Green Chilli Café
- Telephone 0141 337 6378
- Food served Tue–Thu 4–10.30pm, Fri–Sun noon–10.30pm. Closed Mon.
- Pre-theatre times Available at all times except Sat, finishes 6.30pm
- Average price £14 (set lunch); £16 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £10 (four tapas)
- Website www.greenchillicafe.com
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This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Dishes are available either in tapas size or larger à la carte portions at this smallish restaurant tucked away behind a discreet door, with most seats upstairs. The subtle décor is enlivened by colourful Indian pictures, while poppy tunes play in the background. Tasting deals mean it's easy to get a sense of their large number of small dishes, available to share across the roomy tables arranged booth-style. Poori with chicken masala is a light and tangy appetiser, while the green chilli pakora is hot enough for only the brave and comes with cooling lassi. Dhal makhani is a refreshing alternative to the usual yellow variety, made with black lentils and spiced tomatoes, though it works better as a side than a main being a bit samey. The chicken sharabi has an unusual kick, with wine and coconut flavours lingering pleasantly. Note there's no tandoori-style dishes on the menu or nan bread. Although it's in an area with some quality competition, Green Chilli does what it sets out to do well for a good-value curry night out.
- High point: Nicely priced tapas deals
- Low point: Unimaginative desserts
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- Delivery: £1.50-£1.75, 6-mile radius (G1 to G14)
- Private dining: Up to 22 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Indian pop and hip hop
- Capacity: 65
- Largest group: 75
- Open since: 2011
- House wine: £13.95 per bottle