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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
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 Tuesday, 14 August 2018

One of our favourite restaurants of any type, anywhere. Fantastic food, fantastic setting.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Food was amazing and will be back definitely worth a visit

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

May take my own wine next time & pay the corkage as the bottle bought in the restaurant was not cold. Much made of wether a chapati could replace rice or would need to be paid for as an extra. Was not a problem the previous week.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

The food was not exactly Indian food. More of a local adaptation of authentic Indian food. Portions were generous. Nan was disappointing as they were not like those cook in traditional indian kiln oven.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Great really big portions

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

C'était parfait. Dommage que nous habitions si loin

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Very rushed. The fact you have 2 hours for a meal is constantly stressed. Feels more like a production line yhan a restuarant.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Excellent meal.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Will be back

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

The food was fabulous, but the service was lacking. That said, it wouldn’t put me off coming back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

As always Mother India is fantastic , amazing food, friendly staff and get atmosphere, never disappoints!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Was interested as I have the autobiography/recipe book. Really enjoyed our evening

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Food was excellent as always. For me the best Indian restaurant in Glasgow by some distance!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

As usual a great experience. Even Bert was won round! .

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Portions were incredible and service was very good.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

An excellent meal, first class food and flavours to die for. We'll be back.

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

Amazing food!

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Fantastic food, as ever. The flavours were superb.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Still my favourite ‘Indian’ Restaurant in Glasgow.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Very pleased with every visit to Mother India. Prefer upstairs to downstairs eating but food is excellent wherever you eat Enjoy the experience 😎

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Food just incredible and thanks for sorting an upstairs window seat. We will be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Two Aussie tourists very pleasantly surprised by our visit!

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Excellent food . Service was a bit slow but otherwise an enjoyable experience

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

Lovely.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Amazing service and delicious food. Will be definitely coming here again.

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