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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 Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The only thing I would like to say is... please expand your fabulous restaurants into England...Portsmouth or Southampton would be good. Rest assured my recommends for your establishments will/ have been spread far and wide. Truely the best I have experienced. Well done.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

We love the food and surroundings

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Great meal with a contemporary Indian menu

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Staff were very attentive, food was out of this world. Came via a recommendation and wasn’t disappointed

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

It was great

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Visited On Monday, 18 February 2019

Really great food with fantastic use of spicing.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Excellent dinner, as usual

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Simple feedback. The best sub-continental food I have ever had.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Great service, lively atmosphere good food and reasonably priced

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Excellent restaurant

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

My guests from France were delighted to experience real Scottish food 😉 The meal was delicious and very well prepared.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Mother India is a great place. One of my favourite places in Glasgow!

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

The chicken tikka chesney is out of this world. Up there with the best food I've ever tasted at a restaurant.

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

Lovely warm welcome. Early evening meal offer was excellent value and the food was superb.

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

Food was excellent, prices as expected. Seating and waiting staff where the let down here. Clearly the restaurant has made its reputation and now just want you in and out as quick as possible. As a first time visitor to the restaurant and one whom regularly frequents their tapas restaurant for lunch which is excellent I never felt welcomed or comfortable here. After reading your book which I have bought and use I feel the family atmosphere has been replaced by the comercialarity of the area.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

My husband and I have dined here many times and the experience has always been outstanding. We have also recommended to family and friends who are all in agreement that this is a fabulous restaurant!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Excellent. Recommended to us as the best curry in Scotland and after an excellent meal and good service I can only agree

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Lovely visit! The staff were so relaxed and friendly which really made the visit. The Delhi style lamb was exceptional and the naan was so soft and fresh!

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Great service and food as always, very much appreciated our last minute request to add a couple more seats for the reservation.

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Visited On Monday, 21 January 2019

Absolutely delicious. Great atmosphere and quirky layout. Food was amazing, service was fab. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

We had a lovely meal. The haddock starter and the lamb main courses in particular were wonderful.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

What an excellent meal. My only regret is being unable to finish everything. This was one of the best Indian cuisine meals I have had. If you are considering going please do - you will not be disappointed in my opinion.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Delicious and a lot of choice for my husband who is coeliac - thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

Absolutely first class dining experience. Arguably the best Indian Restaurant in the UK.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

Absolutely fabulous food and service, can’t fault it!

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