1590 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G14 9DB
  • Telephone 0141 959 6265
  • Food served Sun–Thu 4.30—11pm; Fri/Sat 4.30pm–midnight
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri 5–7pm
  • Average price £15 (evening meal)
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After two decades of serving loyal Scotstoun locals, Neelim must be doing something right. Couples and families flock here, whether it be for a sit-down dinner or some takeaway dishes to enjoy at home, and it can fill up even on week nights. The menu offers standard dishes such as boonas and tikka masalas with no surprises but plenty of sauce to be mopped up with a huge, doughy naan. Heavily battered chicken drumsticks, mushrooms and other vegetables make up the filling mixed starter platter. A main course of chicken tikka boona is flavoured with ginger, garlic and plenty of shredded, fragrant coriander. The three-course high tea option offers good value: scones and jam are swapped for pakora, a curry, and perhaps a spongy, syrupy gulab jamun for dessert. A banana split is available for the less traditional and for beer drinkers there is Tennents as well as Kingfisher on tap.

  • High point: Cosy, family feel
  • Low point: Alarming red colour of some pakora and curries
  • Delivery: £1 Local
  • Provides: Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu
  • Music on stereo: Indian-style
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 24
  • Open since: 1991
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £11.95 (1 litre carafe) per bottle
  • BYOB: £3 corkage