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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, 13 October 2018

Service too slow

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Delicous food and comfortable service.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Was simply divine! Perfect in every way!

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

The chicken was over cooked in the Garlic Chile chicken which was really disappointing as it was a great dish the last time I ate it, albeit that was a while back and the king prawn Achari didn’t quite hit the spot for my Indian guest. They felt it was unusual with bits of lemon when maybe it should have more of a lime pickle vibe.

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

We tried four different dishes and each was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant for distinctive, delicious Indian food.

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

Small menu, choices for veggie & vegan, great allergy advice from management. Our group of 4 had a lovely experience!

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

Sag Paneer and whole meal nan was amazing

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Good food, good service, and nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Excellent Service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Great food

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Understated and friendly service and absolutely delicious food. We will be back!! Thank you 👍

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

One of the best Indian meals I have had ever!

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Our server Lennon was very helpful and courteous during our meal and because of this I would highly recommend the restaurant. Only one downside- I ordered chicken spinach leaf- the menu didn’t say this was on the bone. I cannot stand chicken on the bone which put me off a little when the dish came. It would have been good to know this before ordering.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Great meal as always

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 September 2018

We celebrated the 18th birthday of our son and it was a most enjoyable evening from A to Z. 1000 thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

One of the best Indian meals I have ever had!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Brilliant food and friendly service

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Visited On Thursday, 20 September 2018

Second visit this month so I obviously like it.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

Great variety of foods with heavenly scents. I would definitely come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Outstanding service and food....would highly recommend, had table upstairs and if I was booking again would request the same.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 September 2018

Great from start to finish, five stars

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Best butter chicken ever!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 September 2018

We had an amazing experience however, we ordered a bottle of wine and it was brought to out table uncorked. There is never a situation where wine should be opened before bringing it to the table. I want to know I am getting a brand new bottle when I buy one at a restaurant.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

Don't give the option to book a table at 21:30 if you close the kitchen at 22:00.

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Visited On Monday, 10 September 2018

Food and service are always great at Mother India. The monkfish and prawn curry is delicious, as are the lamb dishes. Butter chicken is always a winner !

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