- Telephone 0141 552 5115
- Food served Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight.
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 3–6pm
- Average price £9.95 (set lunch); £20 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £9.95
- Website www.cafeindiaglasgow.com
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This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
When restaurant entrepreneur Tony Hussain took over the long-established Café India in 2011, he kicked it up a few notches from typical Glasgow curryhouse to a classier joint, with a makeover to match. There are still aspects of the former – like the fearsome Tikka Chance, claimed to be the world’s hottest curry, for boozed-up lads wanting to test their masculinity. But a recent menu revamp emphasises their Chef’s Specials, which aim to more closely recreate authentic recipes as they’d actually be cooked in Indian homes. A tandoori chicken on the bone may take a little longer to prepare, but its freshness shows as it arrives sizzling; and it tastes great, a subtle sauce complementing the juicy meat. For those with milder tastes, the oddly named 'burnt green curry' teams spinach and garam masala with just a touch of cream. Its bland colour and texture doesn’t do justice to its light and creamy taste. In starters, a nice amount of garlic aloo zarmman – spicy potato cakes with mini mushroom slices – is a good refresher, while king prawns have their flavour drawn out by a sweet mango and honey lemon sauce.
- High point: Very attentive service
- Low point: Disappointing dessert menu
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- Delivery: £2
- Private dining: Up to 70 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Live music
- Music on stereo: Middle of the road pop
- Capacity: 200
- Largest group: 100
- Open since: 2007
- House wine: £16 per bottle
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