Mother India Glasgow

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


Monday: CLOSED*
Tuesday: CLOSED*
Wednesday: CLOSED*
Thursday: CLOSED*
Friday: 12:00 - 16.30*
Saturday: 13:00 - 16.30*
Sunday: 13:00 - 16.30*

Last tables Bookings accepted*

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 Saturday, 03 October 2020

Lovely food as always though you’re not allowed in the cellar due to Covid-19 which is much more snug and cozy. Still a lovely meal.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

Utterly mouthwatering. Staff were lovely and the amount of food we got for the price we paid was incredible - they packed up the leftovers and lunch was sorted the next day. Love!

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

Excellent food

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

I love Mother India!! They never put a foot wrong with their food and the lunch menu is excellent value. I had butter chicken and it’s never been beaten anywhere. I’m a regular visitor and can’t recommend enough.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

Love this place. Always have. Fabulous food always - spicing is wonderful. Sunday lunch brilliant value.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Excellent good. Will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Great to be back

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Visited On Thursday, 01 October 2020

Social distancing wasn't very well managed. We were sat at a table when we went in which was fine, however there was then another party sat adjacent to us less than 1m away. When we pointed that out we were moved to an another table which maintained the social distancing, only for them to sit another party at our original table, which then caused the same issue to us and the other 2 tables. They then moved the 3rd party to another table when we all pointed that out. All a bit chaotic. However the food was tremendous as usual.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Absolutely amazing food and great setting

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Visited On Thursday, 01 October 2020

Very attentive staff and gorgeous food . Can't wait to come back But in the meantime I will cook from the book .... buy it , it's fabulous

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

I have only amended the 5star rating on atmosphere as we were only in for lunch and it was quiet, nothing more. The food was absolutely exceptional, my wife and I have literally not stopped talking about it since we left. First rate staff and go as far to say better service than the so called upmarket Michelin star places we’ve been too. Can’t wait for another serving

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

As always the food and service were fantastic. Their observation of the current Government rules were strictly observed. Our party of pensioners(!) felt very safe and well looked after. The lower score on atmosphere clearly is because of the current climate and it was after all 2.00 on a Friday afternoon! Can’t wait to go back👍🏾 Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 01 October 2020

Great food , and a great venue. Staff , brilliant

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Great food service and ambiance as always thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Outstanding meal!

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

Wonderful place with excellent food and service. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Delicious food! The staff were friendly and efficient and adhered to social distancing guidelines without making us feel uncomfortable. We came to celebrate my mum’s birthday and it was a lovely night.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Delicious food, the best Indian food in Glasgow. Lovely atmosphere and the upstairs dining room is very comfortable. Staff are friendly and attentive.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Great food well presented Plenty atmosphere - felt Covid safe Many thanks

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

This was my first trip to mother India and I will definitely be back. It was also the first night of the 10pm curfew and the team explained on arrival when last orders would be taken and that we would have the be off the premises as per the new restrictions. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff were fantastic, you could tell the staff were saddened by having to politely ‘rush’ people to keep in line with the closure time but they handled it really well and although not their fault were apologetic about having to do so. Absolutely no complaints tables spaced out appropriately, additional social distancing rules were in place and followed by all staff, food was outstanding and all of the team we had dealings with were incredible. Thank you all at Mother India We look forward to returning in the near future :)

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

Food was good, the service was generally okay, the social distancing was non-existent.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Loved it, my Son in law stated it was the best Indian food he has ever eaten and I agree, my Aloo Dosa which I cannot get where I live was 5* the last one I ate was in Qatar. Great Indian Rest will defo be back when next in Glasgow

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

It's been a while, but fantastic as always.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

Fabulous food and service , definitely will go back next time we’re in Glasgow

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

First time visiting Mother India. Poppadom and fish pakora starters were delicious and the curry main course was the best Indian food I’ve had in decades! Service was excellent and we were even treated to a free ice cream in departure. Would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant and will most definitely be returning! 10/10

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