Chaakoo Bombay Café comes to Edinburgh

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Glasgow Irani restaurant Chaakoo Bombay Café to open in Edinburgh

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Glasgow restaurant Chaakoo Bombay Café is expanding beyond the city with a site in Edinburgh.

Situated on Lothian Road, the launch follows a £400,000 investment in the Indo-Irani tapas restaurant brans and will open its doors ​on 12 June.

It will be the group’s third restaurant under the Chaakoo Bombay Café brand and will serve a menu of tapas-style small plates inspired by Mumbai and Iranian cuisine. 

“Authenticity is always at the heart of what we do. From the buzz of our cafes to the flavour of our dishes, they’re as close as possible to the original Bombay cafés that Chaakoo is inspired by,” says operations manager Iain Gallie.

Chaakoo Bombay Café’s owners are also behind Mexican restaurant brad Topolabamba, which operates two restaurants, one in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh, also located on Lothian Road.

“We’re excited to be bringing another restaurant to the scene on Lothian Road,” adds Gallie.

“Our sister venue, Topolabamba, was one of the first to kick start the buzzing foodie scene here. The area has become a hotspot of brilliant bars and restaurants, and Chaakoo will bring another great choice to the table.”


The first Chaakoo was opened on Glasgow’s St Vincent Street in 2016, with a second restaurant opening in 2019 in Glasgow’s west end.

“We take pride in the fact everything is freshly made, and it’s as close to authentic as you’ll get,” says head chef Rohit Benjwal. 

“Every curry is freshly made in batches from scratch - it’s as close to authentic as you’re going to get. Our chef Mani has worked all over the world and he draws flavour inspiration from his travels that customers experience in our dishes.”

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