Mother India’s story started in Glasgow. The original restaurant opened in 1996, a tapas-style café was added in 2004 & a couple of ‘wee Glaswegian curry shops’ completed the portfolio – until the owners decided to branch out to Edinburgh. Since launching, Mother India’s Café has since proved to be a roaring success. Standing close to the University’s Old College, it’s a simply laid-out space specialising in tapas-sized dishes; prices range from £2.95 for chickpeas & potatoes in yoghurt sauce to £5.20 for chilli king prawns. You can have butter chicken, lamb with mint, spiced haddock, fish pakora, mushroom poori & much more besides – there over 30 items to choose from before you consider rice, breads & sundries. The food is fresh & hot, & the atmosphere builds to fever pitch on busy evenings – simple but brilliant.