REVIEW – Original Mosque Kitchen, Potterrow


Back open at Potterrow

We loved the new Mosque Kitchen on Nicolson Street, so were disappointed when we returned to the Original Mosque Kitchen on Potterrow (behind the central mosque) and were served a disappointing plate of food.

Arriving as the kitchen opened one lunchtime, we expected piping out, freshly cooked dishes. But in reality, the rice was only warm and the sag aloo tasteless and hard to swallow. The chickpea serving was delicious and bumped the rating of this review up, as did the price. £4-4.50 for a plate of curry (meat) with rice is going to please most pockets.

We weren’t allowed to order anything other than what was already on the counter which was disappointing, as was the lack of nan bread that we were told would take another 15-20 minutes.

Rice with vegetables

The service was friendly and the new covers over the outside area are perfect for rainy days, but the quality of the food needs to improve before this is the busy place for ‘curry in a hurry’ it was before.

Dishes are still served up on plastic plates.


Open daily from 12noon. Closed Friday lunchtime for prayers (one hour).

New decking / seating area

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