. Really disappointed and don't think we'll be back.
We usually love this restaurant, but we booked for a curry after an international rugby match at Murrayfield - as had lots of other people. The service was rather chaotic, there was a limited "post-rugby" menu, and we had to leave as soon as we had finished eating (no time for another drink or coffee) as they needed the table back for the queue of people at the door. So not up to its usual standards, but we plan to give it another go.
This is the first time we have been to Mumbai Mansion and believe it is the best Indian food we have tasted in Edinburgh. To complete the experience the service is also exceptional and the food is reasonably priced so we will definitely return again.