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, 07 December 2019

We had a great night with excellent food. I had to change my original booking to add more diners and this was dine with no fuss. Our food was excellent and the laid back atmosphere just what we needed for a family get together with hungry students.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Thank you for looking after us so well! What a fabulous restaurant. Food incredible and service spot on! Thanks very much.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

A fantastic meal, cant wait to come back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

First time at Mother India Restaurant, after eating at the café a couple of times. It did not disappoint.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

Excellent food, atmosphere and service as always.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Great value for money . Such incredible food.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Excellent food. Lovely staff. Definitely recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 November 2019

Was in Glasgow with business and we actually come across mother India by chance as we walked to our hotel, so booked for the following evening because It looked vibrant and inviting from the outside and the food smelt great. We had a wonderful meal and the service was exceptional. Staff were friendly, chatty and helpful with advising on dishes to choose. If we are ever back in Glasgow I will be sure to come again. Thank you for a great meal

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Visited On Thursday, 28 November 2019

It’s been many years since I visited...... had forgotten just how good the food is! I will definitely be back soon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 November 2019

I've been coming to Mother India for 20 years. It never disappoints. Great food, great atmosphere, great staff.

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Visited On Monday, 25 November 2019

This is an exceptional Indian restaurant and if you haven't been yet I strongly advise you to experience it for yourself. I'm amazed I never came across it until recently. Will definitely be making it the Indian restaurant to go to whenever I'm in Glasgow. Well deserves all its top reviews.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

This is my second visit to Mother India and, like last time, the food did not disappoint! The dishes we chose were incredible, the atmosphere was lovely and the service was outstanding. I will definitely be recommending this to my friends, and I will absolutely make a point to visit when I next come to Glasgow.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

excellent service and delicious food

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Wonderful restaurant - food delicious, interior decor beautiful and the waitress who served us was fabulous

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Was a great meal!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

This was the first time we had been to Mother India, and it won't be the last, the prawn and crab dosa was absolutly delicious, as were both our main courses. Im looking forward to our next trip back to Glasgow just so we can return. I do reccommend booking

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

undoubtedly the best Indian meal I have had. Big thanks.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Another fantastic evening at the UK's best Indian restaurant by far. Incredible food with first class service. I cannot wait to return. Thanks again.

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Visited On Monday, 18 November 2019

The staff were amazingly friendly, especially the desert staff as we came through the door. She made us feel immediately welcome, and is a real credit to the restaurant

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Loved it! GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE,AMAZING ATMOSPHERE! On our next trip to Glasgow , we’ll be back!

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

The food was absolutely delicious. Had to wait a bit but the food was fresh and well worth the wait.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Mother India is always great. My favourite restaurant in Glasgow!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Very welcoming staff, excellent food and generous portions. Would go again.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

The food was wonderful. And the serves was great.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Excellent all round eating experience Food and service- superb

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