Mother India's Café

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Mother India's Café
1355 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 7RU
  • Telephone 0141 339 9145
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–10.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm; Sun noon–10pm.
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Wildly popular branch of the Mother India family, offering tapas-style portions of immaculately spiced Indian dishes.

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Finnieston is packed with restaurants that cater to a variety of clientele, each subsection of which can no doubt be found visiting the venerable chain that is Mother India. Mother India’s Café is the younger, but no less impressive, sibling of the original restaurant serving tapas-style Indian dishes. The restaurant has smart décor, welcoming staff and a warm and animated atmosphere. This small plate style of eating dishes that are often devoured in full leaves a satisfying and lighter feel than a typical Indian dinner, and begs to be enjoyed with friends. The reputation of the chain, paired with the knowledgeable staff, permit daring selections from the menu and daily specials keep things interesting for those returning. The bold flavours of multiple dishes do, in fact, work harmoniously with one another, and can be tied together with the noteworthy lemon and cashew rice, or a classic garlic naan. Expectations are succeeded right from the (truly) spicy onions that settle you into your meal, right through to the coffee that finishes.

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Becki Crossley visited Mother India's Café on 13 January 2019
  • High point: Vegan options available
  • Low point: No reservations
  • Notable dish: Lemon and cashew basmati rice
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
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  • Provides: Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 49
  • Largest group: No bookings
  • Open since: 2004
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

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