REVIEW – Kebab Mahal, Nicolson Square


Great Indian dishes

I love a good curry and in my opinion, the Kebab Mahal is the best ‘informal’ place for halal traditional tandoori and curry dishes in town.  I must emphasise informal, as when you step inside, it’s a collection of a few tables and everyone fits in somehow. I normally end up sharing a table here and chatting away to other people who know of this wonderful place. Sometimes it’s so busy you have to wait a wee while to be seated, but people just eat and go – there’s no lingering over coffee here.

Always busy (Monday night)

I’ve been eating there since the 1990s – an example menu is here . Kebab Mahal is also a thriving kebab and pizza takeaway into the early hours (no curries after midnight). Help yourself to drinks from the chilled cabinet (no alcohol available) and order your food. Portions are very generous and past experience has taught my dining partner and I, that a curry based dish each, plus a rice and a nan to share between us is ample. You can have curries as hot as you wish as everything is freshly prepared and if for some reason what you fancy is not on the menu, the staff will rustle it up no problem. Once you’ve eaten, you just pay on the way out and your table is swiftly cleaned for the next diners. Turnaround is quick here.

Good sized portions

A visit to Kebab Mehal is not for plush decor and comfortable surroundings – but what they lack in those departments, they make up for in quality and prices. Definitely worth a visit in Nicolson Square, a short walk from the Bridges and the High Street.

Suitabled for disabled? Yes, there’s only one small step up, then everything is on one level.  Staff very helpful

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