Tuk Tuk Glasgow opens in style
The List helps to launch the Indian street-food specialist second branch
After opening its first restaurant in Edinburgh back in 2012, Tuk Tuk has brought its popular tapas style Indian food to the people of Glasgow.
The second venture on Sauchiehall Street sits in one of the liveliest spots in Glasgow and offers diners a menu which reflects the fresh roadside food found on the streets of India. And it's not just the food that tries to capture India's vibrant atmosphere: the wall mural by Conzo Throb and Ciaran Glöbel brings the place alive, adding colour and character to a restaurant that could easily impress with the quality of the food alone.
The official launch on Thu 2 Feb was a chance for Tuk Tuk to show Glasgow exactly what it has to offer. The List co-hosted the launch and pulled together a guestlist of bloggers and members of the press who gathered to sample food and drink before a Bollywood disco with music from 1000 Dollar Wallet and Sensei.
As Tuk Tuk is BYOB, the launch was fuelled by Kingfisher Beer, with cocktails from Porter's Gin and Bon Accord tonic on offer too. The Glasgow menu has a couple of interesting additions (including Puri yoghurt bombs and Lassis) but mostly it offers the same as its Edinburgh branch – enjoyable, affordable food for sharing that's a welcome alternative to traditional Indian dining.
Tuk Tuk will also be at the Indoor Food and Craft Market at The Biscuit Factory, Sat 25–Sun 26 Feb