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Mumbai Diners Club - Fine dining Indian style
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Mumbai Diners’ Club
3 Atholl Place,
West End,
City of Edinburgh,
0131 229 8291
12noon–2pm and 5pm-11pm.

This new restaurant on Atholl Place is brought to you by the team who were behind former restaurants Mumbai Mansion and the Michelin Star wining Mithas.

For those who previously visited one or both of these restaurants you may well recognise the hallmarks in the dishes at Mumbai Diners Club. Scottish meat, fish and seafood cooked with fresh herbs Indian style often with the minimal intervention of the Tandoori or Tawa.

MDC is new and they are still fine tuning the whole offering. I chose a zero alcohol Cobra in a bid to have an alcohol free evening but none was available and I had to settle for a glass of poor Pinot Grigio (Sauvignon Blanc being the only other white wine option by the glass).

At the end of the meal we were presented with a three scoops of ice cream, honey, vanilla and saffron which were absolutely delicious and Mumbai Diners Club promises more desserts from their pasty chef ‘in due course’. Likewise a cocktail list sounds promising.

Starters and main courses both contained top quality produce and were delicious. 

I chose a slim juicy fillet of succulent sea bass for my starter course. It had been coated with a layer of desiccated coconut which complemented but didn’t overpower the sweet white flesh. A bright green, herby dressing served in a white spoon to the side provided sparky balance to the sweetness. Mr Bite praised the bass too but we both also really loved his choice of Managlore crispy potatoes which had been fried with curry leaves. Together these starters were like top notch Indian fish and chips. Yum. 

 Main courses lived up to our now high expectations. I requested something hot and the waiter suggested garlic chilli chicken which really hit the spot. The sauce was fresh, tasty and warming. Mr Bite had the seafood karahi comprising monkfish, prawn and salmon, served in a onion and tomato based sauce. We were really pleased that this mild sauce did not mask the flavour of the chunks of plentiful fresh fish.

 Mumbai Diners Club has been very tastefully decorated and the music was modern Indian and upbeat which took any edge off of proceedings creating a casual enjoyable ambience.

 We left feeling pretty confident of this restaurant’s imminent success. It is in a good location for passing trade but due the quality of the produce and the skills of the chefs it should become a destination eatery too.

 And let’s face it who doesn’t love an Indian feast. (S. Wilson)

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