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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
Price point: $ $ $
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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, 18 October 2017

I thought it an excellent meal in a very atmospheric restaurant. One of the best Indian restaurants I've been to.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 October 2017

We loved it.. non of is orderd the same thing and all of us were happy with our meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 October 2017

We took raan and it was amazing, however I really enjoy with the bread (with almond and coconut) which was served with the lamb.

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Visited On Friday, 13 October 2017

Really enjoyed my first visit. The staff and management were fantastic and very accommodating when we had a third person join us. Food was the best Indian I've ever had. Can't wait to visit again

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Visited On Friday, 13 October 2017

Environment and staff are excellent! Lamb is really yummy! If chicken beast can be more tasty, I think it wil be better!

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Visited On Friday, 22 September 2017

2nd visit to Mother India...every bit as good as the 1st...excellent food, excellent service.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 October 2017

Always a great meal at Mother India. Best in Glasgow!

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Visited On Friday, 06 October 2017

The food was amazing, there wasn't a dish I could fault. The service was attentive but not too much so. We weren't hurried out even though we stayed the full 2 hours we were allocated. Perhaps a bit better choice of draft beer would be welcome but it's a small personal preference!

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Visited On Thursday, 05 October 2017

The food was delicious and the service excellent, but the table I was given was way too small and too tightly squeezed between other tables. This made it difficult to sit, have a private conversation and generally move around. Simply not enough space, which was a shame given the quality of the restaurant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 October 2017

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

A great night with tasty food! Will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

Great food and service, made welcome as always. Food was amazing. Got the table we requested.

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Visited On Friday, 22 September 2017

Probably the best Indian food I have ever tasted. It really was very special to say the least

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Visited On Monday, 25 September 2017

Thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 September 2017

Absolutely delicious dinner had by all. The service was impeccable. Cannot wait to return.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 September 2017

Always good.

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Visited On Friday, 22 September 2017

Delicious. Always pay a visit to Mother India on the rare occasions I'm in Glasgow. Never disappoints.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 September 2017

Lovely, friendly and speedy service. Food was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 September 2017

Found the Prawn Dosa starter a bit too greasy, the Prawn and Monkfish curry was delicious though. All the portions were generous.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 September 2017

Probably the best Lamb Rogan Josh I've ever eaten. Amazing service and atmosphere so we'll definitely be back for more

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Visited On Saturday, 16 September 2017

We had a lovely time at Mother India. We had the crab pancake and haddock starters which were a meal unto themselves and if you want a lunch these starters would be just right, and the value for money is brilliant! For mains we had the prawn and monkfish, what I loved about Mother India, it sets itself apart because most curry houses have generic cubed meat with a load of sauce where as MI has beautiful meals that have a curried element. I will happily return to try all the menu eventually!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 September 2017

great food. ate way too much

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 September 2017

What a wonderful evening we had at Mother India. Great food from a beautifully crafted menu, and friendly helpful service. Fabulous flavours, fabulous ambience. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 September 2017

My favorite Indian restaurant in Glasgow!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 September 2017

There was a lack of organisation with our waiters and therefore the service we recived.

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