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Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant

#618 of 1,832 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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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The menu has plent of options, the decor could do with a good clean. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. I asked for suggestions for my meal which the waiter really excelled on. My starter though was still frozen in the middle, not cold but frozen. They were 3 doghnut shaped chicken starters. After mentioning to the waiter, they... More 

Thank Gary M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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 3 November 2016

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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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27 reviews
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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

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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
USD 2 - USD 15
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Groups, Child-friendly, 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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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