It had been a long and tiring day so I was in need of a good feed and a comparatively early night so I headed to Mumbai Mansion, which is not a million miles from my house.
This was far from my first visit since the place changed hands and moved in a different direction in 2015 and I was a little surprised to note that I hadn’t written up one of those visits. I was glad to rectify that.
At the helm in the kitchen is Pramod Nawani, previously head chef at the much missed Mithas. His food is some of my favourite in the city so it was great to see some treasured dishes among the menu here.
I ordered two things that I’ve eaten many times previously: monkfish tikka to start; then leg of lamb to follow. I added a plain naan for good measure.
I had a moment or two to contemplate the surroundings which remain very smart with a dazzling centrepiece chandelier to the fore.
The friendly waiter was soon delivering my starter. It was to the expected exceptional standard and remains one of the finest dishes available in the city.
The leg of lamb was very good too. The profuse on-the-bone lamb was tender and flavour-packed and the accompanying naan was spot on. I was very pleased with it indeed.
So overall, Mumbai Mansion sits atop the scale of Indian restaurants in Edinburgh. I should visit more and will finally need to come back and give their tasting menu a try. Make sure to plan your trip to try their excellent food, soon.
Blythe scores Mumbai Mansion
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16.5/20
I ate: monkfish tikka, leg of spring lamb, plain naan
I drank: lager, water
I wore: grey trousers
Total bill: £36.95
Address: 250 Morrison Street, West End, Edinburgh EH3 8DT