Mother India

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 noon–11pm; Sat 1–11pm; Sun 1–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu 5.30–6.45pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.50
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Birra Moretti

A culinary heavy-hitter serving authentic Punjabi cuisine with a British twist, all with an overarching emphasis on quality ingredients and cooking.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Weighing in with a culinary stature earned through decades of winning Glasgow’s hearts and bellies, the kitchen punches out bold, heavyweight flavours — all the while refusing to kowtow to tradition. Try flaming-hot, cumin-spiced pakora cooled with bulgur wheat salad and raita, or aromatic and spiced haddock served à l’anglaise with tartar sauce, peas and the crunch of samphire. The big dishes, too, revel in breaking with the established order: braised lamb mussalum is counterpoised with fresh okra and sweet beetroot pickle, while chicken chana brings meltingly-smooth dal with firm, tender chunks of chicken and caramelised leeks. Even the accoutrements are a labour of love, from the chicken broth pilau to a creamy coriander chutney. All this in a faux-Victorian dining room replete with wood panelling, and high-backed Mackintosh-esque chairs. Even an emphasis on quality ingredients and the finest spices isn’t enough — Mother India succeeds in both pleasing the palate and entertaining the mind.

  • High point: Punjabi food doesn't get much better than here
  • Low point: Deciding which delicious dish to order
  • Notable dish: Lamb Mussalum with ladyfingers
  • Average price: £12.50 (set lunch); £22 (dinner)
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  • 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: 230
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 1990
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £18 per bottle
  • BYOB: £5.50 4 beers / £4.50 wine / £6.50 fizz corkage

Reviews & features

Profile: Glasgow’s spicelord Monir Mohammed

3 Jul 2015

Glasgow doesn’t need an official title to know it’s still the curry capital of Britain

Glasgow prides itself on being the curry capital of Britain, even if it doesn’t always walk away with the official title – the city missed out last time by the narrowest of public votes. There are curries available, and pretty good ones too, on just…