The Wee Curry Shop
A small city centre curry house that’s packed with atmosphere, big flavours, and traditional sub-continental cuisine.
Very much in the if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it category, the Wee Curry Shop has been serving top nosh since 1997. Don’t expect startling innovation, just straightforward curries, rotis and rice. Add a Kingfisher or a lassi if you are feeling flash. The price remains old-school, too, with a terrific value two-course lunch for £6.50. There is a smallish menu but the daily specials board is the main focus – expect to see an occasional fish curry, or the Scot-Asian fave of haggis pakora. Descriptions on the menu are designed not to confuse, ginger chicken and spinach leaf is exactly as advertised with chunky slices of home-pickled ginger – a good sign that food is prepped over several stages, while a saag paneer broccoli is simple and delightful. There are the odd quibbles – a daal shows little signs of the promised carmalised onion and Indian veg, for instance, and the chunky china serving bowls cool the curries a little too quickly at the table – but with such comforting, home-style cooking, and cracking prices, it’s not worth worrying about.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: none
- Capacity: 24
- Largest group: 24
- Open since: 1997
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £13.95 per bottle
Reviews & features
Neat diners around town & beyond5 Mar 2009
The Wee Curry Shop 7 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow 0141 353 0777, www.motherindia.co.uk For over a decade this Garnethill dining room has been one of Glasgow's best loved little eating spots, with just 25 covers but a big reputation for simple, fresh…