31.03.2018 - 31.03.2018 3 °C
The Mosque Kitchen has become something of an Edinburgh institution.
It's located on Nicholson Street, and is an easy walk from the Royal Mile. The National Museum of Scotland is close by too (as is the Mosque...). The food is basic and so are the prices. You don't get table service. You order at the counter from what you see in front of you, and then take it to your table.
The last time I was there (March '18) I had a massive plate of chicken curry with rice, plus a can of San Pellegrino, and it was £12. Vegetarian dishes are cheaper. Surprisingly enough, you won't get any alcohol. If you are desparate, the area has lots of pubs nearby.
The restaurant is very close to Edinburgh University and so it can be busy at mealtimes during university terms. Another wee alert - you will find another "Mosque Kitchen" in the courtyard of the Mosque itself. I don't know waht the relationship is between the two, and I've never tried the other one.
My last meal there was at 4pm on a cold, wet Saturday, on my way to spending 90 minutes sitting outside at a rugby game. Perfect central heating.