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 Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Always great food and service at reasonable prices .

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Visited On Monday, 19 August 2019

Best Indian food in Glasgow!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Every time I eat here it is wonderful! The food is delicious. Definitely one of my favourite places to eat in Glasgow.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Simply fantastic food, very high standard, all interestingly different, delicious and comforting food all at the same time. A real joy to eat there. Go to Indian for us in Glasgow, been there twice in recent months and in trouble with my partner for not taking her there sooner.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

This was, quite simply, the best Indian food I've ever had outside of India. Full stop.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Popadoms could come with more dips

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Visited On Monday, 12 August 2019

Brilliant food!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Food was great

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Amazing food!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Excellent meal and attentive staff

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Food is delicious and plentiful. Staff are very helpful and knowledgable about the food.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Absolutely fantastic evening in arguably Britain’s best Indian restaurant bar none. Food, service and atmosphere top notch. Thanks again Mother India !!

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Sehr übersichtliche Karte . Speisenqualität sehr gut ! Angenehme Atmosphäre !

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Very nice service and the food was extremely nice!👍

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Excellent dinner the smoked lamb was delicious.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

It was highly recommended and was everything we had been told Flavours were superb Would definitely want to eat here again

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Ate at Mother India’s following a recommendation from a neighbour (we all live 150 miles away) and was a bit dubious as my husband has type 1 diabetes and we have often found, in the past, that Indian restaurants put sugar in their meals which makes him suffer. I’m happy to say this was NOT the case last night and the meal was totally delicious, authentic as far as we can tell, and the naan breads were undoubtedly the best we’ve ever had. We had two meals, two naans, a beer and a g&t and the bill came to £42. Happy with that.

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Good customer service and good value for food. I would recommend this place to everyone

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Thank you all very much for an excellent experience in Mother India. The service, the food and the overall ambience created a unique and delightful evening.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 July 2019

We loved our delicious dinner at Mother India! This was top quality Indian food, served in ample helpings. When we visit Glasgow again, we will certainly be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

We didn't order many courses and it was very fast, maybe too fast. The food was good and a good value for the money.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 July 2019

Great food

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Absolutely first class service at the UK’s best Indian Restaurant by a country mile.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic food, as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Everything was perfect

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