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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, 17 April 2019

Good meal, attentive staff, pleasant atmosphere. Will be back. Peshwari naan is incredible!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Very good as usual very disappointing with our seat as both me and my wife have been coming to your restaurant with our family for a year or so and always had great seating with our family nights,we seemed to be stuck in a corner seat for 2 i think it number 3 table that would be my only complaint service and food very good i certainly wont be excepting that seat ever again

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Our favourite restaurant, had a fantastic meal with the family for my hubbys 50th, was amazing as always. Food was fab, staff great, best curry in Glasgow, see yo soon

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Had my 50th here with 18 friends and family and cannot recommend highly enough for the beautiful food, speedy and excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. Was also great that we could BYOB. Thanks so much.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

First visit will be back soon. Great pakora and huge portions, friendly attentive staff

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

As big fans of Indian food, this was possibly the best meal we’ve ever had! Fabulous!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Really enjoyed our meal Butter chicken much more spicier than what our local restaurant serves ,waiters did say we could have requested a milder dish, will keep this in mind for our next visit , a superb atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Absolutely amazing meal and service. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

This was my first time at the restaurant and enjoyed the full experience. Friendly and attentive staff and the food was lovely. However I found it to be on the more expensive side for food compared to other Indian restaurants in Glasgow.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

The restaurant was virtually empty when we arrived at 5.35, so not that atmospheric, understandably so. But the food was as superb as usual and the service excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Service was impeccable, and I quite liked the curtains drawn closed on a rainy dark night outside, pulled the room together nice and cosily. Food was very good, I took some friends along for their first time at Mother India, and they were really pleased with their meal.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Superb service from booking to eating. Really helpful and accommodating on my having to alter timings. Food sublime. Can not recommend highly enough. Thank you all.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Absolutely superb food!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Always fabulous. Great food and ambience. Staff superb.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

Outstanding food, excellent service and 'I'll be back'.

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Very friendly staff food fantastic

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

Unfortunately second visit not as successful as first.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Loved your food but I preferred the option of buying small plates like your sister restaurant in Edinburgh did last time I visited. It gives single or double diner (s) more variety. But that is not to detract from what we had. Seafood Dosa one of best Indian starters I have ever eaten!

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Outstanding !

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 March 2019

We’re coming back tomorrow!

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

In all honesty, I found the meal as average as any standard British Indian restaurant. The fish pakora was overdone. Popadums and chutney were expensive and not worth it: the chutneys were badly made, expecially the mango chutney - like someone tried to make jam or a poor imitation of Geeta's Mango Chutney. "Smeena's chicken curry" was very watery and lacking flavour - as if someone had tried to make the sauce into more portions by adding water, and neglecting to add flavour. The smoked lamb wasn't smoked, the broccoli overdone, and it all come with cubes of supermarket beetroot for some reason. The only good part of the meal was the garlic naan bread. All in all, disappointing!

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

The food was deliscious and generous portion size! The restaurant is beautiful and the atmosphere was great! Friendly and helpful staff! Thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

As usual, food is excellent. Unfortunately as usual the service is mediocre bordering on awful. Surly, unsmiling abrupt server, other servers walking past ignoring empty glasses, standing at table to collect plates when someone was still eating!! Have recommended the food here on many occasions but always with the proviso to expect 3rd rate service - pity!!

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

I have been wanting to dine with you for quite some time and thoroughly enjoyed finally being able to savour the Mother India experience. In actual fact the evening spent with friends who also had never been, far exceeded our expectations. Thank you to everyone involved, we had a truly wonderful night, and look forward to returning.

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