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 June 2019

We had a fantastic meal here, the service was perfect and the smoked lamb with broccoli was the best curry I have ever had. I will definitely be returning when next in Glasgow

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Lovely evening for father’s day.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

The meal courses were very rushed but the food was very good.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Completely brilliant. Staff. Food. The whole time we were there Been many times. Will be back soon Thanks again Monir

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Awesome food and excellent service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The food was really good for an affordable price. Small menu though and the location of the table (in front of the entrance to the toilets) was not so nice.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Lovely meal with polite attentive staff

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

First time we had eaten here but we will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Food was ok but wouldn’t rush back. Was a little crammed and I was bumped into several times by staff whilst eating my meal due to the positioning of my seat.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Food was excellent and because we had preordered, was really prompt. Service before the meal by email and over the phone was very courteous and helpful and on the night, the staff were friendly and efficient. A lovely night, thank you

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Great food. I bring all my friends and family here when they visit me

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

It’s a really nice Indian restaurant with great food! You can find something even if you are vegetarian or vegan. The only thing that isn’t that great is the atmosphere, it’s a bit too loud and some tables seem to be in the way. Regardless, I can really recommend this restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Best Indian food I have ever add anywhere. we had a big table of people, many from England and everyone said the food was amazing.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Lovely food

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Any review of a restaurant must major on the quality of the food and on that basis Mother India passed, albeit not quite with the flying clolours it might have wished. Our two starters were delicious; herb flatbread with mushrooms and chickpeas for me, dhosa for my wife. Both were excellent, delicately spiced, favoursome and well presented. The mains too were passable; the prawn akhari was cooked to perfection as was the rice and the garlic naan was a triumph. My smoked lamb was disappointing however, the meat was tough and clumsily served in three enormous pieces which had to separated many times before they became mouth sized. The biggest failings were in the service which was generally poor. We were ignored on arrival by all and sundry including the maitre'd who studied his laptop for a good five minutes before even acknowleging our presence. The waiter insisted on calling us "guys" which might be acceptable in Nandos but not in any quality restaurant. The wine w ordered was poured immediately it arrived and we were not invited to check wither it was the correct bottle or whether we might have wanted to taste it first. After dinner we ordered drambuies but were not asked whether we preferred them with or without ice. They came without. The less said about the gents' toilet the better but they obviously hadn't been cleaned recently. All in all it was a somewhat underwhelming experience. The food was generally very good and the ambience upstairs exceptional but our evening was let down by poor service. That ought to be a easy matter for management to put right.

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Excellent service and even better food

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Awesome, as always!

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Delicious food, will definitely be back! Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Outstanding service, outstanding food !! Just wonderful !!

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Perfect Birthday dinner; thanks again!

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Fantastic as always. Over ordered.. as always.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Awesome food...loved all the starters and mains

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Delicious! Definitely to visit again

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Restaurant was very busy which made it extremely noisy when we arrived. This died down during the visit. The food was absolutely amazing. Best Indian food in Glasgow.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Amazing food

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