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
  • Average price £12.50 (set lunch); £19 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £12.50
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Synonymous with curry in Glasgow, Mother India’s reputation is upheld in spectacular fashion with excellent food matching the stunning surrounds.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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When looking for the king of curries in Glasgow, you could do far worse than turning to your mother. Mother India, a long-standing resident in now food-obsessed Finnieston, is a winning blend of indulgent dining, fantastic food, and five-star service. With rich, elegant surroundings featuring original Mackintosh furniture and wood-panelled walls, the dining experience at this popular restaurant feels indulgent while still relaxed and comfortable. Great service from the off makes you feel at home, while the splendid scents coming from the kitchen, and bustle of the dining room soon have you anticipating a culinary adventure. An array of authentic recipes adorn the menu, with choices far surpassing a selection of pakoras, tikkas, and chasnis, although such familiar favourites are on offer. The king prawn and monkfish with ginger and dill is a sublime creation, while the butter chicken could make you weak at the knees it’s so good. Chilli garlic chicken, which you can adapt to your preference in heat levels, is a must for spice fans. After a visit here you’ll be sure to crown Mother India the king – or queen – of curries.

  • High point: The elegant surroundings
  • Low point: A wee bit tight for space in places
  • Notable dish: The butter chicken
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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, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu
  • Capacity: 230
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 1990
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £18 per bottle
  • BYOB: wine, sparkling wine, and beer corkage (Beers only allowed to be brought if dining from set menu, but not a la carte)

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

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