Mother India

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Mother India
28 Westminster Terrace, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7RU
  • 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 12.30–11pm; Sat 1–11pm; Sun 1–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu 5.30–6.45pm; Fri 12.30– 4.30pm; Sat/Sun noon–4.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.50
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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.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Yes, it is as good as people say it is. Mother India is just that bit more self-assured. The ingredients burst with freshness, the cooking is creative and staff are terrific. When you add good value into the mix it is hard to justify wandering any further into Finnieston – and let’s not forget, having opened in 1990 Mother India is certainly one of the village elders in this part of town. The menu is, thankfully, not overwhelmingly long, and includes a section of sophisticated options for vegetarians. Starters indicate the shape of things to come, where even something as seemingly perfunctory as vegetable pakora is taken to new heights with a light coating of gram flour, and super-fresh spice that shines through. An interesting haddock starter is piled with pungent Punjabi spices and piquant roasted tomatoes. Main courses are creative and sufficiently varied to offer interest on repeat visits, and a thali option means you can dive into your own mini selection. A flavoursome smoked lamb with broccoli and green chilli, accompanied by marinated beetroot and pickle, is enough to bring on an eye-roll of appreciation. Ice-cream themed puddings now come from the adjoining Bungalow Café.

The List's rating






Andrea Pearson visited Mother India on 6 March 2019
  • High point: Fresh and distinct flavours that shine through
  • Low point: Not much creativity in puddings
  • Notable dish: Smoked lamb with broccoli and green chilli
  • Average price: £12.50 (set lunch); £22 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: 30/60/80
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu
  • Capacity: 135
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 1990
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £20 per bottle
  • BYOB: £3.50 wine / £6.50 fizz corkage

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