235 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DL
  • Telephone 0141 221 1555 / 0141 204 1444
  • Food served Mon–Tues noon–11:30pm; Wed–Sat noon–12:00pm; Sun 1–11.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat 3–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
  • Email
  • Website www.koh-i-noor-glasgow.co.uk
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On the scene since 1964, this Charing Cross curry house caters for groups and buffet dining, with an à la carte menu to boot.

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Having been on the scene since 1964, few can claim to be more part of the city’s curry establishment than the Koh-i-Noor. Faux palatial surroundings abound with a stone fountain as its centrepiece. Sitting among the sequinned curtains, bejewelled partitions and signature Koh-i-Noor carpets, there’s not a pinch of a doubt you’re dining in one of Glasgow’s oldest curry houses. There’s a plethora of menus on offer here, including lunch, pre-theatre, evening buffet and à la carte. As expected, all the British curry house classics are represented. There’s everything from chicken tikka balti, rogan josh and jalfrezi, to boneless biryanis and bhunas. There’s also an extensive selection of kormas, vegetable curries and a tandoori grill to boot. The latter sees meat marinated for 24 hours before being flame-cooked over the grill. For the sharing-inclined, there’s also the chance to go for the thali option – available as either meat, veggie or mixed. Go to the desi home-style section to find some more unusual dishes, such as a keema allu dish of minced lamb and potatoes.

  • High point: Historic culinary status
  • Low point: Leaning slightly on its laurels?
  • Average price: £8.95 (set lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Separate halls take up to 70 each
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu
  • Capacity: 200
  • Largest group: 200
  • Open since: 1964
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £19.95 (litre) per bottle