Mother India Glasgow

28 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G3 7RU
Critics Review 5/5
Restaurant info
Opening Information


Monday: 17:30 - 22:30*
Tuesday: 17:30 - 22:30*
Wednesday: 17:30 - 22:30*
Thursday: 17:30 - 22:30*
Friday: 12:00 - 23:00*
Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00*
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00* * = Last orders taken.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Access
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Mother India Glasgow

Since arriving on the Scottish scene in 1990 with it’s commitment to Homestyle ‘Desi’ Cuisine the name Mother India has become synonymous with quality Indian Sub-continental food. This has been achieved by our commitment to using the best local produce, fresh herbs and carefully selected whole spices. It is also in no small measure down to you, the customer. From day one till now your support has been crucial, it has allowed us to dream.

Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Review by Emma- of Food and Drink Glasgow
5/5
Mother India has been a family favourite for the last fifteen-plus years. It was here that I tried curried fish for the first time, it seems so long ago and it’s been a good few years since I last ate here but I was happy to see that spiced haddock was still on the menu when I returned for a recent family visit. The restaurant covers three floors with three different atmospheres –one at ground level, one upstairs and also a cellar underneath – my favourite area is the upstairs room, which is dark, wooden and candlelit. We arrived on a very busy weekday night, thankfully we’d booked as there was quite a queue – the area where you wait to be seated is also where people wait for takeaways so it can get quite crowded, but we were able to take a seat and snack on a lolly, intended for children! while we waited! The upstairs restaurant was just as busy so booking is a must (even mid-week). We settled down to check out the menu and the spiced fish, slow-cooked leg of lamb in a sweet almond sauce for two and a choice of breads (which looked far healthier than your usual selection) all jumped out at us from the pages. The Ginger, crab and prawn dosa, or in Emma speak, prawn and crab cooked with ginger pickled and stuffed in a lentil rice pancake was the first dish to arrive. This was lightly spiced with a pleasant amount of heat, served in a large, rolled-up fluffy pancake. I’m not a big fan of heat and spice just for the sake of it. Here you get spice that you can taste, not just kick your taste buds. The ginger and green chilli fish pakora was made from large chunks of fresh haddock bathed in subtle spices with a mild heat. The taste was tingly and the portion very Emma friendly! Spiced haddock oven baked with Punjabi spices and roasted tomatoes was next to arrive. Served in foil, this was a perfectly cooked fish and another good size for a starter dish, with fragrant spices and the moist tomatoes providing flavour rather than heat. For our mains we ate King prawn and pan-fried monkfish with ginger, garam masala and dill. The prawns were massive and juicy, the monkfish was equally meaty. This was a surprisingly sweet and creamy dish with the interesting inclusion of dill, which I don’t think we’d ever had in a curry before, but with the seafood it was an ideal addition. Our next main was Smoked lamb, broccoli and green chili, marinated with spices and smoked with cloves. This wasn’t your standard fare either due to the inclusion of tender stem broccoli and beetroot which I wouldn’t usually associate with curries or indeed Indian food, but made all the more tasty because of it. The sauce and chillies were again restrained leaving the vegetables to provide an unexpected fresh earthiness that complemented the mildly smoked tender lamb. We were too full for a third course so finished our perfect meal with coffee instead: the food is some of the finest in Glasgow with a varied menu and unusual taste combinations; spice-wise the chefs are more interested in fragrant and aromatic flavours rather than chili-laden dishes to blow your head off! As such Mother India is deserving of its reputation as one of the finest Indian restaurants in Glasgow, the setting is dark and cosy, service friendly and attentive. It’s equally suitable for couples or groups and if you like seafood and Indian spices but haven’t eaten here yet then, well, it’s time to book! Ease of booking: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Quality of food: 5/5 Quality of drinks: 5/5 Atmosphere: 5/5
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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Discovered Mother India in 2014, make it a point to eat there every time I’m in Glasgow!

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Relaxing, good value, good quality and ample portions.

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Visited On Monday, 14 October 2019

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Beautiful food and atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Delicious meal and very good friendly service, have visited Mother India before and plan to visit again, would absolutely recommend this restaurant. Had to take a star off for atmosphere because of the incredibly loud table we were sat beside, we couldn’t talk to each other for spells so it did affect our overall experience, we were delighted when they left but by that time were had almost finished our meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

The food was amazing - can't wait to come back!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

The food was excellent. The staff were friendly ,efficient and welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend Mother India to friends and family for a special celebration dinner.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

The best Indian I’ve tasted, would highly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

The ultimate Indian restaurant of Glasgow. Never disappoints. Every time we’re up from London we visit. Service amazing.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Great foot

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Could not hold a discussion due to raucous tables on either side Tables in basement are too close together

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

The food was excellent and service was first class

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Exceptional food in a lovely, cosy atmosphere. The staff were so professional and friendly, gave us really helpful advice on food choices, and we thoroughly enjoyed our food. Mother India has well and truly earned it's reputation as once of the very best Indian restaurants!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Food was nice and big portions. Service could have been a bit better and one of the starters was wrong. Quite expensive too considering we brought our own wine.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Good

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Simply excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Really excellent meal. Great friendly staff. Atomsphere and lighting in the upper level was fantastic.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

the food is great, unfortunatly the speed of the service was very high, so we where out in less then 1,5 even.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Brilliant setting and brilliant meal!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Thanks for another great eating and dining experience as always great food and atmosphere enjoyed by myself and my guests

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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

Wonderful. We went here our first evening in Glasgow, and it was amazing. We ordered a starter, two mains, rice and naan. All were amazing but too much food for the two of us. Two mains would have been perfect. Definitely make reservations and enjoy the exceptional food and wonderful atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Phenomenal food / service and setting. Loved it

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Smoked lamb with broccoli and green chillies... may well be the best thing I've ever tasted in me life ;o)

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Wonderful food as usual. Everything we had was beautifully cooked and so tasty. The service was great and attentive. It was a rainy Sunday evening and the ambiance was lovely and cozy with the candlelight.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Very tasty food. Interesting and unusual ingredient as well as the more familiar ones - all cooked excellently. Service was very professional yet polite. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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