The Wee Curry Shop

The Wee Curry Shop
29 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ
  • Telephone 0141 357 5280
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–2.30pm, 5–10.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm; Sun 1–10.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Available until 6.30pm, including over lunchtime
  • Average price £5.80 (set lunch); £16 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £6.25 (thali selection)
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The Wee Curry Shop shuns the more ostentatious furnishings of contemporary Indian establishments to offer a bijou yet comfortable dining space on Ashton Lane. Understated in its appearance, the restaurant is tastefully furnished with black and white photographs of family weddings, staff and various dishes. This unadorned style is reflected in a compact menu; expect three mains per fish, chicken, red meat and veggie category, plus around six different starters. Lamb patina (a speciality of the Mother India dynasty to which this wee shop has been connected since 2011) is expertly braised, with the late addition of mint cutting through the rich, spiced meat. A haddock starter arrives in a tin-foil parcel, encasing a delicately cooked fish that is fragranced with cumin seeds. Quality runs throughout the menu, including the sides where smoked aubergines are a highlight of a visit. Butter chicken is the only slight stumble: the sauce a little too cream heavy without the expected depth, while the chicken itself, cooked off the bone, is rather muted in flavour. A minor quibble, however, of a compact restaurant that is bursting with taste and personality, and all at reasonable prices.

  • High point: Smoked aubergine side
  • Low point: Butter Chicken
  • Notable dish: Smoked aubergines
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  • Provides: Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic
  • Capacity: 29
  • Largest group: 29
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle
  • BYOB: No charge Sun–Thu. Fri/Sat £2.50 corkage (They are licensed too)

Comments & ratings

2. the wee curry shop ashton lane10 Nov 2009, 9:37am Report

My wife and i were taken out to dinner for a birthday treat to the wee Curry House AShton Lane.I have been eating curries in Glasgow and abroad for the last forty years and can say by far this was the worst curry I have ever received,it was in inedible,I can only assume a packet of salt was accidently tipped into the pot.I did tell the waiter the problem but what was even worse is that the chef/ cook/dinnerman did not even come and speak to me,everyone sitting at the table tasted the curry and agread it was very bad.I honestly never complain and eat almost every kind of food,one good thing is I will always remember my birthday at The Wee Curry House but for all the wrong reasons it was pathetic. PS Has anybody else experienced this. J Rice[Chef]

1. saffron29 Jan 2009, 12:56pm4 stars The Wee Curry Shop Report

i have just visited some friends in glasgow after many years since i was there,being an indian food lover they took me to the wee curry shop,i thought the food was wonderful and the menu, so many different things. There are so many lovely restaurants,Iam taking some friends for the week-end.much more variety than London,can't wait.

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