Mother India's Café

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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Nestled opposite the iconic and imposing grandeur of Kelvingrove Art Gallery, it’s quite fitting that this cute and quirky restaurant is lined with bookshelves that fill the wood-panelled nooks and crannies. Small tables match small plates and help infuse an ambience that is more boho bistro than clichéd curry house. There’s more refinement on display in the consistent excellence of the dishes of the tapas-style menu. Spinach chicken, ginger lamb and eternal crowd-pleaser butter chicken all arrive with balanced flavours and a whole sub-continent’s worth of zing. Black urid daal makhni shows imagination in subtly combining deep lentil flavours with cooling cream that creates a richly textured golden sauce. Smaller dishes are great for families and appetites of all sizes – two should do, which means that it’s great value given the lightness and quality of the food. Plus for dessert there’s the pleasing novelty of not leaving a curry house re-enacting March of the Penguins. Different from start to finish, and all the better for it.

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Tiff Griffin visited Mother India's Café on 21 February 2018
  • High point: Flawless cooking across the board
  • Low point: No bookings mean hungry queues
  • Notable dish: South Indian ginger lamb
  • 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