- Telephone 0141 221 1663
- Bar open Mon–Thu 5.30–10.30pm; Fri noon–11pm; Sat 1–11pm; Sun 1–10pm
- Food served Mon–Thu 5.30–10.30pm; Fri noon–11pm; Sat 1–11pm; Sun 1–10pm
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu 5.30–6.45pm
- Pre-theatre price £12.50
- Website www.motherindiaglasgow.co.uk
High quality, big hitter of an Indian restaurant serving a fusion of Punjabi and British cuisine and living up to its well-earned reputation as one of the best.
A Glasgow institution, Mother India’s reputation precedes it. Decades after opening, and with plenty of pretenders to the throne, the restaurant is still hugely popular. While the menu could perhaps use a shake-up – as a location there's not many better. The upstairs dining room is an environment of veritable splendour, an elegant Victorian setting that pays tribute to one of Glasgow’s favourite sons with high-backed Rennie Mackintosh chairs. The fusion between Punjabi and Scottish (or British) is the key to understanding Mother India, with the majority of dishes either seafood, chicken or lamb – the vegetarian options are few. There’s no shortage of signature dishes though. To start, crab and prawn dosa is soft and fragrant. The raan, a leg of lamb for two to share, is worth the half hour wait, while butter chicken is exceptional – a creamy, clove and green cardomon infused delight that would win over anyone. The subtly spiced sea bass meanwhile, is served with dauphinoise-style potatoes, playing with the notion of what a curry house is - in Mother India’s case, it’s still a venue of the highest quality.
- Private dining: 30/75/80
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 170
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 1990
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
- House wine: £19 per bottle
- BYOB: £3.50 wine / £6.50 fizz corkage
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