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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 Saturday, 15 December 2018

my favourite restaurant in glasgow. love coming here for a meal food is amazing no where can compare. customer service is amazing too for making sure your happy and everything is right. highly recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Excellent food as always & excellent value too

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Always marvellous food and service in mother India

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

A lovely experience for a special occasion

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

What a great surprise, really lovely dining area and super alternative Indian cuisine, very impressed. The portions are very large so in hindsight could have shared the starter which was a whole fish but very lovely indeed. Will definitely go again next time I am in Glasgow.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Very dissapointed in the lack of choice for vegetarians on the Christmas menu .it tasted bland .

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Wonderful as always. Food can’t be beaten. Nowhere else comes close to Mother India.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Excellent service, a good innovative approach to marrying Scottish ingredients to an Indian interpretation. Copious portions, you will not leave hungry!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Fantastic. A 40th birthday celebration . A special place for a special day. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Very nice restaurant. Food and service really good.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Simply the best, cannot wait to come back to Glasgow

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Very good quality food in a very pleasant atmosphere. Excellent service too.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Throughly enjoyed our evening the food the service and the ambiance all very nice Many thanks Liz rissell

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Visited On Monday, 19 November 2018

Everyone loved Mother India. The food was fantastic as always and they were made to feel very welcome by the staff. When I booked the tables, my requests were dealt with in a very professional and friendly manner. Thank you to all.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

AOK

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Great service and delicious food!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We had a fabulous meal, delicious !

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

First time at your restaurant. We lcome from Glasgow but live in Londn. Food iexceeded expectations. There was a tiny blip in service on the starters where we had to wait for 1 portion but everything was great. Of course we had ordered too much as we forgot the difference in Glasgow portions 🤗

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Great food as always- best place in Glasgow for Indian food. Nothing comes close!

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Great restaurant. Quality food, friendly and classy.

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Visited On Monday, 19 November 2018

More vegetarian options please

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Overrated.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Brilliant food great service

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Top class as always, the legend lives on!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

amazing

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