REVIEW – Dinner At Mezbaan, Tollcross


Tonight I had the delight of eating at Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant in Brougham Street, Tollcross.


Their website is HERE and you can also find them on Facebook, twitter and  trip advisor reviews of the restaurant are HERE (currently #9 in Edinburgh !)

I had wanted to try this place for ages and found that an author of a blog I read had eaten there and loved it, therefore I was sold.  Her post about Mezbaan is HERE.  Thanks Alice  :)

All food served is halal and it’s BYOB


For starters we had – King Prawn Mango Puree Puffy whole wheat bread with prawns cooked in mango sauce.  £6.50  

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My friend said it was simply divine !   I am allergic to shellfish, so couldn’t try it  :(   It was a very reasonably sized portion for a starter.

Murgh Mirch Kebab        

Breast of spring chicken de-boned, then marinated in yoghurt tandoori spices coated with a sweet chilli sauce and cooked in tandoor. £4.95 

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I absolutely loved this starter – so flavoursome (with a wee kick to it) and again, good sized portion.  Thankfully we were served a jug of iced water to help cool down my throat


For mains we had, 

Alphonso Chicken Delicately spiced fillet of chicken cooked in mild cream and smooth mango sauce. £9.95

 Lamb Kotyam Lamb marinated in yoghurt overnight, with desiccated coconut and cooked in lentils. £9.95 with plain paratha and steamed rice.


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Having had a starter, the rice was big enough for 2 people.  The mango chicken was simply wonderful :)   I could have eaten 2 more dishes of the stuff.  The chicken was soft and tender nad has to be one of my all time favourite dinner dishes, which is saying something !

The lamb dish was also wonderful, stimulating all parts of my palate !  It wasn’t spicy, just really flavoursome and the lentils worked well.

I really had no room left for dessert, so didn’t look at the menu to see what was on offer.

I am torn between my usual Indian restaurant – Pataka at Causewayside and this new one to my list.  Their menus are different, so I will be alternating in the future to work my way through the menu at Mezbaan  :)    The food is highly recommended from me.


Suitable for disabled ?    The restaurant is on ground level, but unfortunately the toilets are down a steep set of stairs.   :(

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