Indian restaurant The Mumbai Mansion in Morrison Street near Haymarket station has been awarded an AA Rosette only 10 months after being re-launched.
Its principal staff, including Head Chef Pramod Nawani (Pictured) and Manager Merwyn Pereira, were previously among the core team at the two AA Rosette Mithas in Leith’s Dock Place. Mithas won the title of Best Restaurant in the 2014 Catering Scotland Excellence Awards, the first ethnic restaurant ever to achieve this.
Simon Numphud, AA Hotel Services business manager, commented: “The achievement of a one AA Rosette Award recognises high standards, consistency and precision, serving food prepared with care and with evident selection of fresh, seasonal, quality ingredients. Good understanding and use of technical skills are demonstrated in the cooking, with clarity of flavours shining through.”
Merwyn Pereira added: “We’re thrilled to have won our first AA Rosette so soon after taking over The Mumbai Mansion. It’s further evidence that our ground-breaking food philosophy is backed up by top class culinary skills.”
According to the AA, only 10% of restaurants across the UK are of a standard worthy of one Rosette and above.
The Mumbai Mansion believes it radically alters perceptions of Indian cuisine, enhancing Asian dishes based on locally sourced produce with European-influenced flavours. Food is predominantly grilled, meaning far less fat. It is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.