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 Sunday, 15 March 2020

Would have liked some daily specials to choose in addition to the normal menu

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

Sensational. Can't wait to come back!!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Beautiful food, lovely quantities. We will be back!

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Visited On Monday, 09 March 2020

Excellent meal

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Excellent food, service and experience

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

Every time I visit Glasgow I have to eat at Mother India. It’s simply amazing food and service from the second you walk through the door. I will be back soon I hope!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

So great to visit again from USA, would never ever make a trip back home without one, or two or three visits to MI and to say hi to VJ every time.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

Very dark interior, large portions but the food is ok catered to uk taste. Dosa nothing like an Indian dosa.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 March 2020

The food was amazing, in fact the best curry I have ever had!

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

If you don't order the buttee chicken then you are a fool

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Visited On Monday, 02 March 2020

Fabulous. Such great food. Great service. Mother India is a brilliant restaurant. Happily go back. Readily recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

The food was remarkable and the portion sizes too. Fantastic mealio.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Frábær matur, skemmtilegt umhverfi, góð þjónusta og frábært verð

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Fabulous food, service and ambience. Will def be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

It was fantastic, we will definitely be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

was recommended as one of the best and fulfilled expectations

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

The food was exceptional. However, our black daal was missed. We ordered 2 naan breads, the first had been made for some time and was Luke warm, the 2nd one was forgotten and when delivered was fresh out the tandoor and much better than the first. We had the monkfish and king prawn curry, it was AMAZING! I’d love to know how to make it at home.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Incredible food and wonderful service!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

It was the second time we had visited. Great restaurant for a pre concert dinner. First time we visited we were on the upper floor this time we were in the basement. Totally different atmosphere. Both are very quirky. Service is great, food excellent and portions very generous. I would certainly recommend

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Best Indian food I’ve ever had.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Mother India came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. Everything we ordered was delicious. It was so good to be able to enjoy the layers of flavour and see the whole spices employed in the dishes. A great experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

awesome.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

We had a lovely valentines meal at mother India this week. The portions were really big and delicious! Most of the staff were very friendly

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

we were a party of 8 people and ordered a number of different starters and mains. Every dish was very good . Service was great

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