3-5 Infirmary Street, 0131 524 9801
NEAR Five minutes to the Pleasance
The Mother India brand is already a success in Glasgow thanks to their confident use of fresh herbs and spices. This first Edinburgh branch, opened in 2008, promises more of the same. The menu is a tapas-style affair offering a few dozen choice dishes, all under a fiver. Options like the chilli chicken dosa, lamb cooked with mint and aubergine fritters are winning new fans for the owner Monir. Good for a quick bite if time is of the essence.